Here's what you'll need:*

1.An object to powder coat.
2. Media Blasting cabinet
3. Powder coating gun and cabinet
4. Yellow, Black, and Clear powder coat. (clear coat optional)
5. High Temp Powder Coat Masking Tape
6. Powder Coating Oven

*All equipment is available at TechShop and the retail store there often has a good selection of powder coat and the high temp masking tape too.

Step 1: Preparing for Powder Coating

For best results sandblast all surfaces that will be painted, the blast cabinet at TechShop SoMa uses garnet as an abrasive.

If you are using something made of steel clean it with water and sodium phosphate, if aluminum use simple green, then rinse.

Completely dry item in oven while it is coming up to temperature, but sure not to touch the piece with your bare hands.
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This is amazing...

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