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Powder Painting Problems ??????
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:48 PM
I am having problems with getting nipples on jigs when I cure them. Can someone please help me? I am using a Fluid Bed, am I not fluffing the paint enough? After heating the jig, I dip it in the paint pretty quick. I am starting to get to much waste and would greatly appreciate any help I can get.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:40 PM
If you are using a fluid bed there really isn't any need to fluff the paint. I would imagine that the jig isn't hot enough and it's picking up too much paint. How are you heating the jig? I use a heat gun and after I dip in the fluid bed then I move it back to the heat gun to even it out. I'm not really an expert though, I just started powder painting a few months ago.
Also I would try moving this post to the wire baits section. This is where all the powder painting experts are. Also pm cadman and ask for his powder painting tutorial. There's alot of good info there.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:34 AM
Try only heating the head until it will pick up just a bit of paint and still have a dull finish.
Then bake it. Since I started using my toaster oven to heat the heads I can do several at a time and keep them all dull looking before baking. After several hundred heads of various types and sizes, I have had no extra paint show up on any jig.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:33 AM
I'm using a torch right now. I can cure about 100+ jigs at a time on the rack I have now and always end up with 1/2 dozen or so with nipples! I am starting to wonder what I got myself into!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:24 PM
I used a torch for years. It is very easy to get the heads too hot. Try to keep them in a dull finish instead of shiny when you heat and dip. If shiny you can easily get too much paint on the heads.
Posted 20 November 2010 - 03:12 PM
You can try heating at a lower temperature for a longer period of time like 225 degrees or 250 that has helped me in the past.