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Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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just bought a powder coat gun

dont have an oven yet but i have an infrared heater and that worked pretty good. made this thread to see if anyone had any powder coating experience with some tips to help me out on future projects.
what do you all think? i know they arent perfect but ok for my first project


i missed a few spots, can i just cot those spots again?





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Old 11-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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Looks good I've been wanting to get into this for awhile. Looks good for your first shot. And as far as I know you can shoot another piece I think it's just a little tricky though.


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Old 11-05-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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Did you take the pegs apart? What gun did you get? How did you check the temp of the part to ensure proper cure?
For pegs just get a toaster oven from Target or Walmart and cook them in there. For bigger stuff well... Good luck.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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yeah i wanna get an oven cuz i wanna do the rims on my car, dont wanna waste money on a toaster oven when i plan on getting an oven anyways. i didnt check the temp, just kinda went for it. imma have to redo em but i wanted to get a feel for the gun. its one from harbor freight
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I have the same powder coat thing from harbor freight. Next time you do you pegs, take them apart (but remember how exactly they go back together! took me like an hour to figure out how the hell they went back together when I did mine lol) If you are going to get a full size oven, try finding a cheap one on craigslist, but DO NOT use the oven you cook with
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I have the same powder coat thing from harbor freight. Next time you do you pegs, take them apart (but remember how exactly they go back together! took me like an hour to figure out how the hell they went back together when I did mine lol) If you are going to get a full size oven, try finding a cheap one on craigslist, but DO NOT use the oven you cook with
nice man. any tips you found while using it? temp to bake things? how long? does it last? stuff like that. i didnt even think about taking em apart.
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what did you pay for the whole thing? Been thinking of getting one of these and powder coating for a little money on the side
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what did you pay for the whole thing? Been thinking of getting one of these and powder coating for a little money on the side
it was 60$ and i had a 20% off coupon
but the reviews say its not good if youre going to use it for a business, so buy something a lil better.
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it was 60$ and i had a 20% off coupon
but the reviews say its not good if youre going to use it for a business, so buy something a lil better.
Lol that's harbor freight for ya! I buy my off the wall things there that I'll only need to occasionally use. They just put one 5 minutes from my house in Indio - it's great! I've all ready bought a winch (no use for it, but I had a coupon, and my hope was that it might possibly help me load my bike into the back of my truck) and a work light, some sockets. Good stuff. Where in SoCal are you located? I wanted to powder coat my pegs too and would be willing to toss you a few bucks towards your oven if you'll do a quality job!
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Lol that's harbor freight for ya! I buy my off the wall things there that I'll only need to occasionally use. They just put one 5 minutes from my house in Indio - it's great! I've all ready bought a winch (no use for it, but I had a coupon, and my hope was that it might possibly help me load my bike into the back of my truck) and a work light, some sockets. Good stuff. Where in SoCal are you located? I wanted to powder coat my pegs too and would be willing to toss you a few bucks towards your oven if you'll do a quality job!
im in san bernardino. i wouldnt feel comfortable since im new at it. but with some practice if you still need it ill be down to do it then lol dont wanna say ill do a perfect job and you not agree
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Do you have a sand blasting setup too?

Have fun stripping that PC off... sometimes it's a bitch.
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im in san bernardino. i wouldnt feel comfortable since im new at it. but with some practice if you still need it ill be down to do it then lol dont wanna say ill do a perfect job and you not agree
I'm not expecting perfection. Hell, I just painted my extra fairings with a rattle can! PM me if you ever feel comfortable enough!


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The powder cures at different temps. It depends on the brand of powders. Some of mine range from 375 to 450 degrees. I have a toaster oven and full size that I use. I use a cheap craftsman powder gun. Easy to use and doesn't required a air compressor. I have one of those too!!!! In my experience with powder coating the best tip I can give you is to make damn sure the parts is clean. And tape and plug threads. I tend to use Eastwood powders. Hope it helps, and if you need help just ask. A few examples of mine are on some of my posts.


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nice man. any tips you found while using it? temp to bake things? how long? does it last? stuff like that. i didnt even think about taking em apart.
To get the powder to come out decently you gotta mess with your air pressure. I think mine ended up working well around 30psi but not sure because its been a while since i've used it. the reviews on the hf website have some recommendations for psi. I think I baked my stuff around 450* for roughly 20 minutes after the powder melts (it gets glossy).

As far as lasting, mine is doing a pretty good job. It is kinda starting to wear off on the peg where my foot goes, but overall it looks great still.

also, sometimes you will be spraying and forget to put your foot on the pedal! happened to me many times lol. and sometimes the powder wont seem like it's coming out, but just give it a little shake and you should be good

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #16
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Do you have a sand blasting setup too?
Have fun stripping that PC off... sometimes it's a bitch.
i did such a light coat i could scratch it off lol using a heater instead of oven prolly helped with that.

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The powder cures at different temps. It depends on the brand of powders. Some of mine range from 375 to 450 degrees. I have a toaster oven and full size that I use. I use a cheap craftsman powder gun. Easy to use and doesn't required a air compressor. I have one of those too!!!! In my experience with powder coating the best tip I can give you is to make damn sure the parts is clean. And tape and plug threads. I tend to use Eastwood powders. Hope it helps, and if you need help just ask. A few examples of mine are on some of my posts.

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thanks alot for the tips. yeah i noticed shaking the gun helped the powder come out. i just bout some from harbor freight to practice with, i heard eastwood is good powder so that will be what i get later
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so i boght an oven for 45$ off craigslist....realized when i got home i dont have an outlet for it -__-
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #19
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finally got some free time to actually powdercoat some things.
what do you guys think?
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Re: just bought a powder coat gun

Can u do some to mine? Ill prep it

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Its so much fun I got a Eastwood setup for xmass love it, the prep is the most important part. I used a dremel and acetone to properly clean the parts. They also say aluminum is very prone to out gassing so pre baking aluminum parts is a must. I found that the powder sticks alot better when ur metal is heated a bit u can use a mapp gas torch or put them in the oven for a sec. Also get your self a dedicated ground from a ground rod in the yard. Looks good man keep us posted. also powder365.com is a great source of info on the topic also columbiacoatings has great powder for good prices.
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Re: just bought a powder coat gun

Im in stuart florida. Mainly want my rear pegs and rearsets to match the bikes frame

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Damn you are a little far im in cali. I would take some parts on for.practice if you were closer.
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Just when I thought I had purchased all the toys I could want to hold me over until summer. I find myself in two pc threads in 12hrs.

Damn you! I see a trip to harbor freight in the near future!
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[quote=NaturalPhenomenon;3714618]Can u do some to mine? Ill prep it
yeah man im in cali also. too far. not worth it if you ship it.

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Its so much fun I got a Eastwood setup for xmass love it, the prep is the most important part. I used a dremel and acetone to properly clean the parts. They also say aluminum is very prone to out gassing so pre baking aluminum parts is a must. I found that the powder sticks alot better when ur metal is heated a bit u can use a mapp gas torch or put them in the oven for a sec. Also get your self a dedicated ground from a ground rod in the yard. Looks good man keep us posted. also powder365.com is a great source of info on the topic also columbiacoatings has great powder for good prices.
yeah i pre baked em. the powder melts right on. i got mine from harbor freight, nothing fancy but gets the job done. do you use eastwood powder? i used soe from harbor freight as well. we'll see how it holds up, so fa so good
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Be careful you will want to coat anything metal in sight!
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Be careful you will want to coat anything metal in sight!
hahaha i bought it mainly for my rims on my car, but figured id play a bit with smaller stuff before getting into a big project like rims. where in cali are you?
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Im in santa cruz . Iam using eatwood.powder until it.runs out.than buying from columbia coatings eastwood.is.a ripoff
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I can fit it all in a flat rate box for 15 bucks it depends how much ull charge me

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