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Powder Coat Oven

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49 minutes ago, Bob La Londe said:

I talked a friend out of a small oven today.  Well talk and a little cash.  I'll give it a shot in the next couple days and see how it does.   If it works out well I'll tell all you guys.  If it turds up well... I might not say anything.  LOL.  Its actually a largish counter top convection oven.  I don't know how that's going to work out, but I will find out. 

Does it give you the choice to turn the convection fan on/off? You may have a good score there either way.

I can get over 50 3/8oz. jigs in mine easy. Probably closer to 65-70 if I packed them in tight.

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That's what I have, Bob. I think it came from Wally mart. It has worked great and I use an oven thermometer but it has been bullet proof. Has a timer, heats to 400+,, does all my bass size jigs including spinnerbaits when I use powder on them. I think you'll be OK with it.

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I found a toaster oven at value village for $10.00 had one rack iI made another one and put threaded ron on both of them to hang jigs on,each rack will hold 126  3/4 oz. jigs,the smaller you go the more jigs they hold.

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Well, the oven from my friend didn't materialize, so I picked up a small toaster oven off one of the local exchanges on Facebook.  It seemed to be good with an on board shut off timer, but alas, the longest setting was only about ten minutes when I tested.  Still I wanted to powder coat some stuff.  I used some PowderTec powder and some Harbor Freight powder.  

 

I had some issues with both but the Harbor Freight powder had more issues.  About half the Powder Tec stuff partially filled in the eye sockets on some spinner baits.

The Harbor Freight stuff went on very thick no matter how careful I was and was so thick it ran down the hook and dripped in the oven.  I think I recall somebody said they had similar problems with HF powder in the past, so that part might not just be my methods.

I wonder if maybe I was getting the baits (jigs and spinnerbaits) to hot before I dipped them in the powder.  

Obviously I need to work on my technique.  Both passed drop tests after curing.  I think the next after hours project will have to be making some fluid beds.  I think I have all the fixings except maybe the brown paper bags for air diffusers.  

 

 

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Bob, I know that you probably don't want to go through the extra gearing up, but I don't have any of those problems when I spray my powder.

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