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Old December 29, 2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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oven

Can you use a toasteroven to cure bake on dura coat type finishes?
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Old December 29, 2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Yes. I'd advise getting one exclusively for the purpose. You can fit a 4" revolver disassembled for painting in mine.
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Old December 30, 2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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thanks, wife doesnt want me to use her new oven,and limited space
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Old December 30, 2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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Note that some of these ovens don't have the most accurate thermostats. I'd recommend acquiring a cheap oven thermometer to cross-check it with.
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Old December 30, 2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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agree with unclenick, to a point.
i haven't used duracoat, but i use a lot of ceramacoat, that bakes for 60 minutes.
if undercooked it's "soft", not as durable. if overcooked it changes color.
also, you need to suspend the parts, or figure out a way so the finish suffices don't contact other surfaces (will leave marks).
here's what i do;
i spray the parts in the heated/cooled basement with and exhaust fan running. get's rid of most of the smell, but not 100%. i hang the parts with bailing wire from the wooden rod in the closet (it's now a dedicated spray booth! ).
then, i wait for the mrs to go shopping and transfer the parts, still on the wires. to the kitchen oven and hang 'em on the top rack. (take out the bottom rack).
bake for an hour and its back to the basement.
the baking process doesn't leave much smell, as most all the solvents evaporate off before the baking.
remember to put the oven racks back where you found them.
works everytime!
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