Powder Coating WAS:Need some HowTo for Oil pan replacement

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Mon Dec 5 12:48:05 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 00:14 -0500, SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
> Huw et al:
> 8 days ago in the Sunday paper Sears FLYER/CIRCULAR had a powder coating gun 
> for $130.  I'll check into it.

Yeah, DIY powdercoat works really well, even with the cheap guns!

As Kent mentioned, you'll probably want to pick yourself up a dedicated
oven for baking parts.  Even if you do live alone, I dont think you'll
want to risk baking plastic into your food :-/

Just remember to get electric, gas is not suitable as the powder vapors
are flammable.

For my setup, I use a harbor freight powder kit that I got on sale for
around $75 ( http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?
itemnumber=42802 ), plus a freebie electric stove I got when my old boss
remodeled his kitchen.

The powder I typically get from pendry powdercoating, no affiliation,
just a satisfied customer :  http://www.pendrypowdercoatings.com/html/

I have some general photos of a few pieces I've done here:


let me know if you have any questions.  Its kind of fun to coat stuff,
especially since it is so easy to do a relatively professional job (the
really important part is the sand blasting.  Its almost best to have
someone else do that if you dont want to deal with the mess or dont want
to get the right equipment).

Marc Swanson
95.5 //S6 Avant
90 CQ 4.2 V8 project car

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