I made this at Techshop Detroit
1 Broken Kickstand
Flat black powdercoat
Powder coat booth and oven
Safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet
Step 1: Broken Kickstand
Due to a previous owner my bike had a broken kickstand since I bought it. Thankfully, now I don't have to fight and embarrass myself every time I park.
Step 2: Sandblast
Get rid of the old paint and rust on both parts. This will help not only with the powder coat but also with getting a cleaner weld. After sand blasting I blew it with compressed air and wiped it off with acetone.
Step 3: Weld
For the MIG weld I used a wire speed of 176 and voltage at 16. I propped it up in place using magnets and clamps trying to get it lined up as best could. I welded the foot catch onto the stand. It was tacked first, then I went over and filled it in gave it a good weld all around.
Step 4: Powder Coat
After welding I powder coated the kickstand in flat black. Powder was purchased from Prismatic Powders. I baked it at 375 F for 12 minutes.
Step 5: Kickstand
I now have a working kickstand.