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  • Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

    Does it exist?
    Len
    Figure Finishing
    www.FigureEngineering.com
    866-900-4949

  • #2
    Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

    no? i feel like this should exist.
    Len
    Figure Finishing
    www.FigureEngineering.com
    866-900-4949

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    • #3
      Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

      Yes, it does exist. Now I just to find a link.

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      • #4
        Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

        This is the stuff I saw. Does it work ? I don't know, never tried it.
        http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/div/div3020.htm

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        • #5
          Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

          HD, I have that stuff, and use it for airbrushing. No, it will not withstand the heat of PC. When it dries, it's like a rubbery substance. Not to sure how hot it can withstand though. I should do some test panels one day.
          Dan Pesonen
          Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
          Forest Grove, BC Canada

          Personal motto:
          "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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          • #6
            Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

            it'd be interesting for sure to see if it works.

            i have a project i'll be working on in the near future that will require weld beads to be a different color than the members they join (the polished aluminum beads will not be coated), and i would expect trouble from the irregularity of the surface if i used a tape or adhesive type mask. at the moment, i think the wet sponge paint brush technique to remove the powder after application might be the best shot. i expect that to take much more time than applying a liquid mask, though.
            Len
            Figure Finishing
            www.FigureEngineering.com
            866-900-4949

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            • #7
              Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

              Originally posted by Banditperformance View Post
              HD, I have that stuff, and use it for airbrushing. No, it will not withstand the heat of PC. When it dries, it's like a rubbery substance. Not to sure how hot it can withstand though. I should do some test panels one day.
              Could you use it to mask, put the part in the oven until just before the powder starts to flow (a minute or two). Then pull it out to remove the mask and back in for full cure. (same thing that I do with the tape, you get a much cleaner line).

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              • #8
                Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

                I have wondered that at times. I also do the "flow and de-tape" trick. Got to try it one day when I remember Damn old age LOL
                Dan Pesonen
                Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
                Forest Grove, BC Canada

                Personal motto:
                "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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                • #9
                  Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

                  ok, so i finally tried the liquid mask experiment last night. i used this stuff (i think):



                  results: total failure.

                  experiment 1: flow and demask. by the time the powder flowed out, the mask was liquified.

                  experiment 2: full cure and demask. the liquified mask outgassed so violently that it sputtered onto the clean sections, and it cured into the powder and adhered to the part.

                  on the bright side, for wet paint it did work well for masking some chrome that i couldn't find tape that would stick to. it took a long time to dry, like 24hr.
                  Last edited by FigureLLC; 11-26-2007, 01:40 PM. Reason: bright side
                  Len
                  Figure Finishing
                  www.FigureEngineering.com
                  866-900-4949

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                  • #10
                    Re: Liquid Mask for Powder Coating

                    bump. my update didn't ever show up, that i saw. i was thinking of trying rubber cement.
                    Len
                    Figure Finishing
                    www.FigureEngineering.com
                    866-900-4949

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