Powder Coating: A How-to Guide for Automotive, Motorcycle, and Bicycle Parts

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Experienced powder-coating specialist and seasoned author Jeff Zurschmeide explains the process, principles, and options, so you can powder coat all your favorite parts and components.
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Powder Coating: A How-to Guide for Automotive, Motorcycle, and Bicycle Parts

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Experienced powder-coating specialist and seasoned author Jeff Zurschmeide explains the process, principles, and options, so you can powder coat all your favorite parts and components.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613251423
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2015
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 955,540
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance automotive journalist and the author of four other titles from CarTech Books. His work appears regularly in Forever MX-5, MazdaSport, and Subiesport magazines, as well as newspapers and magazines nationwide.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
About the Author 4
Introduction 5

Chapter 1: Powder Coating Fundamentals 7
The Chemistry of Powder Coating 8
The Physics of Powder Coating 10
Powder Coating Color and Composition 10
Powder Coating Options 11
Technologies Related to Powder Coating 15
How to Achieve Good Results 20

Chapter 2: Creating a Workspace 22
Infrastructure Requirements 22
Project: Low-Cost Heavy-Duty Workbench 26
Protect Your Surroundings 28
Project: Benchtop Powder Coating Booth 28
Project: Large Powder Coating Booth 30
Compressed Air 33
Types of Curing Ovens 36
Curing Techniques 38
Project: Outside Oven Installation 39
Project: 240-Volt Range Outlet Circuit Installation 41
Curing Racks, Supports and Hangers 43
Project: Custom Oven Stand 44
Powder Coating Equipment 46

Chapter 3: Chemical Parts Cleaning 49
Cleaning Agents and Solutions 52
Rust Removal 55
Commercial Chemical Dipping 57
Project: Removing Multiple Paint Layers 58
Project: Powder Coating a Dirty, Unprepped Part 61

Chapter 4: Mechanical Parts Cleaning 64
Brushes 64
Wire Wheels 65
Grinders 65
Sanding 67
Media Blasting 67
Project: Media Blast Cabinet Installation 70
Rust Removal 71

Chapter 5: Parts Cleaning Equipment 73
Parts Washers 73
Project: Using a Kitchen Dishwasher 75
Project: Testing Different Cleansers 76
Project: Dishwasher Installation 79

Chapter 6: Cleaning and Repairing Specific Metals 81
Iron and Steel 81
Aluminum 84
Other Materials 85
Repairing Holes, Cracks and Divots Before Coating 86

Chapter 7: Supplies, Equipment and Preparation 93
Purchasing a Powder Coating Kit 93
Evaluating Home Powder Coating Systems 95
Purchasing Powder and Supplies 98
Evaluating Powder Sources 99

Chapter 8: Powder Coating Procedure 102
Masking and Plugging Parts 102
Hanging Parts for Better Coating 106
Handling Coated Parts 107
Recovering from Mistakes 108
Cleanup 111
Project: Powder Coat Application 112
Curing the Powder Coating 114
Metallic Powder 117
Wrinkle Finish 118
Miscellaneous Coating Challenges 120

Source Guide 128

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2015

    A Worthy Read.... but

    A worthy read for anyone looking for a good dose of basic Powder Coating information for a simple garage powder set up. I was able to read through the whole in an evening and picked up a lot of good information. AND... I already have a lot of shop savvy, skills, etc... but little power coating knowledge. Keep in mind, this book is written from, for and about basic powder coating and for an ultra simple set up.

    I am glad I bought it, glad I read it but SOOOO wanted more information regarding equipment, techniques, do and don'ts. If you already have the basic understanding of powder under your belt, this is not a book for you. Any neophyte like me, worth the cost to get going in the right direction........... but it only sets you on the path and does not take you down the road at all.

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