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Does anyone have comments about home powder coating systems like Eastwood's Hot Coat System? Just wondered if the high cost was worth it and how big and hot the oven has to be, how durable the finish, etc. We have a place in town that powder coats, but you have to use their colors (black, red or white) and wait till their production schedule suits small parts. (Can't just use the ovens.) Thanks for any comments.- [if this is in Knowledge Base I didn't notice]
 

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My old man loves this stuff. He uses a regular electric oven to bake in. Just dont use the oven in your kitchen. Or your next Pizza will taste :eek: and your ol lady might <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" /> you!
 

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have a close friend does small stuff in his shop uses old electric oven, does anything that fits,what system he uses don't know,send me a pm or e-mail will give you his # if you want always comes out pretty good, :)
 

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I have been looking at an outfit at harbour freight recently, it is a lot cheaper than eastwood and I am sure it is cheaper built but I have been more than satisfied with every thing I have bought from them so far.Anyone tried it? the part no. is 42802,
 

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The stuff is great. most parts have to bake at 400 degrees. If you do it in the oven in the house. You won't be married to much longer. stinks up the whole house. You can buy a oven at a garage sale for around 50.00.
You can buy one of eastwood heat lamps, but it will take longer to bake.

If you do get one. You'll love it.
 

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sorry about this but, i really dislike harbour freight junk. most are chinese made tools/equipment that does not hold up or last.the rest is remanufactured returns/sub quality tools. after 3 different tools failed/broke, i no longer buy from them. remember you only get what you pay for. just my .02
 

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Here is another opinion. I LOVE Harbor Freight tools. Have a whole garage full of them. My pneumatic sanders and grinders are at least 15 years old, NEVER get oiled (my bad) and still go like crazy. My spray gun has painted at least 12 cars that look great. I bougth two $150 Maikita top of the line grinders 'cause I wanted the "best" . Both burned up within an hour of use with a 1/2" carbide bit enlarging holes in body sheetmetal - pretty light service. The factory said the warranty didn't apply 'cause I had 'abused' them. Conversely I have a HF $20 grinder that I abuse like crazy (like stall the motor!!!!) and it just keeps chugging along after 5 or so years. Their return policy is AWESOME. Whereas Sears gives me a super hassle evertime I try to replace a broken lifetime guaranteed Craftsman tool, HF always either exchanges the tool cheerfully or if I deem it is a piece of junk (yes they do make some real crap - hack saw blades strip teeth in the first few swipes, their store brand recipri-saw strips gears just looking at it), they give me a full refund. In my experience, it is totally safe to try an HF tool - if it works I save $$$$$, if it is garbage, they pay me back. My advice is try it. If it works great, if it doesn't, sendit back and get the Eastwood unit.
 
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