Cerakote Oven Insulation

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Anyone here made their own Cerakpte oven? I am in the procwess of making an oven and have a Western Steel Locker that I need to insulate. I would like to use a ridget type insulation that can withstand the heat. I saw some blanket type foil backed insulation (very expensive), but I would like something I could just panel the inside of oven to keep the heat in. I have the foam board insulation for houses, but it can't go above 250F
 

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Looking forward to the pics and info. I saw a good DYI on www.ar.com, but can't pull the page up anymore. I looked for used steel lockers, gun safesbut couldn't find anything acceptical. Ended up with The Western Steel Locker 24"x20"x70" $314 from Northern Tool. Just need a good insulation now.
 

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I used foil backed rigid insulation from an Air Conditioner supply house. Then used High Temp Red Silicon to seal up the corners and edges within a green small rifle safe. My build used to be on Sniper's Hide but I still have pics of it as well. Still have the oven, just haven't used it in a while.
 

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Definitely a CHEAP way to go, but don't think the heat gun will get it up to 250F. I have a 2,500 sgft basement I turned into a semiprofessional reloading/ammo stocking area, gunsmithing area with a cleaning station, area to work on firearms, parts storage, lathe & mill area, knife working area, welding area Tig/Mig/Oxy Acetylene, hunting/fishing equipment storage area, and a meat processing area. I am now setting up a Cerakoting area with a two stage-four-cylinder compressor, media blasting cabinet, Global Finishing Spray Booth and want to manufacture a functional oven that I don't have to pay some company $2k + for. I try to make everything I do as close to First Class as I can. I don't need a big oven so the one I am building will have enough room for curing several guns at a time. I will put all the bells and whistles with electronics for temp/air flow. I just need an insulation that's ridged or semi ridged so I can just install on the inside walls of the cabinet. I like that “foil backed insulation” that m1k3 used. I also looked at some products on the internet, which I will contact them for more detailed product details. Thanks for all that chime in with information to help me with this project.
 

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Much like what was already posted. Simple insulation board from Home Depot, 8" hardwired burner, smoker thermometer and all thread for hanging parts. All totaled about $200.00. I also purchased all the electronics but learned this combo held at 255 degrees without it. Later, I added a heat shield so longer barrels didn't get too hot. If you need it to hold at 150, crack the door 1 inch.
 

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Definitely a CHEAP way to go, but don't think the heat gun will get it up to 250F. I have a 2,500 sgft basement I turned into a semiprofessional reloading/ammo stocking area, gunsmithing area with a cleaning station, area to work on firearms, parts storage, lathe & mill area, knife working area, welding area Tig/Mig/Oxy Acetylene, hunting/fishing equipment storage area, and a meat processing area. I am now setting up a Cerakoting area with a two stage-four-cylinder compressor, media blasting cabinet, Global Finishing Spray Booth and want to manufacture a functional oven that I don't have to pay some company $2k + for. I try to make everything I do as close to First Class as I can. I don't need a big oven so the one I am building will have enough room for curing several guns at a time. I will put all the bells and whistles with electronics for temp/air flow. I just need an insulation that's ridged or semi ridged so I can just install on the inside walls of the cabinet. I like that “foil backed insulation” that m1k3 used. I also looked at some products on the internet, which I will contact them for more detailed product details. Thanks for all that chime in with information to help me with this project.
It was a cheap way to go and it gets up to over 300, thank you very much :) Feel free to spend all you want, but that oven has baked a lot of cerakote and epoxy coat projects.
 

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Much like what was already posted. Simple insulation board from Home Depot, 8" hardwired burner, smoker thermometer and all thread for hanging parts. All totaled about $200.00. I also purchased all the electronics but learned this combo held at 255 degrees without it. Later, I added a heat shield so longer barrels didn't get too hot. If you need it to hold at 150, crack the door 1 inch.
Nice. My heat gun on low keeps it right around 175 and high is just over 250. I added a little burner from walmart and it gets well over 300 without using a quarter turn on the heat plate. Lots of efficient ways to do this that don't cost a lot of money
 
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