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Let's see, what can I powdercoat today?

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Turdle, May 28, 2007.

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    1. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have been practicing with my powdercoating system. So, today I thought I'd coat the wipers on my Wife's Nissan--might as well hit the ones on the Mounty also--
       

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    3. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      That is full gloss black texture--mounty now
       

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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Here is a speed square I hit with full gloss black--look how it gets into the details--
       

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      very nice work. Ive always wanted a powder coating setup. But then if i had one i might get carried away.
       
    6. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Here are some antique lawnmower parts I coated with 50 percent gloss outdoor white hybrid
       

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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thanks.

      Surface prep is the key-

      30 minutes of beadblasting, at least, went into each wiper arm.
       
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      Very nice!
       
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      What kind of system do you have, Jon?
       
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      So, do you have a large oven or something in your garage? Or was this done where you work?
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It is the "Eastwood Pro" system( now in it's box)
      Edit-upgraded to es 280 spec coat gun.

      I have less overspray mess than with paint--and it sweeps up.


      I am doing this in my garage. I am planning on setting this up as a business.
      I am looking now for a 3x3x6' oven-but for now it is a normal kitchen sized unit, which is in my garage. This will mess up your oven-don't do it in your kitchen!!!

      I am also seeking a larger 5hp 80gallon air compressor. I am loosing time in blasting, waiting for my 30 gallon to catch up.

      I have jobs piling up in the garage already. I am doing a Chevelle fanblade and pulley setup, and some brackets ( in chrome powdercoat) for one guy, a Volkswagen Bug engine shroud for another guy.
      The shroud will require the large oven. I turned away so far, a set of traction bars-a tube bumper and a trailer hitch. Need the oven.
       
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      Nice stuff- I especially like the square- its amazing how it goes in every crevice without filling it up.
       
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      O man, looks good. Like said above great detail even when it comes to the small areas such as numbers on the square, would you be able to do wheels in your current oven? If so might have to have a talk with you...
      Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
       
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      Yeah you don't ya want to get caught standing around the Smith House ya might get powered coated too. :D
       
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      That stuff looks pretty good, I'm sure it'll look even better in person:thumbsup:
       
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      The old lawnmower deck has a couple of holes rusted through it. They are very small, but I want to fill them. I have just picked up a can of Alvin's "Lab Metal"
      It is a ground accepting heat resistant putty, which can be powdercoated.

      Let's see how well it works. A 12 oz can is 24.00, so it better be good.
       
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      Too bad your current oven is not big enough for a trailer hitch. Mine needs it bad. :D
       
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      Very cool Jonny. I'm gonna get you to do my air intake pipe when I'm down there some day to do the headers. :D

      Good luck with the venture. :thumbsup:
       
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      powder coat your Hootus?





      Could make you famous....
       
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      yea, especially with the ladies. :D
      trouble is, i don't think a hootus is ground-accepting :confused:
       
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      Umm, even if I could fit it in an oven--I wouldn't
      That would just hurt:D
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Well, I didn't finish the mower.
      I took these in yesterday. Full gloss chrome hybrid

      Still have the fan to do-it is painted with some hell that my blaster will not cut off:mad: .
       

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      Nice work... :thumbsup:

      As for your air compressor setup do you run an air dryer now? Whenever I sandblast my water separator starts misting up and collecting water which eventually reaches the gun. :banghead: meaning its time to take a break and let the tank cool down so the water will separate out..
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Yup--exactly-

      I get about 15 minutes out of it--then it starts misting past the seperator
       
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      You can always do the poor man's air dryer setup... basically I coil up 50' of air hose and put it in an old ice cooler. I then place several blocks of ice in the cooler along with enough water so the air hose is completely submerged. The result is the dew point is lowered causing the water vapor to mist up/turn to a liquid and get trapped by the down stream water separator.

      For ice I just fill several 2 liter soda bottles 80% full of water and freeze for a day.
       

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