|06-20-2012 07:55 AM|
I've cheated a little on a part that wouldn't fit in my oven. I needed to do my roll bar and didn't really want to go to the hassle of bringing it somewhere. I preheated the roll bar with a torch and got it as hot as I could and evenly heated as possible (an infrared thermometer helps). Once I got it around 250, I dusted the powder coat on and it melted on contact. The only drawback was it had a little orange peel becuase it wasn't hot enough. It was even a two coat, silver base and blue candy.
|06-19-2012 03:34 PM|
never had a lump either. probably caused by too much powder creating a small avalanche.
when that happened to me, i blew the part of and re-coated the part.
i used an infrared thermometer at first and now i just use the oven on light to set the timer.
set temp to 450*, when the light goes off, turn temp down to 400*, set timer for 15 min, turn oven off, open door, remove when cool.
|06-19-2012 03:27 PM|
no problems with flipping the part, i've only done 5 wheels, 7 yrs ago. still looks good.
i also made all my accessory drive bracket, they are a little industrial looking but work well.
powder coated the brackets and pulleys 7 yrs ago too.
backing plates and diff cover pc'd too. the backing plates were the first thing i pc'd.
the yellow was a little too pastel, bought some red and now i add 1/2 tspn of red powder to a cup of yellow powder
i chose to leave the backing plates pastel, too lazy to dissasemble the axles again
|06-18-2012 04:07 PM|
|AutoGear||You spray, bake cool...then flip for the other side? no issues with overspray or reheating? How smooth does the surface finish get? theres an industrial powdercoater here; he does some hot rod stuff...the P/C seems awful thick and sometimes you can find a few lumps...is this normal?|
|06-18-2012 10:02 AM|
boy, rough crowd. we'd all be divorced if our wives read this forum...
back to the original post.
like oldbodyman said, any heat source can be used.
i would think a heat gun would blow the powder off though.
toaster oven would work, but you'd have better luck with the oven in your kitchen
coat it outside in the garage and carefully place the part in a foil lined oven
this is my free powder coat central.
with the top elements removed it runs on a 220v 20a circuit
i have a rotiserrie on the oven rack to spin the wheel as i powder coat, bake, cool and flip for the other side.
|06-18-2012 06:45 AM|
|06-14-2012 10:06 AM|
|Stick895||Appropos of the original topic, I've seen pictures of these stand up radiant heaters being used to bake powdercoat.|
|06-13-2012 06:43 PM|
|06-13-2012 05:30 PM|
Hey S-10 I wasnt trying to be funny If said my wife has a bigass,It'd be a lie .....she has three of them. she'll never get mad and say kiss my *** again,the last time she did I told her I dont have all day...it took almost two hours before the stars stopped flying around. I'll never say that again either..
|06-13-2012 12:31 PM|
When I read your thread title I thought "Hmm, powdercoating without an oven, isn't that called "Painting"?
|06-13-2012 12:05 PM|
|06-13-2012 09:10 AM|
|Stick895||My wife asked me to take her someplace new for dinner so I took her to the kitchen|
|06-13-2012 06:44 AM|
|deadbodyman||Sheet, my wife dont even know what one is used for .I'll send you mine,and use the extra room for another fridge something her bigass uses all the time.|
|06-13-2012 12:46 AM|
|06-12-2012 11:39 PM|
" (lets say small parts, brackets, etc.)"
Can you say 'toaster oven'.
$20.00 brand new all over town.
Have fun with it.
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