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Old 04-03-2006, 12:15 PM
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First batch with new powder coater

This is my first run of parts using my "new toy", an Eastwood powder coater. Parts were prepped according to directions (which can be found at Eastwood's web site) and shot with Eastwood's single stage reflective chrome powder.

It's all a pretty straightforward process. You need to be pretty meticulous with the prep but the actual shooting of the powder seems quite forgiving. Nothing like shooting with paint where you (or at least I) can mess things up in a hurry.

As others have noted in prior threads, the powder can not really compete with real chrome in terms of reflectivity and shine, but I'm very happy with the results. Especially for my first time out.







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Old 04-03-2006, 12:24 PM
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That looks awesome!!! I want one now
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:28 PM
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I like it, and for a first timer it looks like a great job to me, and it looks just like others have described the "almost chrome" to look like.

I don't have the facilities to powdercoat, and until the new shop is done with the planning stages I won't be able to do it for quite some time now.

In the meantime I have to send anything I want powdercoated to another member in the Chevelle club I belong to.
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For a first time, cboy, you did a very fine job. What kind of oven do you have and did you cook them all at once?
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:52 PM
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Pat yourself on the back Cboy...you deserve it! One small problem though...now that you've tasted the powdercoating way, you are hooked

I picked up an Eastwood gun years ago and have never looked back. I even have an oven in my garage
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
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For a first time, cboy, you did a very fine job. What kind of oven do you have and did you cook them all at once?
I picked up a used electric oven from a local appliance dealer for $50. All the timers, lights and controls still work great. You can see a pic in this thread http://hotrodders.com/forum/new-toy-...=powder+coater And yes, the batch of parts you see in the picture were all done at once by hanging them on short wires from an over rack.
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Up close how does it compare to cad plating in appearence? Looks a lot like it in the pics. Been thinking about getting one for a while now but this does it I am going to order one!
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I even have an oven in my garage
Now that I've done this batch I can't image NOT having the oven right there in in the shop. There is a definite odor during both the pre-heating of the parts and during the actual curing of the powder not to mention the overspray dust mess created when you spray the parts. Plus it is sooooooo convenient to have the oven right there by the work bench.
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That really looks good...Now you got me thinking. Dadgummit I gave a old oven away last year.
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Up close how does it compare to cad plating in appearence? Looks a lot like it in the pics.
I think the best description I've heard is something along the lines of the back side of aluminum foil. And it's not too far off from the look of rattle can chrome paint. The BIG difference is this stuff will hold up and keep looking good for years and years while the luster of chrome paints quickly lose their luster and often can rub right off on your hand. Nobody is going to mistake it for chrome, but for the price it's pretty appealing. Like Mike951 just said, it's easy to get hooked on using this stuff.
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I'm impressed! I've been thinking about picking up one of Eastwood's powder coating kits and I think you just made up my mind.
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Eastwood is going to have to put him on the payroll, looks like he has already sold at least two for them today!
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Here is my second batch run of the day. I clear coated the intake manifold I just got done polishing. (Note: this entry is cross posted in my polishing thread.)

The first shot is just the clear coated manifold while the second shot is a close up comparison to give you and idea of how much the clear might dull the shine. (The clear coat is on the left, the raw polish job on the right.) While there is a slight visible difference, I think the benefits of the protection you get far outweighs the reduction in shine.



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Dadgummit I gave a old oven away last year.
Maybe that's the one I bought from my guy here in Woodruff, WI. (It does have the initials HH carved in one side.)
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anyone try the craftsman powder gun? i am comtemplating dishing out the
$150 next time it is on sale. mainly because it has it's own built in air supply, and i don't have to drag around an airline and use the disposable filters. but really good job on those, they came out nice...
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