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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Powder-Coating at Home (?)

Anyone set up to do small batch powder coating themselves?

Was looking at Eastwood online and they have the paint, guns, and IR lamps for small stuff.

Anyone used their products or something similar?

I would like the option of powder coating small batches of stuff (heater box, clutch pedal box, etc) as I pull and refit as opposed to making one big trip or multiple smaller trips to the shop for powder coating.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Are you single or do you have a spare oven in the garage? I think the only limiting factor is the size of your oven and the cooperativeness (is that a word?) of your significant other, or anyone else who shares your oven with you
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Charles, you know that big new garage you just built? I have an idea: http://martinsburg.craigslist.org/tls/2968270673.html
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Sweet! You buy it and I'll store it. You can come use it whenever you want (as long as you obey my neighbors no loud noise after 9pm ordinance).
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Awesome! I'll ping him now and let you know.
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I would like the option of powder coating small batches of stuff (heater box, clutch pedal box, etc) as I pull and refit as opposed to making one big trip or multiple smaller trips to the shop for powder coating.
I have done powdercoat curing in a used toaster oven.

The results are very good.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Just be careful on prep... Abrasive blasting is a damn good idea.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Are you single or do you have a spare oven in the garage? I think the only limiting factor is the size of your oven and the cooperativeness (is that a word?) of your significant other, or anyone else who shares your oven with you
Ha, yeah I'm single and have a 'purpose built' garage just for including projects and tools and excluding cars LOL.


As far as abrasives, will also be buying a media blaster.

Which leads to another question: the PO of my IIA painted over the galvy; has anyone tried a soda blaster for removing paint? From what I've read you should be able to tune the pressure and air flow but whether the setting to remove paint has an effect on the galvy i don't know....
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I took the MoD paint off the galvy bits with plain old paint stripper.
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