How to Powder Coat




Introduction: How to Powder Coat

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Step 1: Starting Up the Oven

The first thing to do before we start powder coating is to turn on the oven with power switch, which is located on the side of the oven, after the oven kick on set the oven to the desired temperature, which is normally 350 to 450 degrees.

Step 2: Prepping

While the oven is heating to the temperature that was set, start prepping your materials. First, put all of the materials that are need to be powder coated on a hanging rack, after this power wash them with an acid wash (this takes off any kind of ruse before you do your powder coating), after its been properly washed we can transfer them into the oven for about 5 minutes, after this, transport the rack with the materials in the powder coat booth.

Step 3: Paint Time

Now the messy part come into play, figure out what color of powder your parts should be, then place about 1 to 2 small bucket full to the powder coat bin, turn the knobs all the way counter clock-wise on the machine that feeds the powder to the spray gun, afterwards attach the ground clamp to the rack that the parts are hanging from.

Step 4: Curing the Powder

Next, we can spray the parts on both sides with smooth, even strokes until a strong coat of powder is on them, after this transfers the rack back into the over, latch the door and wait for about 30 minutes to let the power bake onto the steel. After the 30 minutes are successfully done, remove the rack out of the oven and let them sit for about 5 minutes, so they are touchable to take off the rack, at this time we should have a nice, glossy, smooth finish.

Step 5: Cleaning

Finally, start the clean-up process, this is always a must do, because if a different color is used later, it will leave flecks of any other color on the next run of powder coating we may do.

Step 6: Finished Product

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    4 years ago

    I have been interested in powder coating and thought this would give me an idea about doing so. But this is geared towards a specific setup and not a hobby home type setup. I realize the process is basically the same, but I was looking for a more home setup ordeal. I don't have access to such a huge oven or any other production type equipment.


    Reply 4 years ago

    You can powder coat as a hobbyist in a home oven for smaller parts. Even a toaster oven works. Eastwood makes some nice hobbyist powder coat guns and they sell the powders. You can also make your own oven from plywood and insulation and heat it with heat lamps for curing larger parts.

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    Interesting. I always wondered how they did that kind of painting.