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    New to powder coating. I purchased the starter kit form Caswell. I was attempting to do a candy color. The base coat was extreme chrome which seemed to go on good. Put in the oven for 15 minutes an it looked good . I attempted to apply the top candy color an I could not get the powder to attract to the part. I cleaned the area where the ground was attached but it did not help. If I got the gun close enough to the part it would jump a spark. Not sure what I should try next any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Powder not attracting to part

    Put you part back in the oven and bring it back up to about 250f the coat with the second coat. you will be able to see the powder flow in the begining as soon as it hits the part.. Be sure your gun pressure and flow are adjusted low so you dont bet any heavy lumps as you spray.

    Jason
    www.autocyclepc.com

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    • #3
      Re: Powder not attracting to part

      The 150 degree rule always works for me. Get your self a laser thermometer. Bake base coat as per the cure schedule. Remove part let cool to 150 them shot the top coat. I've been there dude I've done three mini quad frames two sets of a arms with top coats I'm getting better. Remove the deflector turn the psi down back the gun away from the part and shot hot. I'm doing this right now in my cellar until I get the room ready under my back patio the first frame I did I had the hole house red boy did that [email protected] the old lady was hot I was bad mad it gets better dude. Practice practice practice and read read read if the dudes on this sight can help me you got it made just keep asking questions on here and keep reading. Good luck you could E-mail me your phone number if you'ld like I'll help I been there [email protected] I'm still there.
      Last edited by mikekozura; 03-14-2006, 10:51 PM.

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        Re: Powder not attracting to part

        I agree with the 150* rule. works best.

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        • #5
          Re: Powder not attracting to part

          LOL Mike. Thats why Im building a booth too. Its way too messy without one. I'm getting better with the translucents, but far from great results consistently. I agree, it takes practice and alot of patience. And some wisdom from guys whove had sucess doesnt hurt either.

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            rx7carl
            Yea were're working on it I got that room under my patio but theres no heat yet the furnace is there just needs hooked up. We need to get out there when the weather changes for good. Yea my wife's so proud of me LOL I also bought a 8" polishing machine and tried my hand at polishing some parts on my kids quad. You take about making a mess that [email protected] goes everywhere I need to get in that room bad and build a small wall behind the polisher with some sort of filter system to.

            jpvancil
            Like I said hang in there dude it gets better read read read and ask ask ask. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

            polishing dudes
            You guys are amazing how you can make that stuff look like a mirror. Lots of time and experience.

            Sorry about drifting into a different category
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              Re: Powder not attracting to part

              hey mike are you running a sweat shop with that child labor. you know that is illegal. just kidding bro the parts look good. as for the polishing it is a art form not a science so the more you do the better you get.
              when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
              G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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              • #8
                Re: Powder not attracting to part

                Thanks man they don't look no where as good as if I would have sent them out to one of you big boys. But it's all about the little dude we did it together, he can't wait to get to the track and show his track buddies. And [email protected] I only got about 130 bucks in it and I still got the 8" machine, wheels and compound left. Clean up the rimes put on the grips and we're ready to go. I've learned a lot about powder coating and polishing from all you guys. I've already done some powder coating for people with success but I think I'll leave the customer polishing up to you big dogs.
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                Last edited by mikekozura; 03-16-2006, 11:11 AM.

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