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Powder coat gun

Postby Countrylane » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:15 pm

We're wanting to try powder coating on a small scale to see if we could manage to do our own. I'm wondering about the Eastwood dual voltage gun that sells for $220 here in KMS Tools in Canada. Does it work or would we be wasting money. It is the cheapest one I've come across. Anyone have that one and like it? Thanks

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby acourtjester » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:11 am

You may want to do some google searches for power guns and reviews
here is one about the Eastwood (I did not view it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnUAZTV8vy0
There are videos about how to modify cheaper guns to do better too.
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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby david47julie » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:45 pm

I have two eastwood duel voltage guns they are the only guns i have ever used, they work fine for my projects and will certainly get you started that beeing said I am in the market to upgade in the near future because the inexpesnsive guns do limit what you can do

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby little blue choo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:37 pm

OK David, don't leave us hanging like that. What do you mean limit what you can do. I have owned a dual voltage Eastwood gun for about a year and have never taken it out of the box. SHAME ON ME!

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby michmetalman » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:00 pm

I use the dual voltage gun and I have no problems. I don't use it on much of anything over 3ft. but no complaints from me.

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby david47julie » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:28 pm

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little blue choo wrote:OK David, don't leave us hanging like that. What do you mean limit what you can do. I have owned a dual voltage Eastwood gun for about a year and have never taken it out of the box. SHAME ON ME!

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recessed holes can be a problem and these guns don't aply the second coat very well. I can put a second coat on but the part has to be preheated first. You have to play with the air pressure a little, when the cup is on the full side you adjust the pressure down a bit or to much powder comes out and when the cup gets low on powder I adjust the pressure up a little. I adjust the pressure with the trigger pulled until I get the amount of powder rite. On large flat parts it can be a little tricky getting an even coat but over all I am pleased with the results. I think if you take it out of the box might be plesantly suprised how easy it is to use :D

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby little blue choo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:54 pm

Thanks for the info David. I plan on trying mine out soon and what you have shared with me will make a big difference in the learning curve. I will know to pay attention to the air pressure.
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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby gamble » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:08 pm

I have it. It does an ok job. But once you get a real nice gun the difference is night and day
I sell redline ez50 guns if you want a nice gun at a good price
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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby Wadzii » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:26 pm

I use the cheap-o harbor freight gun, I've made a nice "fluidizer" for it that takes the hopper off of the gun and uses readily available mason jars. I 3d print these.

I've sold a few to some local guys and they love it. It makes the powder flow much more consistent from a full jar all the way till the jar is empty. When you're done just put a lid on the jar with a desiccant pack in there and the powder stays good for a really long time.

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby acourtjester » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:19 pm

and the price is??
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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby gamble » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:33 pm

I will sell you guys redline es50 guns for 310 shipped
I have 7 of them on stock and I have at least 60 extra cups
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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby Unvevo » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:23 pm

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I use the cheaper single voltage gun and the dual voltage. Its so simple there isnt much to break on them. First and second coats are no problem. Third and forth you have to preheat to get a thicker coat. Unless you do a upgraded earth ground. Tons of videos on how people do extra ground rods to improve powder coat quality.

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby Countrylane » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:06 pm

Thanks to all for responding to my question. I think I have decided to go with the redline EZ50 gun. Abit more money but will be worth it. We're not quite ready to start yet and being from Canada we'll be purchasing one here. Sounds like a really good deal gamble. If it wasn't for the border I'd consider your offer. Another question I have is doing clear powder coating. Any harder than color? I do some Steel FX dyes on wall art and would be doing a fair bit of high gloss powder coat over them. I like it so much better than the spray clear coat. The place we take our stuff to now do a beautiful job.

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby DCMW » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:25 am

gamble wrote:I will sell you guys redline es50 guns for 310 shipped
I have 7 of them on stock and I have at least 60 extra cups

Do you still sell these guns?

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Re: Powder coat gun

Postby krymis » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:14 pm

@gamble
please do let me know if you still have these guns. I may be in the market for one. I have the eastwood dual voltage gun now.


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