powder coating equipment

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  1. sporthog93

    sporthog93 Sporthog93

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    I'm thinking about powder coating small stuff. Looking for input on equipment etc. I believe i want something better than Chicago electric, Craftsman stuff. i thought about an eastwood system to get started. Anyone with experience???
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    anonny What could go wrong?

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    the old oven was exactly what i was thinking, and the cswell site has what I'm assuming is better quality stuff. $349?? ithink for a Redline gun system. I can get a eastwoood system on e-bay for $150 ish. I already have sandblaster cabinet. Thanks for the replies.
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  5. JStancampiano

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    Have uese Eastwood system and it works fine..good value.


    Joe
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    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    I've used the Eastwood system quite a bit and it works well. A clean place to spray and an old oven (biggest you can find) complete the system.
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    sporthog93 Sporthog93

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    found a couple of electric stoves on craigslist. $50. I think I'll pop on an eastwood. Again I appreciate the replies. It helps eliminate errors.
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    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    I don't know anything about powder coating but I remodel a good many kitchens. Old built-in ovens are a dime a dozen on C/L and might take up less room than a stand alone range would. FWIW
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  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Try for a convection oven, the heat is more even.
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    Does the air circulation in a convection oven disturb the powder at all when you first put it in?
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    anonny What could go wrong?

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    No, the powder hangs on pretty good.
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    got the eastwood bought today on ebay. $137
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    Figured I would bump this. Thinking about getting a setup.

    I have had a number of things pc'd over the years and now I have two complete project bikes that will involve substantial powder coating.

    I'm thinking of getting a setup in the $500-1000 range, any suggestions? I plan on splitting this with multiple riding buddies so I think we can afford a decent setup.

    I've watched videos, doesnt look terribly hard but I'm sure there is a steep learning curve and some trial and error. I just don't want to handicap ourselves with some crap setup.

    I've also acquired a monster power supply from raytheon so we also want to setup an anodizing line for our selves. Any advice there is also appreciated.
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  14. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I have an old Eastwood single voltage I'd sell gor a good price :evil
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    sailah Lampin' it

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    No thanks the reviews are not stellar
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    Don't believe everything you read:D................ I used the single voltage the Eastwood gun for years before upgrading to the dual voltage...............single voltage works well for the price point..........someone just getting started the gun works.......if they have problems most likely it is not the gun but a variety of other things that can and will go wrong like not geeting the parts clean, not doing a prebake, poor quality powder, incomplete heat cure etc
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  17. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    I hear ya. I've bought my fair share of cheap tools and invariably it ends up I buy again.

    I'm trying to set up an anodizing and powder coat coop with some local riding buddies and if we split the cost on a nicer setup is still cheap.

    I have quite a bit of parts to do plus my buddies, frames, wheels etc so we'd rather buy a nice gun and be done with it.
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  18. OaklandStrom

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    1) Surface prep
    2) Degrease
    3) Apply powder
    4) Bake it

    If you can spray paint, you should be able to get a reasonable quality PC on your first or second try. Not pro, but good. Second coatings take a bit longer to figure out, mostly because the part is now insulated, and the powder doesn't stick as well.
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