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    Hi. I have a computer enclosure that has a top and a bottom. Currently when this is powder coated, each part is coated separately. Because I need to have metal-to-metal contact between the two parts when they are assembled, masking is necessary where the two parts are met.

    Is there a way that the parts could actually be powder coated while they are assembled? This would eliminate the need for masking?

    Thanks,
    Mike.

  • #2
    Do you have sufficient access to get the gun into the enslosure it whould work.
    Lee Parsons
    Rowlett, TX (East Dallas)

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    • #3
      Paint sticking?

      Lee: Wouldn't I have problems with the two parts sticking together? I am using an epoxy powder coat.

      My issue is that I have had one supplier that gave me a sample and said he had no problem doing this. My other supplier had problems with the parts sticking together.

      Thanks,
      Mike.

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      • #4
        Epoxy ... Just take them part and shoot and cure .. i Powder coat then when i am cured i take a belt sander to the end to remove the powder... even when i polish the letters i sand it off with the belt sander...

        You can shoot them in a whole and it will work when taking apart score the joints with a blade to give you a clean break

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        • #5
          What Chuck said, use a razor knife to score along the break line of the two parts.
          Lee Parsons
          Rowlett, TX (East Dallas)

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          • #6
            thank you lee

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            • #7
              Re: Enclosure Painting

              You need the areas free of powder for ground. I have painted thousands of these boxes and I never had any luck painting them together. The problem is that it is very difficult to get powder onto the edging without parts sticking and/or looking terrible. We always take boxes and cut them as a mask on each part and pull them out prior to cure. We still use steel mask as well.

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