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  • jtagger19
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    I have a 1500 and I barely use it , first you need a completly closed area for it to work
    it takes too long to start to melt the powder ( expect at least 50 mins to 1 hour to do a full cure per side)
    and you will also need an IR thermometer to keep constant readings on the coating.
    at least this is my experience with my lamp
    bigger lamps might work better

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  • Millermatic
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    I have p/c'd 2 motorcycle frames so far. Both have turned out awesome. I cured them using a propane lamp and Raytek thermometer. I ended up moving the lamp at 20 minute intervals, first on one side then the other. It took a little over 1 hour, but again, they came out flawless.

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  • pipefighter248
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    Originally posted by DALE
    Welcome to the forum Bolts depends on how many.If it's only a few at a time I just wrap a wire around the threads then wrap the threads with fiberglass tape and then bend end of wire into hook shape for hanging.If it's alot I use sheet metal with holes in it to place the bolts in to.Or some times make metal blocks with lots of threaded holes and just screw the bolts in just short of all the way.
    As for IR lamps you'll have to wait for an IR guy to chime in.I prefer ovens but IR works fine too.
    Thanks for the reply Dale. I plan on curing smaller parts in an electric oven. But for the larger parts maybe trying an ir lamp, until I can get around to building a larger oven.

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  • DALE
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    Welcome to the forum Bolts depends on how many.If it's only a few at a time I just wrap a wire around the threads then wrap the threads with fiberglass tape and then bend end of wire into hook shape for hanging.If it's alot I use sheet metal with holes in it to place the bolts in to.Or some times make metal blocks with lots of threaded holes and just screw the bolts in just short of all the way.
    As for IR lamps you'll have to wait for an IR guy to chime in.I prefer ovens but IR works fine too.

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  • pipefighter248
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    Very nice site. I have looked at every page on the powder coating forum, but still have a couple of questions. If I start pc, I will mainly pc motorcycle parts, I was wondering how you all pc the bolts to go along with the part? Also, I am considering an electric oven for smaller parts, but for a frame or set of wheels, do you recommend the ir lights? Probably the 1500. If using the light to do a tubular frame, how do you cure both sides, including top and bottom of the tubing? I am very interested in learning, but need the help of the board. Thanks.
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