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Old 01-17-2008, 07:18 PM
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I did a quick search and found a couple older threads. I have been kicking around the idea of a home kit for smaller boat and snowmobile parts. I assume a small sandblasting booth is also a must? Anyone do their own?
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I know Cuda was playing around with it.
I talked to him about possibly doing a few parts for me.
Try PM'ing him - I haven't seen him on the board lately.
I know his work had slowed down a bit, and he sold Formula.
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i do my own. i have a cheap harbor freight kit. it works great. i get my powder from eastwood.com. you will need an oven and some sort of access to a sand blaster. i have done a lot of atv parts and they hold up really well for the abuse that they take
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Yeah I'm thinking a home kit for $100-$150 and a small sandblasting booth for $200 or so and I'm in business. Problem is some of the parts I would want to do will be too big for a standard oven.

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i do my own. i have a cheap harbor freight kit. it works great. i get my powder from eastwood.com. you will need an oven and some sort of access to a sand blaster. i have done a lot of atv parts and they hold up really well for the abuse that they take
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I have an Eastwood set up. It owrks pretty well oncec you get the hang of it.

Definately a sandblaster, small toaster oven for tiny parts and a used electric oven for larger parts.

Keep your eye out for that registration for the Four Winns please!!

Whats new with the 24?
I will do that. Do you know when it expires?

I would like to have a big stove. Sled trailing arms and slide rails are too long for an oven. I read where someone made an oven out of a 4-drawer file cabinet! LOL

The 24 is running great. Faster than ever! I'm thinking about getting some rear bolters made and I really need to figure out a way to put in a good grab handle for the passenger. That offset cuddy door makes it tough. Then she will be perfect and I will sll it!
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I have a prof powdercoating operation for sale
Itw gema digital hopper style powder coating system
Binks spray booth
natural gas fired oven , 7 ft high x 4 ft wide x 3 ft deep
carts
racks
hooks
turn key operation 7000.00

Go look at the pics of my boat under Cigarette , the boat is a 24 BRT and all powder coating was done in my shop with the above equip
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I have one of the Caswell systems, new in the sealed box. Paid $100 for it. First $50 takes it- $5 for ship.
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I've had very good luck with the products sold through Pendry Powder Coating and on ebay through Rosey's Powder Coating store. Preparation and cleanliness are EVERYTHING. Just to make sure I have all the oils and contaminants out of the metal, I pre-bake my parts at 400 degrees for at least 15 minutes.
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Not to steal thread, but I have a powder coating question:

I had my swim platform re-powder coated late last summer. Now the top part of it has what looks like small cracks everywhere.
Odd that it is only on the top and not the bottom.
What could the problem be?

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