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DIY powder coating

Interesting video. The guy (can't find his name) has built his own powder coating setup very cheaply and, in this video, coats some TTR parts including the barrel from a 350 kit


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Fairly well equipped shed. He sounds pretty competent in there as well, even if he can't remember the difference between a barrel and a head (no, not serious. It's not like he's reading a script). In comparison to painting, it's possibly only slightly more time consuming. But, do you not bother with primer?

I've used VHT paint on engines/exhausts etc and baked the parts in a tin box sitting on a bbq. The idea of turning a steel cabinet and an old electric oven into a baking cabinet is pretty neat. Where can I fit one?

He doesn't show where the other power lead is attached. Just to the other end of the copper hanger?


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I have my own powdercoat system at home and get good results. My only restriction is that I use an old domestic oven to cure the powdercoat so if it fits in my oven, i can do the job.

www.electrostaticmagic.co.uk/products/powder-coating-system-1 - This is the system I have (same as video) and it really is easy to do. The power lead I think you are referring to is actually an earth strap and a good clean connection to the item, or hook is critical. The other end is either attached to the gun, or direct to your wrist to complete the circuit. The powder leaves the gun charged and sticks to all exposed parts that have a suitable earth making it fairly easy not to experience overspray.

You do need a compressor but a basic Aldi one does the job. You do need to make sure the parts you do are prepped well though. I dont use a primer but do double coat items that are at risk of more damage for a good solid covering.

 This video shows just how easy it is and using this as a guide, my first part done turned out great. 

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