How to raw powder coated scooter parts

October 24, 2014

Ever wonder how riders make their pro scooter parts raw and then add their own look?  Lucky team rider Bayley Maxcy shows you how he raws parts in the following guide. Read below and be careful!!!

I like to raw and paint my parts because I feel like it gives my scooter a unique look and makes it one of a kind. Whenever I post a photo of my new product online I get a lot of people asking “how did you do that?” or “what did you use?”. Well today I’m going to tell you how to raw a powder coated scooter part.

Rawing/stripping a scooter part can actually be fun and easy if you have the right tools. If you’re going to raw a powder coated part you will need the following:

  • The scooter part you are rawing

  • A clean workspace (not the inside of your house or on top of the table you eat from)

  • Rubber gloves (not a must but a good precaution)

  • Paint stripper (if you get the spray on version you wont need a paint brush but if you get the paint on version, make sure you get a disposable paint brush) PS: I think the paint on version works better

  • A paint scraper to peel off the paint

  • A clean up towel

  • Big piece of cardboard/newspaper

  • Rubbing alcohol (not a must)

Once you have those things you are ready to start the process. The first thing you need to do is find a clean workspace. This will most likely be somewhere in your garage or if its nice out, somewhere outside. Make sure where you are working is flat. Take your cardboard or newspaper and place it on the ground. Next, take your part and place it on top of the cardboard. Make sure you wipe some rubbing alcohol lightly over the whole part to clean it off and make it ready to strip. Next put your rubber gloves on your hands. You are now ready to start the production.


If you’re using the spray on paint stripper, lightly spray the part and let it sit on for 15 minutes. If you’re using the paint on kind, lightly dump some on your part and begin to spread it all over with your paint brush. Also let the stripper sit on for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up, take your paint scraper and begin to scrape away at the paint. It should peel off very easily. It probably won't all come off on the first try though, so repeat these steps multiple times until your part is paint free. It took me about two hours to raw my deck so dont be surprised if you spend an hour rawing your bars or something else. Now that your part is raw, it's time to clean up. Dab the towel with rubbing alcohol and lightly wipe the whole part down. This will get any left over sticky bits or residue off. Next, throw away the cardboard/newspaper and put away the other things. Make sure you leave your workspace cleaner than it was before you got there.

Here’s a good video that shows what I just explained:




I hope this guide helps you raw your scooter parts effectively. Polishing and painting your scooter parts is another thing and we will save that for another article. So go out and get creative, just don't make a mess!!!


Written By: Bayley Maxcy

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