I got the Sequoia back from the powdercoater yesterday. I chose RAL3017, which is antique pink, and color-wise the paint job turned out very well. Nor Cal Powdercoating in Ukiah did a very decent job. Most of the frameset has very even and not overly thick layer of paint. The only complaints I have are that the paint is too thick in a couple of spots below the bottom bracket shell, and that the painter didn't cover the threaded holes for the dropout adjusters and so I won't be able to put dropout adjusting screws in there anymore (I lost one in there after breaking it trying to screw it in this morning, and had to drill it out).
|Paint is a little too thick under the bottom bracket shell; the thread here needs to be chased|
Now the bottom bracket shell is being chased, headtube faced, and headset installed. I should get it back tomorrow and build it up. It will be mostly the same components as before with 3 changes: the rear honjo fender was cracked, so I bought a set of Tanaka 45mm smooth alloy fenders to replace the set; the brakes will be silver Tektro 720, and the handlebar will be a more traditional drop bar--VO Grand Cru classic round bars.