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by Jay V
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Welcome to Powder 365
Topic: Powder coating Motor Cycle parts
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Powder coating Motor Cycle parts

I agree - never a good idea to coat the inside of any part that is on the inside of the engine.
by Jay V
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Powder 365 Guns
Topic: WAGNER EPG-D1
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: WAGNER EPG-D1

That's a nice system and a good price, but I agree on the big hopper - a big pain for all but a high production operation. Hoppers in general are a pain if you are switching colors constantly. Box Feed is way more convenient and sprays almost as well. What size and type of parts will you be coating?...
by Jay V
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Welcome to Powder 365
Topic: Another noob question
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Another noob question

I presume convection is the way to go? I appreciate your feedback. My budget does not allow for much more that that price range currently. can you recommend booth/oven? Convection is definitely the best. I have a couple ovens. The large one is a JPW Designs industrial convection, but I also have a ...
by Jay V
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Welcome to Powder 365
Topic: Another noob question
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Another noob question

As long as your parts aren't very big it may be fine, but it's pretty small.

I'd want to know if the over was convection or not.

What type of parts do you want to coat? Keep in mind if you are trying to make money you will want to do numerous parts at the same time and not one at a time.
by Jay V
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: POWDER COATING
Topic: New coater lots of questions
Replies: 53
Views: 7730

Re: New coater lots of questions

So... I want to do the next mini bike in prismatic blackjack But the fenders are plastic... Any chance of finding or getting a colour match for a flat black powder? You'll have to test some different paints. SEM Matte Black is just a bit too flat, SEM Satin Black is just a bit too glossy. Either ma...
by Jay V
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: POWDER COATING
Topic: New coater lots of questions
Replies: 53
Views: 7730

Re: New coater lots of questions

Nice tricked-out Z! Aluminum swingarm...better forks...bigger engine...aftermarket pipe...good stuff! I have a stock '82 Z50R I bought to teach the boys how to ride back in the 90s. Still have it, but it needs work. Here it is with my oldest boy on it about 2000 - https://i.imgur.com/3qOHazP.jpg?2 H...
by Jay V
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: CUSTOMER PICTURES
Topic: Apex Custom Coating Gallery
Replies: 310
Views: 100057

Re: Apex Custom Coating Gallery

A few of the more interesting/challenging recent jobs -

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by Jay V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: POWDER COATING
Topic: powder coat thickness??
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: powder coat thickness??

i powder coated a firearm, it was so thickness, thats my problem. any solution? Powder isn't a good choice for anything, especially a firearm, that has tight tolerances. Ceramic wet paint can be applied much thinner. Powders are all going to be different, but you need to have enough thickness to co...
by Jay V
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: OVENS AND SPRAY BOOTHS
Topic: New here, and have questions
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: New here, and have questions

I'm not a fan of that type of heating system. I would expect it to move too much air in a concentrated blast, which could displace uncured powder and not provide even heating. I once considered making my own oven, or buying one with open elements, but I'm glad I didn't. I purchased a used industrial...
by Jay V
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Welcome to Powder 365
Topic: Newbie questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Newbie questions!

Check your ground anyway. Use an Ohm meter on the part and on a known ground. I had an issue a few years ago where I lost my ground. I was (am) using a rotating hook, and it gets a small amount of powder inside it eventually and the pressure bonds it to the metal, insulating it. I cured that by runn...