Eastwood Powder Coat Supplies
Powder coating gives you one of the most economical, color-durable, and longest-lasting finishes available... and the Eastwood HotCoat powder coating system makes it about as easy as it can get! DIY powder coating produces surfaces that are far more resistant to chipping, scratches and wear than other finishes, and the color selection is virtually unlimited, with high and low gloss, metallic, and clear finishes available.
For the best combination of color, safety and affordability, use the Eastwood HotCoat powder coating system for your next DIY powder job. Powder coating allows you to apply thicker, more uniform finishes with less hazardous waste than liquid paints. It also produces more dynamic effects and takes less time to dry. Our selection of powder coat equipment has everything you need for a stunning outcome at a low price.
Step One - Dirty Oily Valve Cover
• Degrease the cover with Simple Green® and an Eastwood Contour Gray Non-Woven Hand Pad (15178).
• Use a mini stainless steel brush to clean the inside corners and tight spots.
• Smooth pitted areas with Eastwood Contour 400 Grit Abrasive Paper (15169).
• Follow up with another Simple Green® and an Eastwood Contour Gray Non-Woven Hand Pad cleaning.
Step Two - Bake, Degrease and Clean
• Pre-bake the valve cover for 2 hours at 400ºF to burn off and outgas embedded contaminates in the cast aluminum surface. Our valve cover had years of use, which is why the 2-hour pre-bake was required.
• Cool the cover, and spray completely with Eastwood PRE Painting Prep (10041Z) to dissolve and wash away surface contaminates.
Step Three - Beautiful Near-Chrome Finish
• Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.
• Hang the cover and apply Eastwood Extreme Chrome Bonded Powder (15999). We used large paper clips to create hooks to hang the valve cover.
• Allow part to reach full temperature and bake 20 minutes (we baked ours for 45 minutes to ensure a full cure).
• Remove the cover and immediately hot-flock with Eastwood Rally Blue Translucent Powder (16051). Read more about hot-flocking here: garage.eastwood.com.
• Place the cover back in the heated oven and bake for 20 minutes or longer.
• Remove the part and cool.
Step Four - Final Product After Coating With Rally Blue
• Use a fine, long file to remove the powder from the raised letters and rib details.
• Block sand raised surfaces with 320, then 800, grit abrasive paper.
• Clean off the dust and you’re done!