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  • Blademan
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    guess i sorta missed your question the first time around........musta been the Bud....on alum.........well i do alot of stuff for a company that manufactures marine hatches, handles,knobs and a bunch of stuff that goes on yachts and navy, coast guard stuff ( the only damn good thing about this home land security **** ) is im gettin alot of work...they cast there own hatches and use there own secrete sauce in the process....hardest damn alum Ive ever seen........anyways...I soak my parts in acetone.................air dry.....wipe down agin with acetone,,, and shoot........there is ..a treatment that they use on alum before painting....with paint..................and for the life of me I cant remeber what its called...except HELLLLLLLLL if you want to powder coat over it...so..clean it..shoot it.......

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  • remotestartdepot
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    Re: steps to powder coating aluminum? i'm new

    Originally posted by REXPWR
    Hey guys i'm new but was wondering are there any specific steps that have to be taken before powder coating? such as sand blasting the surface..which done..anything else i need to do as prep work? i know tapping..i'm goin to be using my house hold oven will that do? it's one of those monsterous new ones..thanks for any help ahead of time.
    Hopefully, you don't plan on using your oven you cook with. That's a big no no. It will poison your food. Check the tips section. I have learned a lot from it. Good luck and have fun.

    Kris

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  • Blademan
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    Forget using the household oven.....powder coating is fun and cool but its not worth dieing over...Take the time and read the tips section here, most of what you will need to learn is there..

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    :?: steps to powder coating aluminum? i'm new

    Hey guys i'm new but was wondering are there any specific steps that have to be taken before powder coating? such as sand blasting the surface..which done..anything else i need to do as prep work? i know tapping..i'm goin to be using my house hold oven will that do? it's one of those monsterous new ones..thanks for any help ahead of time.
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