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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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      How much rust had to be removed? Being underground must have helped a little with less O2 ??
       
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    3. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      that and the paint which had to have lead in it. ;)

      The rust was not so bad. I ran it through a self clean cycle in my little oven, turned on the big ol fan and abandoned the garage. After that it spent about an hour in my blast cabinet. I'd blast on it for about 20 minutes and walk away for a day or so. OK, to be honest it was pretty tough to blast clean.
       
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      Just noticed this thread...I poked around a few of the sections, but I'm nowhere near current on all 74 pages of discussion & pictures. In summary: Nice work!

      I'm assuming, by the size of a few of the objects you're powder coating, that you have a larger oven than you originally started with.

      It was only last year that I started to learn welding, metal work, and auto body & paint. I've managed to apply some of that knowledge to home repair & maintenance as well. I even got the chance to paint one of the local community college's police cruisers -- we jumped straight from learning priming basics into a full blown paint job covering 2/3rd of a Crown Vic. Now I'm slowly-but-surely trying to restore/mod my '66 GMC pickup...that's a lot of project to do alone and without a garage.

      Eventually I'd love to have a setup which will allow me to do these sorts of things with all of the optimum tools.

      Your results are outstanding. Thanks for making this thread to begin with; I'll be checking it out from time to time to see progress and learn more.
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thanks for the positive remarks!
      I sent you a pm
       
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      Been a while since I've checked in but I gotta ask if you were worried about possibly changing the weight rating on the springs when you coated them? And I never asked in the past but I believe you also used to do brake calipers in the past but not any more is this for worries of seal breakdown and not wanting liability?

      Depending on how the next few months play out I may have some parts to send you.
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Well, my wife came home with an old Cosco 3 tier cart which had about 5 coats of paint on it.

      I burned that stuff all off, had to farm out the blasting, but they did a good job.

      I then did the handles with "super chrome" and clear vision top coat. The trays are silver vein with sultan green transparent.

      As much as I would like to end up with a chrome look, what you see is about as chrome as I can get with powder. Looks more like polished stainless steel to me.

      Sorry bout the lens spot

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      Nice!

      .... as always. ;)
       
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      Here's some pictures of the valve cover for my 2002 KIA Sportage Jon did last year. Just got around to putting on a couple of weeks ago.

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      Cool, an actual valve cover, you can actually see! :)

      Looks good!
       
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      Jon your the man. This stuff looks great. Makes me want to go order more powders from powderbythepound.com lol. I'd like to know more about the primer coatings as well. My chrome only comes out 90% good.
       
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      Powdercoating is baked on for 10 minutes ( part temp) at about 400 degrees. Unless something on the inside of the engine comes in contact with it the coating will stick, provided the surface was prepped properly.

      For those worried about internal engine parts being coated, there are several that are. High temp piston dome coatings come to mind.

      On steel parts I would rather the entire thing be coated, as the masking line transition to bare metal will be the failure point where corrosion will start, and migrate under the coating.
       

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      Jon, have you found a good metallic bright blue that is a single stage. all the ones ive found that I liked have been 2 stage.
       
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      Nope. And even the ones which are claimed to be single stage are actually not.

      The coating itself might not fail but without a clear coat it will loose luster. I will not use any metallic without a clear powder top coat.
       
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      clear doesn't bother me, that's somewhat easy, but the candy colors , man I can never get parts to come out the same color.
       
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      OK, you have to hit the tight spots first, then the whole part. Hang in oven until the powder flows out well, remove part and re shoot the light spots, then back into oven for full cure. A clear over the candy will help also. In fact, the candies fade in sunlight so I have been clearing them also.

      Hope this helps!

      Which gun do you have?

      Do you have a good ground rod to your booth?
       
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      Im still using the eastwood system. I don't do much coating so its ok at the hobby level. I do already hit the corners first as well as turn down the voltage when doing so. it seems to help not build up as much. I also initially get the part to about 200 before the initial coat, then reshoot shortly after it flows. my candy parts come out nice, but if I put 3-4 side by side none are the same exact color.

      I also don't have a booth and am using a "modified home oven". Works great but I couldn't do a set of 4 wheels and have them all match.
       
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      A Ford part before and after

      The casting marks beneath the lettering bars showed up worse than I thought, but whatcha gonna do? Fixing it would have required hours of sanding to achieve a uniform texture on the entire surface, and would not stand up to bead blasting.

      As cast, before , beadblasted, and after
       

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      I like you guys, but not that much. It's so cold there we'd have to spoon.

      see what mean? :D


      can we just be friends?
       
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      Lets just say that my Intake Air Temps are nice and low while I'm tuning.
      The whole spooning thing makes me uncomfortable. :)
       
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      He's about 700 miles from me [​IMG]

      ...for powdercoating
       
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      as long as spooning doesnt lead to forking.....

      besides your baking oven will keep the neighbourhood warm
       

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