The powdercoat guys will take care of that. I got my frame back and saw that they had put tape in the holes where i had drilled/tapped it for threads. Guess they would do that for you. Just tell them what you want. Easy to just take it to someone and let them make the mess. Plus,when you brew and wort gets on it, it just wipes off and it is tuff to nick. Its been over a year on my stand and no nicks, thus no rust! My next frame will be powdercoated as well. I like color, thats just me.