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    DIY powdercoat?

    Is this doable and if so, whats the cost and the procedure.
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    You can buy the guns and the plastic powder.

    www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_kit.html

    Then you can do anything you can fit in your oven. You ground the piece, spray on the positively charged plastic powder, then put it in an oven. It takes 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes if I remember right.

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    I'm not familiar with the chemicals involved here, but is this something you'd really want to do where you'd be cooking food later?

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    I used to work in a powder coating factory. They'd run the object through huge ovens to heat it up. At the end of the conveyor belt that ran through the oven there was a large cardboard drum with an air hose pumping into it. The air would get the plastic powder floating in the drum. Then they would lower the object into the drum and pull it out. Poof, powder coating.

    I was just a palette loader, so I don't remember much more than that. The air in the factory was a different color every day pink, green, blue, yellow. Very pretty, but I'm glad it was a short duration job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBent
    You can buy the guns and the plastic powder.

    www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_kit.html

    Then you can do anything you can fit in your oven. You ground the piece, spray on the positively charged plastic powder, then put it in an oven. It takes 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes if I remember right.

    SB
    Another site with more information is here:

    http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.c...ting/index.asp

    If you can borrow a compressor, it seems like it should be fairly cheap. One issue with a bike would be whether it will fit in a kitchen oven. Also, you can have the existing paint removed from your frame by a commercial media blasting company for a fairly small cost, which would save you the expense of buying a blasting cabinet and related equipment/media.
    Last edited by BryE; 04-05-06 at 12:49 PM.

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