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Old 2004-09-08, 02:17 AM   #1
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DIY powdercoat

Harbor Frieght Tools is offering a complete powdercoating system for $60 on sale.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=42802

I recently purchased one and let me say, its a great deal. I powdercoated a KH trials all white and a Yuni Muni yellow and black. It seems like the system is trash, but its really really nice. Everything comes out super nice...even better if you sand blast the items before coating.

So, for all those who want cheap powdercoating...check this out.
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Old 2004-09-08, 08:33 AM   #2
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whoa nice. who got the white KH? it would look nice and different from the black KH, cuz black is the only color available.
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Old 2004-09-08, 08:36 AM   #3
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Cool,

Any pics or your painted rides?


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Old 2004-09-08, 02:42 PM   #4
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do you already have a powdercoat oven?
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You don't even really need a "powder coat" oven. Any oven will do fine, as long as it can go above 400 degrees and can fit the part you are coating.

To answer your question, no, I dont have a powdercoat oven.

I'll post some pictures when I find my camera (and when shadowuni puts his KH back together )
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Old 2004-09-08, 07:59 PM   #6
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woot! Found my camera. Here's my Yuni Muni. Pictures of the KH will be up later.
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does heating it up weaken it in any way?
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Do you mean does heating the frame weaken it?

If thats what you mean, then no. 400 degrees isn't enough heat to affect the metal that unicycle frames are made of, structurally anyway. Sure, it'll make it hot for a few minutes, but thats about all.
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Old 2004-09-09, 02:26 AM   #9
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woot! Found my camera. Here's my Yuni Muni. Pictures of the KH will be up later.

Nick that looks awesome man. we're definately doing my unis lime green when I get back. And you're brining like 8 SWAT stickers up to NYMWE for me.
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You gotta order that powdercoat from Eastwood if you want that color. Harbor Freight only carries red, black, white, and yellow.

If anyone is looking for different colors, check out the 27 pages of powdercoat colors that eastwood has
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You don't even really need a "powder coat" oven. Any oven will do fine, as long as it can go above 400 degrees and can fit the part you are coating.
Uh, so please tell me you didn't put it in your kitchen oven????
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Uh, so please tell me you didn't put it in your kitchen oven????
nope he did it at his dad's work. Would there be any problem for doing it in your kitchen oven? because I kinda planned on it.
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Wow thats pretty nice.what color was it before?
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Uh, so please tell me you didn't put it in your kitchen oven????
Actually, that's what guys did when powdercoating was first introduced, so you can, if you are comfortable with it. I'd leave the windows open, just to be safe though, as a little bit of fumes are produced. The best thing to do though is find an oven that someone is throwing out and snag that.

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Wow thats pretty nice.what color was it before?
It was chrome before. Chrome is getting old
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Ok, the KH is put together. We've nick-named it "The Ghost"
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