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Old 02-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #51
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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.
There are well over 8000 powder coat colors, textures, and finishes. There are basically an infinite amount of combinations of those choices. To ask if we have seen that new burnt orange with pearl color is kind of funny. Either we need pictures or at the very least need to know the maker (PPC, NIC, TCC, P365, etc).

That said, I like what you are doing here. I am just now jumping into coating as well, but on a bit larger scale (pro gun, walk in oven, prep equipment, etc).

Strong work. I love DIY (just don't tell too many people, I need customers! )
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #52
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #53
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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.

There's a good orange color. You might want a gold or bronze base with transparent orange overlay.

My buddy's shop's "Mirror Orange" with clear:


or perhaps "Copper Sparkle Dormant":



example of layering ("Transparent Purple" over "Ultimate Chrome"):



I would suggest getting a color example, someone will be able to suggest some combinations. Then try a few out on some test pieces and see if it comes out the way you want.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #54
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"Copper Sparkle Dormant" and the "Transparent Purple" over "Ultimate Chrome" look great!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #55
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I also started out planning to do my own parts, then friends asked to do their parts , then it just snowballed ....



















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Old 03-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #56
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Yep, the colors are almost limitless.

Billy Boi, what is the color of that valve cover third one down on the left? Looks like some good work there, too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #57
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excellent work billy boi
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #58
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Any tips on using textured powder? Thinking about trying it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:23 PM   #59
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Any tips on using textured powder? Thinking about trying it.
just spray it the same as usual. I love textures. Silver vein is an awesome color
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What do you use to cover flanges or spots that need covering while spraying or baking??
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #61
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high temp masking tape
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #62
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Can I get any oven? Or does it have to be a certain oven? I'm going to order a powder gun tonight.....probably the craftsman like he's using.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #63
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anything but gas. a household electric oven works great for starters
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High temp tape or silicone plugs is what I generally hear people using.
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High temp tape or silicone plugs is what I generally hear people using.
That's what I use. Columbia coatings has everything you would need
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #66
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I do all my own PC also have done my stock rims and lug nuts.... my next project will be my calipers
For people looking into ovens I have moded a alto sham heating oven with extra oven elements. Its 2.5x2x5 feet. Works great

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #67
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How did you manage to do lugnuts?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #68
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I just took a oven rack and welded on a bunch of screws to it. Kind of looks like a bed of nails someone would try and lay on. The use plastic on the inside of the socket wrench so it doesnt chip when torqueing them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #69
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Wow great read. Time to buy a gun...
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So I got a question for the guru guys. I'm working on rear sti brembro's to powder coat them black. Everyone says don't split them. So I am wondering the best way to remove the paint on them. As I am thinking powder coating them glass black.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #71
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what oven and how did you mod it?
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:27 PM   #72
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what oven and how did you mod it?
Mine is something close to this.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alto-Shaam-1...item337eb00849

Then I wired two oven elements to help it get to 400 degrees. I also run a fan once I get to 400 to help move the air.....This is very important to help cure the paint evenly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #73
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Billy boi i think i just messed my pants a little.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #74
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Ok on the more serious side. I tried a search, but is there a particular (how to, what you need) thread that breaks down the specifics of powder coating? I suppose i could google it but i've learned a lot on nasioc and like the organization of the forum. I'm all about learning new things as i've only been in the automotive field for roughly 3-4 years now since i graduated high school and tech school. (Started as a nissan tech, now wrenching on mercedes benz.) If any one writes a thread breaking down the science and specifics of powder coating i'd be more than happy to read it thoroughly to try it out myself.

If nobody wants to do that a hard copy book wouldn't hurt either.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #75
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read the thread. would a consumer table top convection oven work as entry level bake equipment?

convection means there's a fan to circulate air, top temp of 450 degrees. I assume one element. Oster makes one for $70 new or an extra large (only sez will hold a 12" pizza) for $83.

googled and found this info from eastwood user forum, btw the blodgett units costs $5k and up:
I have the same Blodgett as Dan, and ended-up removing half of the blades on the blower fan to calm it down. It's still a significant amount of air moving, but not enough to be a problem. It does need to be spotless inside or it will blow the junk all over.

The convection is nice to even-out the heating. The parts (similar size and weight of course) all begin to flow at the same time no matter if they are at the top, bottom, or sides of the oven.

I recently purchased a small countertop oven for small parts and test panels that's convection also. It was a little more expensive than the non-convection ones, but does a better job getting an even cure.
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