Do you have a spare electric oven?
Banks is right on. I was researching them a while ago after I saw a kit on ebay for $100. Its all well and good until you need to bake the finish. For the $169 you could save up and get an air compressor and paint gun and do wet paint instead. Unless you want to get serious with the powdercoating, I would leave it to the pros.banks said:Do you have a spare electric oven?
You guys are pathetic. All you need is a hair-dryer and a bit of patiencebanks said:Do you have a spare electric oven?
In the Sears add it says you need to bake the powder @400 for 20 min after the powder flows out, that's saying you cant get the metal temp up to temp very fast,but if you can get the metal temp to 350-400 for 10 min. thats enough to cure most powders.Yunkie said:Come to think of it, my wife is a mosaic artist - could I use her kiln??
In that case, I am cruizin' down to my local hair salon and sitting with my components on top of my head under the salon dryerMightySchmoePong said:You guys are pathetic. All you need is a hair-dryer and a bit of patience
The key to curing powder is the metal temp. You need to get the metal temp up to 350-400 degrees for about 10 min., depending on the chemistry on the powder. There are some low cure powders available that cure at 250 degrees, but there are not alot of color options and the price is a bit higher. The heavier the metal guage is, the longer it takes to get it up to temp. In the Sears add they say to bake for 20 min after the powders flows, which means the metal is up to temp and is melting the powder. So, depending on the substrate cure times will vary.Porchsong said:Cool canks, nice job! That sounds like a fun process. I thank an old ceramics kiln might do the trick for a frame.
Geez it makes me want to ahve a huge barn to fill up with tools!
How hot does the powdercoat need to get before it cures?