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Old 06-12-2012, 08:06 PM
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Powdercoating without oven

I was working today and thinking how powdercoat looks like before it's baked. I don't have access to an oven and had a thought.... What if I were to use heat gun to melt it (lets say small parts, brackets, etc.) Would that work? I have one of those dual stage heat guns 572F/1112F and it really puts out heat.
I already have one of those HF powder coaters so I guess I could try it out..

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I was working today and thinking how powdercoat looks like before it's baked. I don't have access to an oven and had a thought.... What if I were to use heat gun to melt it (lets say small parts, brackets, etc.) Would that work? I have one of those dual stage heat guns 572F/1112F and it really puts out heat.
I already have one of those HF powder coaters so I guess I could try it out..
I think the blower on the heat gun will blow some powder off.
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" (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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I was working today and thinking how powdercoat looks like before it's baked. I don't have access to an oven and had a thought.... What if I were to use heat gun to melt it (lets say small parts, brackets, etc.) Would that work? I have one of those dual stage heat guns 572F/1112F and it really puts out heat.
I already have one of those HF powder coaters so I guess I could try it out..
If we lived closer to each other I would let you use the oven in my house. My wife don't use it.
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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.
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My wife asked me to take her someplace new for dinner so I took her to the kitchen
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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.
Now that's funny right there
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I was working today and thinking how powdercoat looks like before it's baked. I don't have access to an oven and had a thought.... What if I were to use heat gun to melt it (lets say small parts, brackets, etc.) Would that work? I have one of those dual stage heat guns 572F/1112F and it really puts out heat.
I already have one of those HF powder coaters so I guess I could try it out..
Give it a try, sounds like it "should" work. It seems like an easy enough experiment.

When I read your thread title I thought "Hmm, powdercoating without an oven, isn't that called "Painting"?

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Give it a try, sounds like it "should" work. It seems like an easy enough experiment.

When I read your thread title I thought "Hmm, powdercoating without an oven, isn't that called "Painting"?

Brian
LOL,Brian,I guess your right...
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..

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LOL,Brian,I guess your right...
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..
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Appropos of the original topic, I've seen pictures of these stand up radiant heaters being used to bake powdercoat.
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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.
You dont need to send your wife, you can keep her
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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.

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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?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:27 PM
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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

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