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sigtauenus
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posted 01-22-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm seriously considering making the purchase, but want to be sure its a quality unit, and more importantly, the once its all said and done, the powdercoat looks and lasts as advertised.

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kcode
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posted 01-22-2002 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam,
I think Big D has used one, I personally have not. I can't justify the cost of a big oven, Beckys already threatened me on curring painted parts in her kitchen oven

Mike

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-22-2002 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why a big oven? I'm just thinking about a $10 used oven out of the penny paper to try this stuff out on small stuff, and if it turns out I can do it decently, then maybe I'll invest in a bigger oven to do rear axle housings and such. Eastwood also has that IR lamp setup for big stuff too.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 01-23-2002 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
contact this fellow MandMer, he has [email protected]

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69maverick
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posted 01-23-2002 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use an old gas BBQ grill there on the side of the road free all year long. If you think about it you could cut the end off of each one put them together and you have a pretty big area!!

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-23-2002 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In order to do a rear axle housing you probably would have to find a pizza oven on a curb.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-23-2002 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No wonder Domino's are tasting bad!! They''re probably doing powder coat on the side. LOL!

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68Mustang
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posted 01-23-2002 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang   Click Here to Email 68Mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The finish is all in the prep, just like paint. Although, the powdercoat is better because it seems to highlight every detail about the piece (lettering and such). As for the oven, they are lying on the side of the road on trash-day (that's where I got mine). However, I am saving for the infared lamp. Go for the purchase, it will outlast any spray paint and the powder is relatively inexpensive for the area it covers.

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ekbeanctr
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posted 01-23-2002 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The powder coater is Great. I use mine all the time and if the parts are prepped properly they look really good. Especially Translucent Red with Sparkle Powder over Chrome.
I have done all kinds of pieces on my car: Pig for the rear end, Rotors, Shackles, Master Cylinder, All pedals, Spring Pads, etc, etc.
I use 2 ovens with the sides cut out and ovens screwed together for bigger parts. I wasted $450 on the infra red light and temp gauge, Does not work well. Took me 8 hours to do my fuek cell. You must use an electric oven, No Flame - Explosive.
The powder is easy to use, Gun is easy to clean, Just use air and blow off outside. I highly recommend it to anybody doing a project car. If you have any other questions Email me at [email protected]

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69maverick
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posted 01-23-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've done plenty of small parts in an old BBQ grill with no problems!! I put a double piece of foil over the bottom rack so the flame is covered!

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MrXerox
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posted 01-23-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. I purchased one of these systems as well and it is VERY easy to use and the parts come out looking great. I bought an old junk (lime green) electric oven for $20.00 and it works fine. I like the idea of cutting the side out and adding a second one, maybe I can find a mustard yellow one to complement it

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-23-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, great reviews. Thanks guys, I was afraid that maybe it would be a cheapo kit, ie, you get what you pay for, but it sounds like a good deal. I'm really tired of buying expensive detail paints that chip off or fade. Parts I paint never seem to have a rust problem, ie, sandblast or beadblast followed by a good primer and topcoat, but the detail paint just doesn't hold up well under daily driver conditions. I've heard the powdercoat looks better and lasts longer, and from what I can tell, beyond the initial investment will be cheaper in the long run.

Cool deal.

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amartin725
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posted 01-24-2002 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for amartin725     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Powdercoating is the way to go, however, if you have to do any 'repairs' to any of the parts before coating, be sure to use a metal-based filler to give the powdercoat something to adhere to.

Al

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66bondospecial
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posted 01-25-2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bondospecial   Click Here to Email 66bondospecial     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Chicago electric sells a powder coating system for 90 bucks or so. Don't know if quality copares to Eastwood or not. Seems like if you run a current thru metal and blow powder at it, the results should be similar... Anybody know for sure?

-Steve

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-25-2002 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, welcome to M&M. I think the powder also has to have a charge on it. Not sure though. I have a Chicago brand air impact wrench and it works awesome, don't know if its considered an off brand or name brand, got it as a gift.

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