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BB & HT facing(4 posts)

BB & HT facingTUT2222
Dec 9, 2003 12:46 PM
I posted this question this morning, and the post seems to have dissapeared :(. I am about ready to have my bike painted and was wondering if I ahould have the bb and ht faced(mid 80's bike) and if so, should it be done before or after the paint job. I can see pros and cons to either way, so I was wondering when it is typically done. Thanks
re: BB & HT facingDropped
Dec 9, 2003 1:18 PM
Part of the reason for facing and chasing is to get rid of paint overspray, in addition to lining things up, so I would suspect that you should wait until after the painting is done.

Experts feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
re: BB & HT facingspluti
Dec 9, 2003 2:12 PM
If the faces we're good before the bike was disassembled they don't need facing. If you don't know I would assemble a bottom bracket and head set to check fit before painting. Then the paint shop should mask the faces appropriatly. If they haven't done a bicycle tell them what you want masked. Facing is generally only required when a frame is brand new off the fixture.
Dec 9, 2003 3:53 PM
I just had a frame painted and even after asking them to tape off those areas, there was still overspray and stuff like that in the BB shell.

If you know for a fact that you have had it faced before, maybe you can explain to the people painting it what it is and tell them how important it is to tape off that area and see if you can get a way with it. But if your frame hasn't had it done before and you plan to do it anyways, just do it after they paint.

When I had my bike painted, I didn't have it done by people who normally paint bikes, so I don't think they knew how important keeping that area clean was. I didn't worry about it because I own the facing tools and thread chasing tools. If it's gonna cost you $30 at the shop, then make sure to tell the people painting it to keep it clean.