Heating, infrared instead of oven?

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Heating, infrared instead of oven?

Post by Metriccar » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:38 pm

I am going to try and get some powder coating equipment I can either get an oven or infrared.

I am mostly making small pieces. Like 2 ft across.

Would one of these work?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Infratech-Wave ... 2248835763

Instead of an oven.

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Re: Heating, infrared instead of oven?

Post by Gamelord » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm

for small parts, I would search the local craigs list for a used stove/oven combo. You should be able to pick it up for less than 50 bucks. This will allow you to start on your powdercoating and then you will have a much better idea as to what you want to move up to.

For 2K, you could purchase quite a few ovens. I question on if those lights would get your piece hot enough. It's not the infrared that cures the powder, its baking it. Those lights are for curing paint on automobiles, not for cooking.
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Re: Heating, infrared instead of oven?

Post by Maycreekmetals » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:19 pm

i have used these lights for painting and I have used them for powder coat its a very slow process on powder coat and doesn't seem to cure it like my oven does.

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Re: Heating, infrared instead of oven?

Post by JDR Metal Art » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm

Hard to get an even cure on something 24 inches using infrared. Plus you have to apply the IR to both sides...with IR the powder cures by absorbing the energy rather than the part itself absorbing the energy. If you only did one side the back side would not be cured although it may flow out.
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