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    so what gun

    now i have tried the shake and bake method however I do not get consistent application
    so I would like to try a gun but which one
    any recommendations?
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    has anyone tied the Eastwood or Craftsmen guns?
    Last edited by white eagle; 11-11-2017 at 11:11 AM.
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    Sears one isn't made anymore, eastwood is more money but works well I've heard.
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    I use the Harbor Freight gun and have coated thousands of cast bullets with the gun. The powder I get from a powder coating business, I use for powder coating large welded structures I put together in my shop. The shop sells me the small amounts they have left over from bigger coating jobs.

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    Before buying a gun try adding some styrofoam to your mix, it really makes a big difference in coverage.
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    When I dipped my toes into powder coating I tried with Harbor Freight red and was disappointed. I then got some powder from vendor Smoke here and things were a lot better but I was not quite satisfied. I then got a gun from Harbor Freight. Although the results were very good the effort and space needed made me try again with shake&bake. Even though the sprayed CB's looked better than the shake&bake ones there was no difference in the performance on target. The gun is gathering dust somewhere in my tool shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawinredneck View Post
    Before buying a gun try adding some styrofoam to your mix, it really makes a big difference in coverage.
    thanks for the tip worked wonders
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    Quote Originally Posted by white eagle View Post
    thanks for the tip worked wonders
    Glad to hear that!
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    I own and have used extensively both the HF gun and the Eastwood Dual Voltage Gun. If you have a few extra bucks go with the Eastwood; much better gun. Additionally, the powder bottles for the Eastwood are inexpensive, that in itself will make up for the cost difference, assuming you plan on shooting several different colors.

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