|03-20-2008 09:03 AM|
Thanks for the info - I have picked up ome powder off ebay but will check out this seller as well. do have an electric oven at my shop for powdercoating, just haven't tried to use it yet
|03-19-2008 10:49 PM|
thanks nissan for the tips, i have read articles on building bigger ovens.
awert -->ELECTRIC OVEN ONLY!!!! no gas ovens allowed!...
|03-19-2008 10:23 PM|
I was wondering,,,,,,, is a gas oven or electric oven better, or no differance, I would think the electric would be more expensive to operate..
|03-19-2008 12:12 PM|
keep the ground wire hooked up when moving the item into the oven,hook the other end of the ground to the inside of the oven then ground the oven. to build a larger oven cut up two ovens,or build from scrach and use oven elements or infrared lights.I worked 4 years in this industry there is a lot of info about building your own oven,good luck.
|03-19-2008 09:54 AM|
hey 66 chevy, i use the HF gun too. it's the same as eastwoods but cheaper. try a kitchen oven instead of a toaster oven. you will love it. the only thing that makes me mad is you can't do really big parts like rear axel housings or tube axels--they won't fit in the oven...
here is a tip: preheat big parts in the oven before you spray the powder on. make sure the parts are clean (i usually bead blast them first) ...
EDIT: also i buy my powders, hi-temp tape, hi-temp plugs off ebay. there is a seller in utah (can't remember the name) that sells good stuff for cheap. just search (powdercoat) on ebay...
|03-19-2008 09:34 AM|
|66chevystepside||Like the others have said its the smell is not that bad. I have used a small toaster oven for small parts and it worked out great - I also have an electric oven but haven't graduated to doing big parts yet I have the Harbor Freight setup and it works well for what I have tried.|
|03-19-2008 08:56 AM|
|techron||hi cboy, the smell is not harmful, but it is sure annoying. the wifey will surely kick you out of the house (if you have one--not house but wifey,luckily i never got one of those--too expensive) and kiddies--DON'T BAKE POWDERCOAT IN YOUR KITCHEN, YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!|
|03-19-2008 08:43 AM|
The "spraying" part of the job isn't particularly messy or smelly. As noted above, some of the powder will end up on the floor but easy to broom or vacuum up. So I don't think there's any problem doing that part in your basement.
The baking, on the other hand DOES have an obtrusive odor. I don't know that it is particularly harmful but I can imagine it would linger in the basement and get into the rest of the house with ease. Not something the wife and family is likely to be pleased with.
If at all possible, I would recommend installing your oven in the garage and doing everything out there. Just a lot less hassle.
|03-19-2008 08:12 AM|
OH, by the way, you are right. i spray at like -1LB pressure. the powder just floats out of the gun and gets sucked onto the part. if you get too much powder on the part the excess just falls off.
|03-19-2008 07:01 AM|
|Arrowhead||I do it in my basement garage, it's good to have ventilation if your doing a lot of big parts. It's not as bad as spray painting though. The thing I found was turn the air pressure down works best. You literally want the dust to settle on the part, not blow it on. If you blow it on, it just blows material off.|
|03-18-2008 11:49 PM|
you will have powder that won't stick to the part (s) , "overspray" if you will, it's nothing a few sheets of newspaper spread down won't handle. just wad em up and throw em away when your done...
|03-18-2008 11:32 PM|
Powder coating @ home: mess & smell?
My brother just picked up an oven today to start powder coating with. My questions are how messy is it to spray the actual powder in a garage let's say, and when baking the parts inside the garage or basement will the fumes be too nasty or harmful. He is hoping to keep the oven in the basement around where the dryer is (for the 220v receptacle)
How are you guys set up at home to do this?