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Supreme Cobra Commander
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I've never PC'd anything before nor do I know anyone who has. How much fumes are created during the PCing process. There's not enough room in my garage for a dedicated oven but I could put one in the basement. The drawback would be the odor and fumes. Could it be smelled inside the house and am crazy for thinking of this or should I try to get an oven and set it up?
 

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It kinda smells like melting plastic and most likely would smell up the house a bit. It really isn't all that bad IMO but I've never smelled it in an enclosed space before. I took the ******* approach and do mine in an old oven on the back porch. If you could figure out a way to vent some of it outside I think it would be okay. The only time I really notice it is when I open the oven to check on flow-out.

HTH

[ August 26, 2007, 02:12 AM: Message edited by: Techno Tim ]
 

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FFCOBRA MASTERCRAFTSMAN 5626
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If you have windows that can be opened, for some cross ventilation, it should be ok. It does smell, but it is not an obnoxious odor.
 

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Thanx for the replies. Todd that has possibilities.
 

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I use the same thing as Todd, although I have never powdercoated pizza before. I found an old toaster oven at a yard sale and it works well.
 

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well i went out and got an old oven 40$ the built in kind and sat it on a trailer out side I to also started with a toaster oven and it got way to small then the built in oven got to small I cannot get my dohc valve covers in it 1 inch to small story of my life now I am looking for a larger oven the smell and smoke is not that bad at all but I know if i did it inside once and the wife was at home that would be the last time inside
 

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Not to Hijack, but what are you guys using to do the PCing at home? Did you just pick up a cheap HF kit or is there something better?
 

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FFCOBRA MASTERCRAFTSMAN 5626
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I bought my powder coater from Sears and like Robin I found an oven at a appliance repair shop for $40.
 

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My PC system is the cheapest 1 from eastwood. Works great and very little fumes. I do mine in the house and the smell will linger for an hour or so, but it isn't that strong.
 

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I currently use the one from Sears. It works fine, but it is built like a POS. The first time I used it, the cup lock broke, oh well, I can live without it. Right now it is giving me small electric shocks through the handle.

When I get around to replacing it I plan on getting the one from Caswell.

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_coat.htm

BTW if you haven't tried powder as a pizza topping you haven't truly had pizza. ;)

Todd
 

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The Caswell gun is almost identical to the HF model and works about the same. I have the HF and a buddy has the Caswell model. While the power supply looks a bit different, the pedal, gun and cups are identical.

Sometimes the HF version can be had for $50 or $60 and they often have the cups on sale for a buck or a buck fifty each (can't remember which).

So far I have gotten all my powder from Eastwood. I love the anodize red and blue and the mirror black is wicked.
 

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I have the early Eastwood setup and it works fine as long as you keep your powder dry.
 
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