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- Nov 18, 2012
- eac67gt - 03-08-13, 11:40 AMPowder coating is always one of those things like anodizing I wanted to try but haven't. It seems a bit more costly than anodizing but like any finishing it has its place. I know different people that have tried it at home and got into deep battles with their wives after trying to use the kitchen oven. Not a good idea. In a lot of our cases a small toaster oven would probably be big enough for our parts we machine. Once again I have no experience at powder coating but have small itch to try so if anyone has done it or has any input on it let us know. EdEdit Report IP
- xalky - 03-08-13, 12:14 PMI saved my old kitchen stove and installed it in my basement for such things as powder coating or preheating things for welding. I just did my first powder coating a few weeks ago. It came out alright considering i had almost no clue what i was doing. I use the harbor freight powder coat gun, I can't remember what i paid but it was pretty cheap with a 20% off coupon.Edit Report IP
- fretsman - 03-08-13, 08:30 PMI have also done a little bit as I just got setup with a small toaster oven.Edit Report IP
Definitely need a cleaner area as I have a few "fisheyes" that spoil a good part.
It is very nice and sturdy stuff though, my setup comes from Eastwood company and seems to be a decent quality.
Hopefully I get a little more time to play soon, just swamped with work here lately.
EDIT: I guess we can't directly upload pics in the group area? We have to use a url only?
- eac67gt - 03-09-13, 10:01 AMThe way I found to add pics was to copy and paste them right into your post. I had to make sure though that the pic was sized correctly because I had one that was so big you had to scroll ALOT to get from side to side. Learning curve.Edit Report IP
This "Group" thing does have more limited capabilities for posting than the regular forum. I did make a request to create a forum topic on this subject but it hasn't been done yet and may never be so we, for now, will continue down our happy path.
- xalky - 03-09-13, 11:07 AMI think this category warrants a section in the main forum down by the welding section. I'll see if i can prod a little bit to make it happen.
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