I made my first attempt with the Harbor Freight powder coater. Worked out pretty well. I got the paint from Pendry Powdercoat off the web (took 3 days to get here). Used the 100 buck Harbor Freight coater which was on sale for 59.00 and since I was doing a long sissy bar that wouldn't fit in an oven I could afford, I used the Harbor Freight 16,000 btu infared propane heater on sale for about 50 bucks. Worked great. I suspended the bar from a rafter in the garage by a bungee cord from a nail with a sister nail about 4 inches away. I wrapped the bungee around the 2 nails so by letting off a loop I could lower the bar a little at a time. I started at the top, heated the bar for 1 min. on each side, then lowered it until I had done the whole bar. I then applied the powder coat, and baked it again for 1 min per side from the top down, then back upward until I reached the top again. looks great. Next I want to try some of the chrome paint. I'm just not sure it too much of the infared heat will be reflected away.
;D I am building an oven. It consists of 2 old stoves..electric. I cut the side off both, top in side and the bar either side of the inside of the door opening leaving enough matterial there for the door to seal against. I am in the prosess of adding metal and insulation to those areas. I will remove the heat vents from the tops of the 2 stoves as well. Once it's hot it will remain hot.
After all :-Xwere not cooking stakes or other shuch junk just baking on some paint and stuff.
This way I can get 42" long material in there to bake paint on with. Being controled electricaly it is easier than having to moniter the situation all the time. I set the timer for cooking and when the bell goes off I can just turn it off !!!!! ;D Hope this idea helps you out !! I paid 40.00 for 2 old stoves with ovens in them. i had them tested first EH !! Then I set to working on them.
Have fun !!
at first it seems XSivly simple.......but is XSivly deceiving in Sydneham, Ontario, Canada