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Considering getting a gun and building an oven to powdercoat my frame, swingarm, subframe and other things not related to the bike.

Never done it before. Pre powder coat prep aside is this doable for a first timer or am I going to f*** up my frame?
 

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Easy as pie. Spray it on and let 'er cook. It's nearly impossible to mess up. Prep work and cleanliness is key when it comes to pc'ing.
What this guy said.

It is super easy. I think it is easier and better than spray paint. Just don't use Harbor Freight powder. Powder By the Pound and Pro Powder Supply have a huge selection at low prices.

Be sure to mask off bearing areas and such, cause it is really hard to get powder off once baked on.
 

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This is pretty much what the guy who coated the parts on my bike told me he did.

-Degrease/clean
-Strip off or sandblast old paint/powder
-degrease/clean
-pre-bake. this removes any oils and contaminants that have soaked into the metal's surface, otherwise known as "outgassing"
-degrease/clean
-mask off areas not to have powder: threaded areas, bearing surfaces, bolt mounting bosses/flats. take pictures or make note of all these areas beforehand
-apply powder
-bake


Definitely check out some powdercoating forums or tutorials.

Good luck
 

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Have you considered the cost of building an oven big enough to accept the frame? Gun? Powder? Take it to a pro who already has the setup, unless you plan to use this stuff enough to make it really worth building and investing in.

And it is easy to fuck up. I had some clown powder coat a luggage rack for me and he missed some spots and didn't use enough powder. Looked terrible, so I refused to pay for it and took it to a pro.
 

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And it is easy to fuck up. I had some clown powder coat a luggage rack for me and he missed some spots and didn't use enough powder. Looked terrible, so I refused to pay for it and took it to a pro.
Could have powdered right over the light spots, no prep or anything.

It is hard to mess it up and not be able to easily fix it.
 

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Have you considered the cost of building an oven big enough to accept the frame? Gun? Powder? Take it to a pro who already has the setup, unless you plan to use this stuff enough to make it really worth building and investing in.

And it is easy to fuck up. I had some clown powder coat a luggage rack for me and he missed some spots and didn't use enough powder. Looked terrible, so I refused to pay for it and took it to a pro.
Electric oven on craigslist 20 $ sheet metal, fiberglass insullation, wire, etc are free, I do hvac. Ill probably spend the same or less than sending it in but in the end ill have my stuff coated and all the equipment. Cost wasnt my question all I was asking is how difficult it was which you partially answered.

@rubbersdown thanks for the link, definately be stuck on that forun for a few days.
 
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