New guy here (see my other posting today) with a SB 10K.
Don't have much space, just a corner in the garage. Certainly don't have a large oven in
which to bake powder coating on large parts of the lathe (at least, not without ending my
marriage of thirty-some years :-) So is powder coating a reasonable way to repaint lathe
parts or objects I make on it?
1. Good sources for powder? What's the right, "authentic" color? Just a battleship gray?
2. Do small coating guns (e.g., Sears or Harbor Freight units) work?
3. Any alternatives to an oven for baking on paint? Or do I need an oven anyway to bake
the oil out of old parts?
4. How do I mask areas (e.g., the ways)? Masking tape? Or will it bake on and become
hard to remove?
5. Any pics of successful paint jobs?
Palo Alto, CA
PS: The local Costco has shopping carts that have been reconditioned and powder coated
(speckly gray). If powder coating can take that abuse, it can handle anything! (Hmm...
maybe I can strap my 10K to a shopping cart and have it run through the same process :-)