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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..
 

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mitmaks said:
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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mitmaks said:
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. :thumbup:
 

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mitmaks said:
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"? :p

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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"? :p

Brian
LOL,Brian,I guess your right... :thumbup:
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... :thumbup:
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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boy, rough crowd. we'd all be divorced if our wives read this forum... :D

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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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 :D

 

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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. :D
 

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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.

 
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