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Old 02-14-2013, 12:01 AM   #26
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Nice work Hybrid. Just a little bit of advice try preheating the item before you coat it. Don't get it extremely hot just hot enough where it will stick even without needing an electrical charge. Keep up with the good work!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:35 AM   #27
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Thank you. I'm working on the coolent tank top part. But the top of the tank is proving more difficult.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #28
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Thank you. I'm working on the coolent tank top part. But the top of the tank is proving more difficult.
What are you having trouble with? Ive been powder coating for the past 3 years or so, so if you have any questions feel free to ask
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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Just the black oem paint around the rad cap. They have it on there all the way up the neck.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #30
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are you trying to coat over the oem paint?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #31
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Just trying to get the old stuff off. I need to try sand blasting but living in an apartment it's not easy. Paint remover is not very effective.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #32
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yeah I sand blast everything I coat then cleaned it with acetone. If you don't have access to that I know you said you've tried paint remover is that aircraft stripper? That stuff is pretty good sometimes depending on the brand and if its in a spray can or gel styled base
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #33
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I wonder if my stipper is too old to be effective.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #34
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It possibly could be. I know if it gets real old its not as effective as it is new. Try a gel based stripper as well, in my opinion its more effective rather than the spray can type. Only downside is it can be a little messier. If you cant get some spots just try sanding it down with a ruff grit sandpaper then make sure to clean
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #35
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Good to know. See how it goes. Might have to continue this next week.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #36
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aircraft stripper wont touch powder coat, you have to use powder coat stripper, its twice as caustic as paint stripper.
heres some of my work:
mind you, im also using a 1000$ gun with dpw (digital pulsation wave) board upgrade, multiple filters/separators, and a powder coating oven


its a dual, 2 tone setup. black with a green prism overlay, and a blue with a turqoise flake overlay
i have another engine i did with a chrome base/candy blue top coat, the other part was a hyper mirror black as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #37
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Your powder coating the engine?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #38
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aircraft stripper wont touch powder coat, you have to use powder coat stripper, its twice as caustic as paint stripper.
heres some of my work:
mind you, im also using a 1000$ gun with dpw (digital pulsation wave) board upgrade, multiple filters/separators, and a powder coating oven


its a dual, 2 tone setup. black with a green prism overlay, and a blue with a turqoise flake overlay
i have another engine i did with a chrome base/candy blue top coat, the other part was a hyper mirror black as well.
yeah hes right aircraft stripper wont touch powder coating but it will the oem paint which is what I think he was having the problem with. If you want to remove powder coat I would suggest using industrial b17 stripper. Just don't let it touch you or I promise you'll get burnt
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #39
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I was just reading how the top lid to the coolant tank is weak and can break off at the cap neck. Any idea how strong it is or what to avoid?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:33 AM   #40
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nevermind, I found some info on powder coat strippers..

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yeah hes right aircraft stripper wont touch powder coating but it will the oem paint which is what I think he was having the problem with. If you want to remove powder coat I would suggest using industrial b17 stripper. Just don't let it touch you or I promise you'll get burnt
yes, b17 is the only stuff to use, but make sure when you do, you have LOTS of ventilation and wear a mask, 2 layers of gloves if not gauntlet style gloves. it will burn you very badly if it touches you (ask me how i know....)
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How do you hold a part to fully powdercoat it? It seems wherever youre holding it wont get covered.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #43
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How do you hold a part to fully powdercoat it? It seems wherever youre holding it wont get covered.
you have to hang it using S hooks or some kind of wire. I used a lot of welding wire
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #44
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Wouldn't it still not get coated where that wire is touching? Though, if it's a threaded hole it wouldn't matter anyways. I assume you can't touch the powder anywhere until after you've baked it?
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You could use a bolt then put the wire to that. So to keep the threads clean.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #46
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You could use a bolt then put the wire to that. So to keep the threads clean.
I do this a lot when painting parts. Comes out great every time.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #47
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Wouldn't it still not get coated where that wire is touching? Though, if it's a threaded hole it wouldn't matter anyways. I assume you can't touch the powder anywhere until after you've baked it?
right it wont coat where the wire is touching. Just find the best place to hang it possibly where the part wont be seen on your car ect. and like hybrid said run a bolt through a threaded hole and hang it from the bolt. your gonna need to plug the holes anyway if you dont then your gonna have to retap them
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if you use a bolt and hang it from there, it makes a perfect place to put the negative wire on to charge the part too!!
as you do more and more powder coating, you find little tricks and faster ways of doing things
oh and yes, that was an entire engine i powder coated, aluminum and iron
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Nearly finished with the coolant tank top. Just finished sand blasting. Looks good. A tiny bit more and I will be ready.

Have you guys scene that new burnt orange color with peril? Looks good. Just have no idea what I would use it on.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #50
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Sick , in trying to find a cheap oven so I can start doing rims
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