Powder Coating WAS:Need some HowTo for Oil pan replacement

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Mon Dec 5 19:48:28 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 16:25 -0500, Kent McLean wrote:
> Marc Swanson wrote:
>  > Yeah, DIY powdercoat works really well, even with the cheap guns!
> Is there a trick to hanging the pieces so that you don't
> get a bump where you hung the part from (or where it laid
> on a grill)?

The basic idea is to use any holes that might already be in the part.
generally you'll never see the 'nick' in the coat if you use a bolt hole
thats going to be used once assembled.

There are other ways to do it as well.. if there is a stud sticking off
of the part you can use two nuts to clamp down on a wire and hang the
piece by that.

If there is no other way to attach the part and it has to be laid down
on a rack, you can coat/cook one side at a time.  The trick when baking
the second side is to apply high temp masking tape (typically used to
create more than one color on a part) over the areas that will be
touching the rack.

and just like with spray paint, there's always the option of adding
another coat.

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

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