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lessthantolerant

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PowderCoating!
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
Anybody know a good powdercoater in Spartanburg?

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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 07:14:08 PM »
LTT....these folks are from Ca, Tx, NY, NC etc so I don't think they will know a powdercoater in Spartanburg BUT I do....give me a call. Its off Business 85, first exit coming from G'ville. Its in the industrial park.
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 07:38:15 PM »
LTT....these folks are from Ca, Tx, NY, NC etc so I don't think they will know a powdercoater in Spartanburg BUT I do....give me a call. Its off Business 85, first exit coming from G'ville. Its in the industrial park.

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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 08:14:22 PM »
I always loved powder coat, but what Walks posted is really cool and cheap.
Heres a link to buy it.
http://www.eastwood.com/powder-gun-promo-kit.html
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 04:14:42 AM »
OK I just got word that we have someone else from the Spartanburg/Greenville area....please standup and be accounted for........
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 07:23:57 PM »
I now know who .........

Practicing a little magic are we? ...or practicing casting a spell?
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 02:54:37 AM »
I now know who .........

Practicing a little magic are we? ...or practicing casting a spell?

I be number three?

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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 07:59:59 AM »
Go Yellow jackets! I don't know if it counts, but I lived in Greer, South Carolina during the 1973 school year, and was a proud participant in the Greenville county chorus, seasonaly known as "The Singing Christmas Tree".
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 03:36:32 PM »

For them that do not know.

That is a real neat kit. I know- I have one.

It's real easy to apply, just like it's shown in the video. One thing they don't mention is that it's advisable to pre-heat the part you are going to coat, then spray the powder. It sticks much better. I use a small convection oven to heat my parts. It takes approximately an hour (20 minutes to pre-heat the part, 10 minutes to move the hot part to the spray area/powdercoat/put back in oven, then 20 minutes of re-heating until the powder flows out smoothly).

The coating is very durable. It's essentially a plastic coating. It can be scraped off by the bails on the brake fluid reservoir (for example) so it's not for high wear areas.

The only limitation I have found in the system is the size of the oven that you'll use. 

Another thing they didn't mention- never, but NEVER touch the end of the nozzle when it's plugged in (unless you like tazing yourself) :scared:   
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 04:43:36 PM »
That is a real neat kit. I know- I have one.

It's real easy to apply, just like it's shown in the video. One thing they don't mention is that it's advisable to pre-heat the part you are going to coat, then spray the powder. It sticks much better. I use a small convection oven to heat my parts. It takes approximately an hour (20 minutes to pre-heat the part, 10 minutes to move the hot part to the spray area/powdercoat/put back in oven, then 20 minutes of re-heating until the powder flows out smoothly).

The coating is very durable. It's essentially a plastic coating. It can be scraped off by the bails on the brake fluid reservoir (for example) so it's not for high wear areas.

The only limitation I have found in the system is the size of the oven that you'll use. 

Another thing they didn't mention- never, but NEVER touch the end of the nozzle when it's plugged in (unless you like tazing yourself) :scared:   
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

How are the fumes when curing it in the oven, does it stink much?
I was thinking of getting one, because I hate having a bunch of paint cans go bad after a few years.
This would be perfect, always ready for use.
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Re: PowderCoating!
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 08:11:30 PM »
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

How are the fumes when curing it in the oven, does it stink much?
I was thinking of getting one, because I hate having a bunch of paint cans go bad after a few years.
This would be perfect, always ready for use.
There's little to no smell, but it can't be cured in an oven that is used for cooking food. The polyurethane powder isn't a good thing to eat.

Admittedly, it isn't as easy as shaking a spray can and laying a coat of paint, but it does last. I think one of my bottles of powder is over 6 years old. As long as it's kept dry, it should be good. Eastwood also has a bunch of new colors to play with!

If you do go this route, you will also need a good compressor with a filter. Water is bad when powder coating.
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