powdercoat oven ideas?

I got a kitchen oven for my powdercoating shiz. I figure it would be a ton easier then using work lights. I stripped the oven down to where its gonna be laying on its back and I just need to build a longer box to put on top(another oven wont be long enough for a maxi frame) basically it will just be a metal frame with sheet metal screwed into it, and the door will slide in and out. then I have insulation from the oven and a ton of tin foil Ill put all over the top and hold all of it in place with chicken wire.

anyone have any easier ideas? suggestions for improvements on this design?

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stever: stop posting /

you dont need to have it sealed, you just need to heat the metal up. another way is to take the coils out of a stove or two, jig them up, and roast the frame over the coils. you can get low temp power too.

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halogen lights get hot.

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flame thrower

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i was kinda looking for something with consistency, but I just may try the elements deal in a shotty box.

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stever: stop posting /

it doesnt need to be in a shitty box, you just need to get the base metal temp around 350-400 (depending on powder)... and you can do that any way. if you really wanted to make a box, build it with cinder blocks or bricks. a dude i know has an auto clave in his backyard for his pottery shit, its just made from red brick, 3 stove eliments down at the bottom and a steel plate as the door/roof. its about the size of a doghouse. halogen lights dont get hot... you need something that produces heat, not light. i used to have a crappy harbor freight powder coater and a 2 eye propane heater. i used that setup to powedercoat my vw engine tins, worked pretty damn well.

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i have a two oven set up in my garage works well one on its back take the door off. steel box on top

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Halogen lights don't get hot?! That's news to me. I've seen a halogen light powder coating set up on this site you have to move them around for bigger pieces but apparently it works.

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Rob @t ATTN! Burrito /

halogen lights get hot for the record. better ways of making coat stations, three elements in a brickhouse will take awhile to heat up but really how many frames you gonna do? take it somewhere and get over it.

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also a good paint job can be as tough as powder coat. why not paint?

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ive got the powdercoating stuff already. tried the halogen lights and I'm not a consistent person so it would be over done in some spots and under in others. I just want to set the temp to 400 and wait ten minutes and be done.

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i showed some powdercoating i did (the maxine thread) and did alot of research before i did it myself.

infrared lighting becomes important. also steady temperatures.

i didn't use an oven, but propane IR lamp.

controllable distance and heat.

powder has a learning curve but doesn't everything?

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You want at least a constant 450 degrees for 20 minutes for complete flow . That's what I was advised to do . I've been setup for for about 6 months . My Oven shuts off 10 mins before 450 degrees and I let it start cooling down gradually before even opening the door I had a weird crazing and the shop I get my stuff from says it's the blast of cool air drying (well cooling) the outer surface and it tends to crack and spider vein when you open the door .

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I hear one of these works..

But of course I heard you can use your old beer cans and convert it into a heating surface for the oven if you want to go green.

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stever: stop posting /

to get the target material up to 400 with halogen lights, you will need lots of them... and the power comsumption? the waste heat? but yeah... take it to a powdercoating place, a moped frame would cost about $80 to get done depending on quality of powder and company. if you have the shotty harborfreight powercoater and a couple stoves to tear apart, go that route. you might be able to take the doors off the stoves and put them front to front with the frame in both of them...

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I did this whole ped with two 500 watt work lights includeing the stripes on the tank and excluding the fork and rear shocks. The whole set up cost me the same price it would have to have it done professionally, but i get to keep the equipment for next time.

!<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34144593@N08/3574500871/"; title="Bike Spread by swakopp, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3574500871_0546ed3307.jpg"; width="500" height="324" alt="Bike Spread" /></a>!

Like everything, there's a learning curve, but it's totally within reach of anyone on here. It's just a matter of if you are willing to put in the effort.

here's some links to my powder coating posts:

http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=7&i=137594&t=137064

http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=7&i=140504&t=140503

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SAM! You need to return to PDX and ride with us someday soon! The the Hobb-a-geddon is coming along.

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Ho dang Nate! That hobbit is looking amazing! I can't see from this pic, but did you coat the rest of the frame with the same powder as the fork that I saw? I'll be up there really soon. I just gotta get through finals down here first. I plan on being up up PDX a ton this summer!

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Yep the whole frame is done in that black to green sparkle-a-thon color. It's current issue is figuring out it's height issues. It needed longer shocks- IE the whole ass of the bike sits about a mile higher then I'd intended it to. Using 330mm shocks from a CT70 pit bike. Trying to locate a set of CT70 forks on the cheep to see if they'll even the thing out and perhaps work out a disc set up.

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