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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby Matth93 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:07 am

Looks good well done

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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby Wingco » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 am

Richard brought some of his handy work to the Lions tour yesterday, I must say its bloody good. One of the pieces he had actually hit a few times with a hammer and all it had done was dent the metal, the powder coat hadn't cracked or ripple at all, it just looked like it had a dent in it.
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby greenwoo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:18 pm

cool.....now about this car thats still in bits..

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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:42 pm

Yep
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 pm

Part 7
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I have actually powder coated the upper and lower wishbones in the fine texture finish and already learned a valuable lesson as one has come out more like bed liner due to me having it too hot and melted straight away me thinks.
I have worked out by calcs the cfm of my compressor is only 6.5 and needs to be 10 plus so am lining up a machine mart one.
Have a couple of improvements lined up still for the oven, watch this space.
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:20 am

Arrived last night for a Mini break away in Portugal, time to recharge before tackling some more work.
I have new powders from electrostatic and also Eastwood.
With the DIY grit blaster to clean the bits and a new compressor to get soon
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:42 pm

Well been chilling out this week in Portugal passing the time by checking out loads of U Tube videos on required mods to sand blasting cabinets, ideas for powder coatings etc so keen to get back into it after just a few hrs kip I used the DIY sand blaster to finish off the cleaning of one bottom wishbones that had come out wrong and wanting to practice PC loads more to refine my art I decide to clean off the areas of the pedal box covers and brackets that I had not been able to get to with other devises.
I did a video to demonstrate the DIY unit in use inside my sand blaster cabinet but my I Phone refuses to share, so a few pics of before and after but really pleased over all, have one contamination issue but as they are under bonnet panels not to bothered at the moment.
Got the new and mixed other colours from Eastwood for the powder coating, can see the difference between the old and new powder from same supplier when it is in the tub so will keep the old for unseen areas as seen to affect the quality of the sprayed powder and hence the finished items.
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 pm

Hopefully the video will appear here soon.

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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby Nash » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:57 pm

Top job Mr G. They look great
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Re: DIY Powder Coating and Oven

Postby locost220 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:22 pm

So you may or may not know but one of the ideal ways to prepare items for powder coating is media blasting and my machine mart table top media blasting cabinet has never been that great, always seem to run out of media at the gun although plenty in the tank ( :D ) this I always believed was due to the crap suction tube idea that lays in the bottom of the flat rather than slanted bottom and creates a hole in the media rather than it tumbling down quick enough.
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Empty cabinet, tube and drain plug.

This weeks research has shown a metering valve that get fitted to the flap on the bottom of bigger cabinets for approx £80.
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Metering valve
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There no way I want to pay that for the mod so I decided to use compression and soldered fittings from B & Q and use the drain bung in the cabinet to house the home made valve, the air bleed valve allows the media to stay fluid according to type of media.
After adapting the bits and pieces and soldering together the reducers to 10mm onto a new feed hose, through a new hole and into a new gun just for good measure.
Initial testing showing that I do still need a bigger tank and cfm compressor as the flow of air drops after a few seconds but impressed so far and only cost me about £25 and not run out of media at the gun once.
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Original coupler.

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Cut down coupler

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Cut down 15 coupler allows bleed valve to be fitted.


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Few pieces of 22mm copper

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Reducers soldered together

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All coming together.

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New valve fitted

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New inlet hole for media inlet to new gun
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