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Can I use a domestic oven for powder coating?

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Asked by Kevin Karney | Question date:  Aug 16, 2022 | Member since:  Aug 16, 2022

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Really sorry if this is a stupid question, but does anyone know if you can use a domestic oven to cure (or whatever it's called), maybe bake, something you have powder coated?

I know you need the special gun and equipment for powder coating and the spray booth. But I was just wondering if a domestic oven actually can get hot enough to melt the paint. I have watched a load of YouTube videos on restoration of interesting vintage machines, and it really is not clear. Some of the channels look like they put the powder coated items into fancy, expensive looking ovens. Then some look like they just put them into an old domestic ovens.

So I was wondering if there are any other considerations.

Obviously I know, size will be a limiting factor. But it's really the temperature. And then I was thinking, I'm sure there is unbelievably expensive powder coating paints for car parts and the such. These probably have to be cured in an unbelievably expensive oven. But does anyone know of a good quality hobby grade powder coating paint? Maybe that can be cured in a regular oven.

This does seem like something the paint companies would have developed as there is a lot of money in the hobby market.

Any advice you could give me would be great. I actually remember doing powder coating in metalwork at school. But that was a very long time ago now and I really can't remember the process or any of the equipment. It was more than likely one of those things where you watch the teacher do it for you :)

Anyway, I actually have an old oven I could use. If the wife is reading this, don't panic, you won't end up with a bright red oven in our kitchen, lol.

I just love the look of powder coated things, and the durability obviously is amazing. I don't really plan on doing anything too big, just small restoration projects.

Thanks in advance
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Asked by Kevin Karney
Question date:  Aug 16, 2022
Member since:  Aug 16, 2022