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  • jw01247
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    i also noticed if the first coat isnt cured when you recoat it leaves an ugly bumpy finish

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  • luv2fly
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    Doing some parts for a customer. I advertise to send along all related nuts/bolts and I will PC them as well. A VERY fast and easy way to media blast them is to use a kitchen type strainer grandma used when making applesauce or something. Mine is about 6" in diameter, hasa a mwetal screen, shaped like a bowl and has a plastic handle. Wal Mart sells them for just a fwe bucks in the kitchen dept. I throw all my little hardware stuff in there and give it a few shots in the media blaster. Near instantly blasted clean. Shake the strainer around as you blast. Its fast. Just be careful not to blast anything outof the strainer and off into teh cabinet. small stuff has to be fished out. Ask me how I know!

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  • stevedwnng
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    One thing that I have learned is to use a liquid paint strainer for sifting the powder. I tried the flour sifter method, but basically the powder would just fall thru before I cold sift it. I got two different paint strainers at different mesh counts. Both will work, though obviously the lower mesh count strains a little quicker. This works perfect for powder that may have been sitting for a long time, or powder that may have started clumping together due to humidity. I bought a new funnel, (one that will sit on the top of the gun cup, and new so as not to be contaminated, place the strainer in the funnel, and fill with powder. It may take a little while to sift the powder thru,(shaking or tapping the strainer) but I definitely think the end result is worth it. When the powder goes thru the strainer and into the gun cup it is broken down into an extremely fine powder. You can get a 100 count box of strainers pretty cheap. It may take a little longer, but it's worth it.

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  • SCOTTRODS
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    [QUOTE=BerkelUSA;57842]
    Originally posted by Badger View Post
    The funny thing is that not only is he directing people and information away from this forum, but he's selling a product as well. This is the thing that really gives me a chuckle

    This from a guy with 12 posts? I've been here for YEARS.. and bought plenty of polishing/powdercoating goodies.. spare me!

    Go buy a blaster from China and see what kind of technical support you get.. ZERO and sorry but 1 outta 10 posts re-direct people back to here.. we all buy Caswell stuff and test it out.. one hand washes the other thing..

    Members: 1,342

    Spare me..
    Umm,...... You're responding to a 2 year old post. How's that anything worthwhile?

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  • BerkelUSA
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    [QUOTE=Badger;38205]The funny thing is that not only is he directing people and information away from this forum, but he's selling a product as well. This is the thing that really gives me a chuckle

    This from a guy with 12 posts? I've been here for YEARS.. and bought plenty of polishing/powdercoating goodies.. spare me!

    Go buy a blaster from China and see what kind of technical support you get.. ZERO and sorry but 1 outta 10 posts re-direct people back to here.. we all buy Caswell stuff and test it out.. one hand washes the other thing..

    Members: 1,342

    Spare me..

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  • SolutionsAutomobile
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    I have been troubleshooting my setup for a long time. Ive been able to do 3 coats on some occasion, but cannot do 2nd coats most of the time.

    I though it was humidity in my lines (big compressor) so I put a water trap on compressor.

    Then thought about ground issue. I drove a 9 feet long grounding rod in earth, and not in sandy soil, great ground. No dice.

    Then I tried putting 50 feets of tubing and a dessicant dryer just before my powder gun. This dessicant dryer DOES grab water as it changes color. But, I cant do seconds coat still.

    Now im pretty sure its humidity in the surrounding air. The place I shoot my parts in is not temperature or humidity controled.


    Briefy, this is request for you guys, If you could tell me what your humidity levels are when you shoot your 2nd or 3rd coats. I'll buy a meter and give you my humidity readings.


    Thank, a friend is waiting on parts, but it needs pearl in the clear, so I cannot hot flock it because it makes blotches of pearl.

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  • Badger
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    The funny thing is that not only is he directing people and information away from this forum, but he's selling a product as well. This is the thing that really gives me a [sarcasm]chuckle[/sarcasm]:

    Great buncha people and here's the real kicker! and no spam from that group EVER.

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  • Badger
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    Originally posted by Banditperformance View Post
    Rob, I just sent payment through paypal. Can't wait to get the plans and build my own. get rid of the crappy blaster I have now. Darn thing eat's way to much sand and air
    Originally posted by BerkelUSA View Post
    Invite sent!.. ty - Dont miss the photo's area.. One member made it from a Beer-Keg.. another from a water tank.. Great buncha people and no spam from that group EVER.
    Good tips... Why not contribute all that info here instead of requiring an invitation code some place else? It's spam for another forum, period, and would be removed on most other forums.

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  • snyiper
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    Well it is about powder coating, if you look its about the prep work and how its done. More importantly how it is done more efficiently which in turn helps your results and turn around times.

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  • Badger
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    Guys, could you start another thread and link to it? Not to be a PITA, but when I visit this thread, I'm looking for tips on powder coating and not information on another forum or group.

    BTW, I went to the site and found it rather difficult to enjoy because of the format. Being used to modern forums and their setups, trying to view topics and posts on your site seems very tedious and antiquated. Being someone who doesn't have time to struggle with a site, I'd love to see what all the hubbub is about should you ever upgrade it.

    Please, back on topic...

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  • snyiper
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    I agree great group I ordered the plans now a few months later see if I can find em...LOL winter is a good time to make stuff!!!

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  • BerkelUSA
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    Invite sent!.. ty - Dont miss the photo's area.. One member made it from a Beer-Keg.. another from a water tank.. Great buncha people and no spam from that group EVER.

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  • Banditperformance
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    Rob, I just sent payment through paypal. Can't wait to get the plans and build my own. get rid of the crappy blaster I have now. Darn thing eat's way to much sand and air

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  • BerkelUSA
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    Thanks Jason.. Cant say I remember all the names from the list.. - But I TRY !..

    It's OK tho... Your not the only one who know's me here.., But either way thanks for the compliments my friend..

    Rob

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  • cdaeme
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    I would first like to say I am in no way associated with Ammoman, Pablasters or Rob.

    With that said I have dealt with Rob on several occasions lately all the way back to buying some hard to find ammo from him earlier in the year. I bought his plans for the PaBlaster and joined his Yahoo group for DIY'ers (Do It Yourself). He has an awesome group with some really ingenious ideas that apply to powder coating. He is very respected in his group I plan to build my on PaBlaster in the next couple weeks and I will post back how well it works.

    I?m not trying to sound like a salesman for Rob but simply wanted to let the masses here know he is a good guy.


    Jason
    Auto-Cycle PC

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