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I’m new to Powdercoating. I have eastwood oven, booth, blast cabinet. I have a lot of interested people and business’s bugging me to do some work.
Of course my first piece for profit had some problems. An aftermarket steering coupler for a 1960 T-bird. (High Gloss Black).
I completed the following steps; Glass Bead blast, clean part with eastwood prepaint prep, outgassed part- oven 400 deg. / 20 minutes, then powdered part.
Initially I thought I had particles/dirt under powder or somehow mixed in powder. After bead blasting coupler door down, I found new metal imperfections – bubbling, raised metal pitting, and squiggly engravings????
Are their special precaution for ‘pot metal’? What happened? Help?
I’ve attached a picture of the coupler door for viewing.