Welcome to the complete Powder Coating guide. My name is Sean and here I will discuss in detail how to powder coat. If you have no idea what powder coating is, see here. The main focus of this guide is DIY powder coating at home but there will be plenty of information here for anyone that powder coats.
Being able to powder coat means being able to apply beautiful durable finishes using relatively low cost equipment and the basics can be learned quickly. The best part about powder coating is that you don't need a large elaborate collection of equipment to do it yourself. The equipment definitely helps and improves the time spent and the final product, but how involved and how much money you want to spend on equipment is up to you. Powder coating is a great hobby and if you are willing to put in the time to learn it properly and invest in the right equipment, it can be a great career as well.
|Only a few weeks after I received my first powder coating gun and no prior experience, I took this shifter assembly from this condition..|
|to this condition. This guide will teach you how to achieve the same results.|
What will set this site apart from other powder coating "how-to" resources is:
It will never be done, this will be an ongoing guide explaining the equipment and materials needed, techniques to achieve great finishes, and tips to improve efficiency.
A lot of the current powder coating resources that currently exist do not offer much than the most basic information. The more detailed resources are mainly aimed at large assembly line powder coating warehouses which use different tools and techniques than you would as a custom powder coater. I would like to guide you through every step of learning to powder coat, from not even having a powder coating gun, to getting amazing results on everything that you powder coat.
I remember when I first started powder coating and how frustrating it was to search through 20 websites every time I had a problem. I had to search all over the internet to possibly find a solution to an issue I was having, only to have to do it all over again the next time I had a problem. This site will include all the information that I have learned from my experiences since I began powder coating.
I am in no way claiming to be an expert on powder coating. There are people that have been coating for 20 years, I have been doing it for 4 years. It has been a very involved, hundreds of hours of research, type of 4 years. My main goal is to make it as easy as possible for someone to learn this hobby at home. I welcome any questions or advice. If you are having a specific issue that I have not answered yet, leave a comment below and I will address your question personally. If you are a powder coater and you see something you disagree with or know of a better way, please, feel free to tell me.
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