I made this plate to hold specific parts from my 1957 Chevy truck front spindle assembly.
My oven is not tall enough to hang the parts from. I have not used this yet, but when it dries off today will give it a try.
The plate is 1/4" scrap (to me) aluminum from a 19" rack mount filler plate.
I machined the tips of 1/4"x20TPIx1-3/4" bolts to 60 degree point using a carbide threading tool.
The main brake shoe support plate
The left side steering link, and the brake pedal link (between the foot pedal rod and master cylinder).
Some parts done in a toaster oven. There's the brake pedal rod, clutch pedal rod, a shock absorber mount, U-bolt spacer, and some sheet metal dust shields. I'm using gloss black from a random eBay seller. [email protected] minutes.
I've not done a lot of powder coating, but so far I've not had issues with oil or other surface anomalies. These are sand blasted with white silica fine sand, then just washed with spray engine starter fluid to remove the sand and rust dust.
Here are the results of today's painting effort:
This part turned out perfect with one try.
The brake pedal, I powder coated one side then flipped it, but steering arm, I tried without turning it over, that was a mistake.
You can see areas with no paint.
Here I've applied the 2nd coat of powder to the side I missed, electrostatic attraction has limited success.
This was after the 3rd coating, as the second one, I thought it had cooled enough, and I left imprints in the surface, along with little hairs from the hot pad I was using. Also DO NOT USE WAX PAPER, it got stuck to the part. So I applied a very thick coat of powder, and I used Teflon plumber tape where it touches the plate, this worked well.
Lesson learned, let things cool down to where you can handle them with bare hands.
I also need to get some high temp tape and silicon plugs to mask off holes and such.
It's been a long time since I did any spray painting, but I recall always trying to put too much on, and dealing with runs. I'm at a stage with the truck that I need to separate spot welded body assemblies on the truck cab, as major salt rot has to be removed. Getting paint back on unpainted hidden surfaces will be something to figure out.
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