At home powdercoating

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  1. Troutslayer

    Troutslayer Well-Known Member

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    I heard there is a spray on powder coating for home use. You bake it in a conventional oven. I'm thinking about coating an old beater shotgun to try it out. Anyone know the name of the product or how much it costs?
     
  2. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    Troutslayer, I contacted a friend who might have just what your looking for. Not sure if he wll post it here or send it directly to me. Either way I will get back to you with what ever he sends me.
     

  3. tbob

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    well, you didn't say what you wanted to coat. if it's metal, go to www.brownells.com to the bottom of the main page, click on gun-kote spray on/bake -- many colors available. seems to be combo lubicant/protectant. about $20.00. i put some on an old M1911, seems to do what they say so far.

    If you want to get real creative and do the whole thing, go to www.lauerweaponry.com and check out their stuff. they did a tactical rifle for me, not cheap, but does everything they said it would.

    regards, tbob
     
  4. Gunflash

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  5. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    Ok TRoutslayer, here is what I got frm my ol bud Gowge. I figured that if anyone had some ideas about what your looking into it would be him. He has been in and around the net, guns and fishing reel improvements for years. So here is what he sent me,

    OK - on powdercoating and guns, there's a problem with trying to do the finish at home. It's the size of the parts for the most part. Far easier, is to use one of Brownell's aerosol "Oven Bake" sprays and then bake the part(s) in the oven to cure them - one hour @ 300*F.

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1150&title=GUN-KOTE?%20OVEN%20CURE,%20GUN%20FINISH

    If you visit this link above, it shows you just ONE of the Brownell products. If you enter "Paint" in the search window and hit the GO button, you can see all the various paint finishes Brownell's offers. A guy put together a web page showing how he did an old Mauser rifle this way...

    http://www.gswagner.com/mosin-nagant/metal/mnmetal.html

    The link above shows the rifle action and his selection of paint, etc.

    How he built an oven to cure the paint is on the link below:

    http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/heater/heater1.html His webpage is on: http://www.gswagner.com/

    This guy is a confirmed DO-IT-YOURSELFER of the highest degree and a Tinkerer Extraordinaire! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    He has some good ideas he's carried out that's proven to work...

    The problems with powdercoating are many. The part must be electrically charged and the powder sprayed on the part with a special low pressure powder gun. I found the powdercoating stuff online at Harbor Freight Tools, but never did order all the goodies to put it together.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42802

    I was mostly interested in powdercoating small parts for reels and a small 'fluid bed' machine was determined to be the best route for that as well as powdercoating jig heads & small lures, etc. See the site below:

    http://www.csipaint.com/equipment.htm

    These folks have an awesome selection of the most beautiful paint samples you're likely to see. Order their catalog with the paint chips showing their samples if you're interested... They also offer a small fluid bed machine - perfect for lures & small parts.

    Well I figured that I wold include it all since someone out there might want to introduce another brilliantly colored rifle. Ya never know. Anyway hope this helps.
     
  6. Troutslayer

    Troutslayer Well-Known Member

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    The shotgun barrel does fit in my home oven so I'm going to try it. Results to be posted here, probably after hunting season. Thanks for the help.