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  • Powdercoating Wood

    I had a Cabinet Mfg call me twice about powdercoating wood. I have read some about it and was wondering if anyone out there has tried it?

    B&B Powdercoating

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    Re: Powdercoating Wood

    Originally posted by b&b powder coating
    I had a Cabinet Mfg call me twice about powdercoating wood. I have read some about it and was wondering if anyone out there has tried it?

    B&B Powdercoating
    I have not tried it but it can be done. There is a big demand for MDF to be powder coated. From what I hear it is a low cure powder.

    What info do you need?

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      Re: Powdercoating Wood

      Thanks for the reply, I have read some on it and you have to have a IR heat source. I have 2 brand new ones in a box that a friend has given me. Just wanted to know if anyone has tried it and had any luck. The Cabinrt MFG is a large producer of Cabinets and has inquired about this twice.

      B&B

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        Re: Powdercoating Wood

        If I am not mistaken the liquid to powder can be or is used to do wood. The one thing I have read is about the moisture content of the wood being correct. The cure temp is 180 so that is not very much. The biggest thing that I see that can cause a problem is you do it with a automotive paint gun and then you let it air dry for the called for time before you heat it up to finish. Now in a powder coating world most of our shops are not set up for something setting around waiting to dry so you have got to be careful that stuff does not get onto you piece. You really need a proper type paint bay so you can keep every thing clean like when painting a car. I was coating something a while back and had my paint bay working like if I was painting a car and my friend walked over and opened the door and came in. Later when he came back to see the part I did I showed him some specks on it and told him that it happened when he open and closed my door. he was. He knew better if I were painting and never thought about the powder part I designed my own bay and I call it a pressure bay. One furnace type squirrel cage fan blowing in through a tacky filter and a 12" exhaust at the other end. The bay is 14x24. Works great. You can make one any size you want but don't over blow it. You want air to move slow and easy and not really want to feel it but see the paint move out the exhaust.

        Here is some info that might help.

        http://www.powder-coater.com/powder_coating_wood.htm

        https://engineering.purdue.edu/CMTI/Tec ... er/MDF.pdf

        http://www.valeuraubois.ca/imports/pdf/ ... nglish.pdf -

        Plastic

        http://www.pfonline.com/articles/010501.html

        Good Luck

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          Re: Powdercoating Wood

          Powder coating MDF is a whole new world, you should contact our office...

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            Re: Powdercoating Wood

            Originally posted by THEKING
            Powder coating MDF is a whole new world, you should contact our office...
            And just to think I gave all the links for the guy to read and you want him to call????? I hope he checks the links and then calls you for advice. There is a bunch of info there if one needs it and then there is more and even the powder coating magazine has discussed it.

            And as I said if the booth is not right he want be able to do it flawless and that will be his biggest obstacle and just not want to take it on? And then he can face the rest of the problems.

            Check the links and do your research before you do any thing but just for the heck of it trying it on something and then if you want to try then go for it and then call PBTP for help and advice. Its better to say I am not ready for that than to get your self in a mess and doing wood or plastic and could get you there quick if you are doing it for a company and not just playing around with it.

            PBTP if you have some do's and dont's let it out and let all know what the problem can be and give some link info on help. Call us just does not fill the bill!

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            • #7
              Re: Powdercoating Wood

              Sometimes a phone call is faster and easier to go over information and to interact with the customer, client, friend.

              I agree no reason to be rude. They are trying to solve a question efficiently.

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