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post-hotcoat.jpgEastwood Co’s running a sale on their original Hotcoat powdercoating gut, knocking $25 of its standard $99 price to bring it down to $74.99.  If you’ve been considering jumping in and trying your hand at powdercoating, this might be a good way to give it a go.

There are a ton of inexpensive powdercoating guns on the market, but we’ve always thought Eastwood’s was one of the best — mainly because Eastwood has been selling products like these for years and we suspect they can handle the required customer support.  Of course, we’ve also always suspected that the gun isn’t the difficult part in getting started powdercoating; Don’t forget that you’re going to need an oven or heat light setup, which can make the price of the powdercoating gun seem small.

We’ve heard of people installing old household ovens as an inexpensive alternative to professional rigs, and we do know that Harbor Freight sells a small oven specifically for powdercoating.

If you have experience with this particular product — or any of the many, many knockoffs, drop us a line and let us know.

Original Hotcoat Powdercoating Gun [Eastwood Co.]

PS: If you’re interested, the page linked above features a video showing the gun in action.

 

7 Responses to Deals: Eastwood’s Hotcoat Powdercoating Gun for $75

  1. Rick says:

    My understanding with regards to using old household ovens is that it’s a very good way to get started inexpensively. That said, it needs to be an old ELECTRIC oven, and not a gas powered one. Not sure why, but I surmise that it has something to do with volitile chemicals and open flames.

    In any case, I’m waiting for my upstair’s tenants’ stove top burners to kick the bucket.. hopefully the oven still works and I’ll get her a new one and take the old on into the garage.

  2. Myself says:

    Speaking of unusual heat tools, there’s nothing quite like a laboratory hotplate / magnetic stirrer for making hot chocolate or mulled cider!

    This weekend I found myself cleaning and painting a steel outdoor cabinet. It was too cold in the garage for the paint to dry properly, so I stuck my heatgun in the cabinet supported by a small vise, and let it warm the inside while I painted the outside. Worked like a charm!

    On the subject of powdercoating, is it reasonable to expect decent results from one of the cheaper outfits? The $160 Craftsman is mighty tempting!

  3. Myself says:

    Er, strike that last brainfart. This is more affordable than the Craftsman. What was I thinking?

  4. Fletcher says:

    I’d love to hear from anyone with experience with these inexpensive set-ups. I’ve got an old stove just sitting out in my shop, and plenty of parts lying around just begging to be powder coated.

  5. PeterP says:

    I’ve powder coated a roll bar using one of these and some propane space heaters. Worked well, but it could be touchy for colors that yellow if overheated. Wrinkle black caused no problems.

    When I install my gas stove in a couple weeks I’m putting serious thought into running the 220 out to the garage and using the old electric oven for this…

  6. Fletcher says:

    I’m thinking about powdercoating a whole engine bay this way. The logistics of setting up the heaters seem a little daunting though.

  7. mark rauch says:

    We used to use these, then moved up to Hotcoat Pro. They work very well for small, occasional production. We ran into a problem with throughput which made us buy an industrial Gema machine. It works better than its comprtitors. Since then, our small guns/hotcoat pros have been sitting on the shelf. We still get down the Hotcoat pro for occasional test parts, it still works very well. Highly recommended for smaller operations.

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