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    I've got some aluminum parts that I'm gonna try to PC myself. My Grandpa has PC rig from eastwood and oven in the garage. I know the parts have to be very clean. Any advice would be great as I have never tried this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NORDIC454 View Post
    I've got some aluminum parts that I'm gonna try to PC myself. My Grandpa has PC rig from eastwood and oven in the garage. I know the parts have to be very clean. Any advice would be great as I have never tried this before.

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    just follow the instructions from Eastwood & u will be fine...bakeing in the oven is the key

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    I found that you need the piece to be VERY clean. A light touch with a tack rag before you spray. The tiniest bit of dust will show.

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    If you make a mistake you can touch it up. Word of caution use the air pressure recommended or you will have the power everywhere. Make some kind of hanger so you wont have prints all over it. Be sure you have the switch on when putting on or the powder wont stick. I would put the power on outside the garage, house, etc, or it will be everywhere.
    you will have a ball, have fun.

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    Thoroughly degrease the parts BEFORE blasting, then again after, all cast parts such as carb parts and all jet parts need to be cooked at the cure temp for an hour, then cooled before applying the powder, this allows all trapped impurities to outgas before the powder is applied. The lack of outgas cooking prior to coating is why some parts have small blisters in the coating. Practice on other same type of old parts before attempting to coat the good ones, chemical stripping will cost you more than you saved by doing the job yourself if you screw it up. and everybody screws one up once in a while. Bead blasting takes forever to strip powder coat. TIMINATOR
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    i would degrease, blast, clean again with denatured alcohol, outgas any aluminum or cast parts at 50 degrees hotter then cure temp for 45-60 mins, let cool and spray. make sure you have a good ground on your parts or else your powder will not stick also make sure that the outlet that you are using is wired correct. does your gun have a kv adjustment? if you have anymore questions let me know.

    here is some stuff i did a couple days ago

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    Thanks for all the replies, bout to go out in the shop and set up right now.

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    good luck let us know how it goes
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    Parts came out nice, thanks for all the help.

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    looks great nice job.
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