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Any body use the powder coating from Harbor freight. I've heard good and bad things. Just wanted to inquire before buying any. Thanks John.
 

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It seems to me I heard the red color was OK but others were not. I have not verified this. Different colors may, indeed, be sourced from different places.
 
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The HF red works fine the yellow not so good haven't tried the black or white. Now I read somewhere that they stopped making the red. So now I'm finishing up what I have left of the red and ordered new from Eastwood which I have used before with good results. Using both methods of application shake & bake and the HF PC system.
 

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I have used Harbor Freight " WHITE". Seemed to work just fine. Shot with no problems, but most importantly.no leading.
 

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When I first started powder coating many years ago, like other, I started out with HF powders and a cheap HF PC gun, for what it was it worked great but wasted a lot of powder, but it was cheap compared to other sources of PC. Once I got away from the PC gun as started using the shake and bake method of coating, I found that basically only the HF Red PC worked, and it was hit-and-miss. HF powders are an Epoxy based resin powders, unlike the polymer based powders that Eastwood, Smokes over on the Cast Boolits or Powder By the Pound sell.

The polymer based powders are much finer ground and give more even coating using the shake and bake method with a lot less fuss, not all colors of the polymer PC coat well, but the majority do an excellent job. HF PC is around $8 a lb. around here, and they only offer White and Black neither of which I like or use. I would rather have half the amount of any other companies powder coat at the same price as HF powders are and get a much better end result.

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Hate to break it to you, but epoxies are polymers, too.
 

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Wow, I didn't realize/know that Turnbull did 1911's :love:
Thanks for the info share. Your coating job looks pretty spiffy.
 

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Wow, I didn't realize/know that Turnbull did 1911's :love:
Thanks for the info share. Your coating job looks pretty spiffy.
I have to admit it was one of the reasons I picked up the issue. Thanks on the feedback, admittedly this was the culmination of plenty of trial and error.
 
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