My first powder coating adventure

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by olstyle, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. rydeer

    rydeer Veteran Member

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    some pics for the powder junkies.
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    my engine ready to reinstall!!
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    Chrome hood hinge with black springs
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    This is cold air induction from where my blinkers used to be,1976 LT
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    It's hard to see but the bike behind the hinge is completely powdered.All black and wrinkle black. Wrinkle hides a lot of sins!!!
     
  2. rydeer

    rydeer Veteran Member

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    How to make a household oven bigger. It's called a pregnant oven. The box is fully insulated and sits on the oven door doubling it's size.
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  3. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    Thanks Rick. Now try telling Eastwood that. The pieces aren't even on the website and the gal I talked to basically brushed me off.:mad:

    Think I'll just buy the one you posted and quit dealing with Playskool.
     
  4. BTTB71SS

    BTTB71SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Those look great...

    Unfortunately there is no chrome out there in powder coating that will look like real chrome. It will always have that silver look to it.

    I have done some chrome parts and then sprayed a clear coat which is recommended, but will never look like real chrome ;)
     
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  5. BTTB71SS

    BTTB71SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Laine,

    Can't believe they would not send you the 3 tubes and that the tech has no knowledge of the product. :confused:

    Just get your pocket book out for the 2 I own ... ;)
     
  6. BTTB71SS

    BTTB71SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sorry for the hi-jack Guy....;)
     
  7. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice work again
     
  8. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    Eh, lets keep hi-jacking. As long as were all learning right?!
    When you speak of coats, I presume you just mean you can do more coats as you have more powder in the gun? And what are these kv settings you speak of?
     
  9. BTTB71SS

    BTTB71SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Laine,

    When applying a second coat you need to set your kv's lower as in the powder that comes out of the gun statically. My gun runs from 0kv to 100kv. First coat of powder is run at 90kv, then in the oven for cure time. If it needs a clear then I set my gun to 30-40kv for that second coat of powder. Then goes in the oven. Does this make sense.

    Rick
     
  10. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    Yup, but I'd have to look at my gun again. Don't recall it having any adjustable settings on it.:confused:
     

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