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Old 02-04-08, 09:39 PM
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Doing your own powder coating

If any one is interested in powder coating as I am
check http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...ORY&itemID=458
Good video on how its done and whats involved.
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You still need an oven big enough for a frame....
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Old 02-04-08, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by solveg View Post
You still need an oven big enough for a frame....
You can actually do the hardening with a lamp.
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really!!

Do you have a link to the lamp?
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For small parts you could use a toaster oven. However do not use the same one for powdercoating and making toast
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Originally Posted by solveg View Post
really!!

Do you have a link to the lamp?
Lamp
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good luck getting even heat with the lamp (CRITICAL for proper adhesion)

so you'd rather shell out over $1500 in powdercoat supplies and a lamp, rather than just drop the pieces off at a powdercoat shop?? (frame & fork=$50)

I've done some powdercoating at my friends shop around the corner, and it's disgustingly messy with the superfine talcum like powder,...I'd rather paint anyday

if you want to start your own powdercoating buisness then good for you (and us!) you could probably make a decent living off of just bicycles plus the air quality restrictions are WAY less with powdercoat, as opposed to a paint shop so the start up cost will be much less.

I'd make a trip down to your local powdercoat shop and check it out in person (in particular look at the guy thats been doing the actual powder work for 5 or 6 hours) and make SURE you really want to do this.


*drizzle drazzle drozzle drome, time for zis vun to come home*
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