Tips on how to Powder Coat Bike Components


Tank Latch and Brake/Clutch Reservoir Caps

I used to be lastly in a position to get my arms on my first powder coating gun which was the Eastwood Twin Voltage gun and had completely superb outcomes from it. On this article I’m going to be going over the entire course of I went by way of powder coating my motorbike elements from begin to end. As you’ll be able to see from under these elements desperately wanted to be refinished.

I started by taking off my gas tank latch and brake reservoir caps. I did this by utilizing a phillip’s head screwdriver to take them off. I adopted this up by wrapping my brake/clutch grasp cylinders with aluminum foil in order that approach no particles would get into my system that would probably compromise it. After I had gotten the elements off I had then put them in my Eastwood Benchtop Blast Cupboard, the place I used a glass bead media to scrub my elements.

As soon as blasted I obtained some stainless-steel wire and hung the 2 caps on the rack for the oven. Then I proceeded to bake them to 425 levels for an hour to get any impurities out. After they had been baked I cleaned each bit with Eastwood Pre and made certain to make use of gloves after I dealt with them so no grease or oils from my arms had been transferred to the elements which may probably impact the powder. After the 2 caps had been baked I then cleaned and hung the tank strap from the rack additionally. I did the baking within the Eastwood Powder Oven.

As soon as every thing was hung, we had been able to do some powder coating. I used the Eastwood Paint and Powder Stand to hold the oven’s rack from in order that I used to be in a position to cowl completely each angle of the elements. I then did a closing wipe down so I may lastly lay down some powder.

I used the semi-gloss black powder to provide them the refined pop that they desperately wanted. I started by going over all the edges first, then going over all the primary surfaces ensuring I absolutely lined every of them. As soon as absolutely coated that is the place the toughest half is available in; shifting them to the oven.

I set the oven to 425 and left it till the elements had reached 400 levels. To control what temperature they had been at I used a Eastwood infrared thermometer. As soon as the elements obtained to 400 levels and had flowed out I put the oven right down to 400 levels for 20 minutes to let the elements remedy.

As soon as the 20 minutes was up I took the elements out to allow them to cool. As soon as cooled, I used to be in a position to put them again on my bike. As you’ll be able to see the outcomes communicate for themselves.