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Guess what I just bought!

OK don't. In light of having been ripped off by my local powder coating shop, I decided to look into doing it myself. Best idea ever. Got a simple kit (on it's way via Amazon since I'm in no rush) and I already have a large toaster oven for the baking. Wish me luck and of course... pics to follow the first round of baking!

PS- the rip off job was getting charged $53 to get my alternator cover done.

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Let us know how it turns out! The key is making sure the part is ABSOLUTELY clean of all chemicals and debris before baking.

A lot of the cost in proper powdercoating is the prep work; sandblasting, etc.

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A lot of the cost in proper powdercoating is the prep work; sandblasting, etc.
what google said! the more parts you have, the cheaper it gets per part as they can do a "batch" run which reduces the cost of labor. also for something such as the alternator cover, he has to tape of the entire inside plus mating surface plus screw holes, that just takes up precious time.

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Do a TON of test pieces first. There's so many factors that affect the quality.

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All these parts ran me about ~$200 I believe.
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I'm thinking my first test run on actual parts will be the smaller heat shields since they are bare metal. Headlight brackets and small metal side covers after. Any way to strip the brackets etc. without sandblasting? I know that's the best way to go though. On a tangent... Aircraft aerosol stripper was the bee's knees when stripping my tank. Didn't have to sand anything off. Just washed and wet sanded after all the finish sloughed off.

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On a tangent... Aircraft aerosol stripper was the bee's knees when stripping my tank. Didn't have to sand anything off. Just washed and wet sanded after all the finish sloughed off.
then that's the way to go!

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I'm thinking my first test run on actual parts will be the smaller heat shields since they are bare metal. Headlight brackets and small metal side covers after. Any way to strip the brackets etc. without sandblasting? I know that's the best way to go though. On a tangent... Aircraft aerosol stripper was the bee's knees when stripping my tank. Didn't have to sand anything off. Just washed and wet sanded after all the finish sloughed off.
Where did you get it? That's all I have heard for years. Aircraft stripper this and aircraft stripper that. Can't find it. Not in any brick store I've ever been in. My local Ace has just about every solvent known to man, but not that. A while back I was looking online but didn't find a place either. I imagine I just need a brand or something to search for.

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I do a lot of powder coating at home, to the extend that I built a table-top paint booth (filters on the back plane, blower outside sucking the loose powder to the filters). I really enjoy the work.


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i too have been getting into powder coating my self. the satin stuff is easy as hell. right now im working with mirror black, its a little tougher than flat colors, also steel is easier that alum. and buy easier i mean the finish comes out better. lot more of a process to do alum. as well. I am buying from eastwood for the powder and the gun.

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I do a lot of powder coating at home, to the extend that I built a table-top paint booth (filters on the back plane, blower outside sucking the loose powder to the filters). I really enjoy the work.

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Where did you get it? That's all I have heard for years. Aircraft stripper this and aircraft stripper that. Can't find it. Not in any brick store I've ever been in. My local Ace has just about every solvent known to man, but not that. A while back I was looking online but didn't find a place either. I imagine I just need a brand or something to search for.

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Aircraft stripper is amazing stuff. We have barrels of the stuff @ work, and even have a "strip tank" basically a giant stainless bath tub that you can suspend parts in.

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oh and it might just be me but for me i would not powder coat without a sandblaster of sorts and your going to wish you had a bigger oven. as far as ovens goes i wont be really happy untill i can bake a frame.

EDIT: paint stripper is also a must for wheels and such. but things like foot pegs a media blaster is way ahead

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All these parts ran me about ~$200 I believe.
Did you powder coat your horn?



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Did you powder coat your horn?
it's googl3.... he likes coating his horn... er pulling, er tooting, er all same thing for him

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OK don't. In light of having been ripped off by my local powder coating shop, I decided to look into doing it myself. Best idea ever. Got a simple kit (on it's way via Amazon since I'm in no rush) and I already have a large toaster oven for the baking. Wish me luck and of course... pics to follow the first round of baking!

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Did you powder coat your horn?
Where are you seeing a horn?

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Yea but how many cans will you need to strip an aircraft?! They obviously didn't think that one through..

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