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powder coating help

Post #1 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:36 pm

I have decided to powder coat the smaller parts (i.e fit in the over) on my project.

obviously all paint must be reomved

any other hints and advice????

must the oven be "pre-heated" or can I hang the parts and then turn it on?
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Post #2 by Oldewing » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Beth know about this :8)?????
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Re: powder coating help

Post #3 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:00 pm

the cook does :twisted:

that is another question.... should I expect an..... odor? :cry:
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Re: powder coating help

Post #4 by gregforesi » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:00 pm

It's like baking a cake. If you pre-heat the oven you'll have a better handle on curing time. As for stink factor, it's not likely to be "zero".
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Post #5 by Dog Boy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:03 pm

There ya go. Bake a "throw away" cake at the same time. Blame it on the cake! Hehe.

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Post #6 by cdthiker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:50 pm

I found some tips online for it but my question is about the oven? can you use the same one you cook in ? it seems to be some arguments about it online
got a quote from harleyperformance.com

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"You must have access to an electric oven or toaster oven other than the one used for food, as mildly toxic fumes are liberated from the powder while curing. Used ovens can be found in appliance centers, news papers, and yard sales. The oven must be in good working condition. "


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Re: powder coating help

Post #7 by BladeRunner » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:18 pm

I can't say for powder coating,but, I have used a "crock pot" with antifreeze to "cook" the crud off of aluminum parts for my Rc helicopters and planes, mostly the mufflers..anyway...NEVER use the appliance for human consumption afterwards!..No, wait..let me reword that ..never use the appliance to prepare food for human consumption after using chemicals in them....you will poison the wee buggers! :shock: :shock:
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Re: powder coating help

Post #8 by Neil » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:10 pm

Don't use your oven and especially not in the house ... get a used one and do it out side or in an open garage.

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Post #9 by rcmatt007 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:36 am

so what we are saying here.... is next weekend when I am home alone.... and open the windows-LOL

word of clarification.... I am the cook in the family
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Re: powder coating help

Post #10 by Sagebrush » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:10 am

I think I would get an estimate from a professional powder coater as to how much it would cost to do the job. May not be as expensive as you think and you won't have to replace your oven because you can't get the stink out.
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Re: powder coating help

Post #11 by rcmatt007 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:46 am

I have baked the headers in my oven which stunk up the house, but the oven never stank afterwards. I would expect the inner surface of the over to resist penetration from fumes,. now grease and grime in the oven would be another story.

now a ceramic crock pot aboslutley another story, while you would expect the glace to resist penetration, there is always the rish something gets into the actual "clay" of the pot, which is porous
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Re: powder coating help

Post #12 by rcmatt007 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:37 am

so.... have decided to go the toaster oven route. Need to order some hi-temp masking tape anyway.

was going to clear coat the carb tops and manifolds, but then realized one has plastic and the other "rubber" and thought maybe the "lower" heat for clear powder coat might be a bad idea
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Re: powder coating help

Post #13 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:10 am

update... actually tried 4 peices yesterday in a "toaster oven" from wally world/china

need to work on my skills in transfering from the applying area to the oven.

toaster ovens heat up really fast, so I did not "pre-heat"

wow, powder coating is so much easier than painting

three peices came out great.... one.... well needed better prep, so time to strip!
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Post #14 by Neil » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:14 am

:popcorn: :worthless:

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Post #15 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:17 am

LOL.....
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS


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