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HOW TO POWDERCOAT (with pics)`

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ok first step is to take the part off you bike. you can either sand blast it or sand it,whichever works for you.put the part on a tray that is toaster oven safe,wipe the part down with acetone and be sure not to touch it.DSCF0597.jpg

next grab your powder and fill in in the gun cup.DSCF0600.jpg

just a random pic of my friend and the gun

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now were ready to spray. set you compresser psi at 10-15. connect to gun. screw on poweder cup, attach ground wire to part and start spraying. o yea and theres also a button you have to hold in to charge the powder while spraying.

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now its ready to be put in the oven

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drop it in and set oven at 400 degress..it has to bake for 20 min after the part gets up to temp so i usually do about 25 min. also leave the door cracked open for minimal tempuratue change.

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after it has baked for 20 min pull it out

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finished result

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Do you have to buy the powder directly from that HotCoat company, or is it available at auto paint stores?

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nice. i was thinking about buying that gun. maybe i will now. came out great

Everyone should have a hotcoat gun in the kitchen.

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how much does a gun cost? also, why do you atatch a ground wire to the part?

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My mom would kill me if I put anything like that in her oven.

Thats why you buy a piece of crap toaster oven and use that strictly for your powdercoating needs.

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i bought the gun for $75 bucks. the powder i got from the local powdercoater for $8 a pound. You ground the part so the positively charged powder attaches to the negatively charged part..opposites attract.

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Do you know of a better place to buy than emerson? They show a price closer to $100. I did find a couple on ebay. Nice work by the way.

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How does the powder coat hold up on rims? Also have you thought about doing your brake and clutch levers?

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yes im gonna do my levers soon. i just have been real busy but now my valves are gone so ill do them. theres really nothin to it..the more prep work,the better the outcome. the color looks really bright because of the camera flash. its alot darker than you think

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