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John Rutzen09/03/2020 08:30:45
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hi Ian, thanks for the picture of your powder coat gun. How does that work? There doesn't appear to be any electrostatic generator.

Ian Johnson 109/03/2020 14:41:05
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It doesn't need an electrostatic generator. It simply has an earth lead from the gun which clips to the part you are coating. Really easy and simple low cost method which works very well.


Rustkolector09/03/2020 18:23:19
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As I said in my previous post in this thread, Gun Kote is setting up to sell and distribute in the UK. They are now trading as Gunkote UK. They can now be reached by email at but their website is not yet on line. I think they have some colors in stock. If you are interested in their coatings I suggest you visit the US website **LINK** for detailed information and tech data sheets. I may sound like I have a vested interest in this company, but I do not. A gunsmith friend of mine introduced me to this product when I reiterated my model painting woes. I am an IC model engine builder that has tried almost every paint and coating available in the US available to the average person without much satisfaction. If it didn’t chip, it eventually peeled from brass and aluminum. Or, it became discolored by accidental contact with harsh solvents. Re-coat times provided unpleasant surprises when I lost track of time. Re-coating a finish or changing color was a real ordeal. It was always one problem after another. I would encourage any serious model builder (especially traction and locomotive) to review the GK tech data sheets and information and draw your own conclusions. A poster above indicated GK is available in aerosol cans, but I don't think so. GK is very fluid (like acetone) and requires light coat build up for best results. It requires very fine atomization and flow control which aerosol cannot normally provide.


Frances IoM09/03/2020 18:34:06
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Isn't there an article maybe in MEW or referenced from an earlier forum message re a DIY version of the gun as the 'paint' is charged by passage down a sinuous track in the PTFE tube and is then attracted to the 'grounded' item
John Rutzen10/03/2020 08:20:44
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That's interesting, does anyone know the reference? I also looked up Gunkote on Amazon and there was only heat resistant aerosols, not the real stuff.

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