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    Houdy do guys! Im new to powder coating and to this forum. I just had a general guestion about orange peeling. I recently bought the professional gun from hotcoat and was trying it out, but ever piece i took out of the oven had orange peel.

    I dont think i got it on thick enough but i thought i would ask the professionals about this. I waited for the part to reach 400 degrees then set the timer for 20min.

    Well, any suggestion about this would be appreciated.

    Thanks, estevahn

  • #2
    There is almost always a certain amount of orange peel appearance with powder coat - it is a characteristic of it. However, if it is bad enough to look bad, then my best guess would be that too little powder has been applied.
    Leo
    www.tinmans.net
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!!!" ----- Unknown

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    • #3
      Thanks Leo

      I thought thats what it was but i wasn't sure. I'll put it on thicker next time.

      One more guestion, how do you know how thick to get it?

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      • #4
        Sorry, that last post was kinda okward so I'll rephrase it,

        How do you know how thick the powder is on the piece that your spraying?

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        • #5
          It is mainly practice, but basically you have enough powder on when you can not see "through" it anywhere. I was always told to make it look like a heavy dew on a windshield, but to me, it looks more like the texture of the fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror on a 50's and 60's cruiser.

          Leo
          www.tinmans.net
          "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!!!" ----- Unknown

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          • #6
            Thanks for the advice leo,

            I'll give it another shot when i can. I'm working on a 8'x8' powder booth right now but im almost finished.

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