so it's worth the $60 then? Assuming i get it this weekend, any tips for a virgin coater?
Hope you have an oven designated just for curing powder coat. Don't use the one in your kitchen it will ruin it unless you want all future food to taste of powder coat. No experience, just the one rule I've heard numerous times to make me believe it is true.
Posts: 2692 From: South Jersey, USA Registered: Feb 2009
Get a large cardboard box cut the front out so you can put the parts in there to shoot them. You must have an oven and not in your house. Read the label on the color you choose some are cooked at different temps and times. The HF gun works pretty good I have done all my A arms and things. Good Luck
Posts: 7395 From: Lake Worth, FL,US Registered: Dec 1999
I bought my gun and their oven about 5 yrs ago. I wish I could have more parts to coat. I love when they come out of the oven. Just as good as warm apple pie A key item is to have proper plugs and tape to cover threaded holes atc. and anywhere you don't want it to be coated. Coating is very easy. A key item is to have the air gun pressure right. If it is ok then the rest is easy. I buy my powder and supplies here: http://www.pendrypowdercoatings.com
I powder coated all of my control arms and joints, but I used a huge commercial oven from a local DIY garage. They had a media blaster to get down to the bare metal. It was fun as hell, and very easy if you follow directions. It's addictive, as I was looking for anything I could find not the car to powder coat.
I have a question though...this DIY garage shut down and I too have heard that you never want to use your in-home oven. I've seen some car part magazines that say you can cure with high amp heated lights. Is this true? It doesn't seem like they'd generate enough heat.
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Posts: 39 From: Cherry Tree,PA USA Registered: Dec 2009
A friend of mine has a setup from Eastwood. It works well but I don't trust him to do anything for me because he is too much of a slob. The end result of anything is based on preparation. He half a$$es his way through everything in life and the quality of the finish reflects that. He'll spend all the time to sandblast something only to handle it with greasy hands, contaminating everything in the oven and getting poor adhesion and coverage.