Grounding Metal Discs

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Grounding Metal Discs

Post by KillerBeeCreations » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am

Hello all....new to the forum here, looking for some advice. I have a handful of metal discs to coat...think poker chip size. How do I ground these without leaving a mark where there will be no powder? Especially since I have to do two coats (two tone). Any thoughts? Looking forward to your responses. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by Crip75 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:13 am

Use paint
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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by KillerBeeCreations » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:17 am

Wow. Thanks for the insightful post regarding paint on a powder coating forum.
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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by Jay V » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 pm

KillerBeeCreations wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am
Hello all....new to the forum here, looking for some advice. I have a handful of metal discs to coat...think poker chip size. How do I ground these without leaving a mark where there will be no powder? Especially since I have to do two coats (two tone). Any thoughts? Looking forward to your responses. Thanks in advance.

Matt
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You can't - especially if doing 2 coats

Do both sides need to be coated and 2-tone? If so, that's a pretty tricky one...

Many times that small stuff takes special fixtures or techniques that take a lot of time to design, build, or execute. Most of the time the customer thinks the job is going to be cheap and quick because the parts are small.

Price it significantly higher than you would expect if you end up attempting to do it.

I'd probably pass...

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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by KillerBeeCreations » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:14 am

So after pondering these discs last night, and trying to figure out the best way to make it work, I came up with an idea.

These discs are 2" round, 1/8" thick steel. So I took a 1/16" drill bit, rigged up a jig, and drilled a 1/4" deep hole in the edge of the disc. Lucky enough, a piece of 14/2 solid wire fits in a 1/16" hole. That being said, I was able to rig up a hanging rack with the wire and stick all 14 discs on the ends of the wire which is all tied together and grounded to my hanging rod in my booth. I haven't powdered them yet, just rigged everything up and got it ready to go. Seems like it will work. MTF after I finish. Thanks for the response. I appreciate it!

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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by Jay V » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:57 am

Sounds like a good solution.

Let us know how it goes and post a picture if you can.

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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by KillerBeeCreations » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:08 am

I will for sure!
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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by Crip75 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:33 am

Cool , be sure to post pics.
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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by KillerBeeCreations » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:51 am

Hey all...sorry for the delayed response. Had a vacation to take right after these were done. Pics aren't great quality...glares on the finished product even, but you get the point. Thanks for all the advice. Customer was ecstatic!

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Re: Grounding Metal Discs

Post by Jay V » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 am

Good job finding a way to make it work!

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