More adventures in powder coating

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Wompus Cat

Quote from: thorhammer on May 25, 2022, 01:12:44 PMI wasn't around in 14, so I never saw this...great work Dave! But what I liked even more was reading Sal and Wallace having a convo. RIP, gents.....

I was around in 2014 but on a Pay Per  View site and joined here later .
I have been around Powder Coating a while too but Never cared for it as the stuff I got done was obviously not Prepped  Properly and just did not last.

Like any painting, staining,coating,plating of any kind the work is in the preparation. The final result is that the aforementioned processes are only as good as the surface they are adhered to .
I REELY LIKE JURELOMETER's Results .
 :d



Fred has invested a tidy sum in his set up  and  I am looking forward to seeing his renditions soon .
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jurelometer

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Quote from: Wompus Cat on May 25, 2022, 01:40:38 PM
Quote from: thorhammer on May 25, 2022, 01:12:44 PMI wasn't around in 14, so I never saw this...great work Dave! But what I liked even more was reading Sal and Wallace having a convo. RIP, gents.....


Agreed.  Had a similar thought when re-reading this thread.

QuoteI was around in 2014 but on a Pay Per  View site and joined here later .
I have been around Powder Coating a while too but Never cared for it as the stuff I got done was obviously not Prepped  Properly and just did not last.

Like any painting, staining,coating,plating of any kind the work is in the preparation. The final result is that the aforementioned processes are only as good as the surface they are adhered to .
I REELY LIKE JURELOMETER's Results .
 :d

Fred has invested a tidy sum in his set up  and  I am looking forward to seeing his renditions soon .

Thanks for the kind words. 

I am looking forward to seeing Fred take it to the next level as well.  He is more keyed into craftsmanship than I, built himself a good setup, and rumor has it that he might have a few old reels lying around to get some practice on.

No access to a blast cabinet for me anymore, and as Wompas said, it is all about the prep.  I have just been coating jigs lately :(

Should also note that since I originally posted this, I have learned how to do second and third coats the right way.  "Hot flocking" is sort of frowned upon by the pros, as you can't control how thick and even the coat is. The first coat was insulating the part from the metal hanger that conducts the current.  Just a tiny scratch where the hanger touches the part allowed for the current to reach the metal, and I could shoot the second coat cold.  Setting the gun to lower voltage for the second coat actually works  better.  Required a slightly better gun, but nothing fancy.


-J