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Unknown Coatings - Ep 20 - How to powder coat a valve cover

Unknown Coatings - Ep 20 - How to powder coat a valve cover
what's up everybody welcome back to the channel gonna change the way of doing videos a little bit this is gonna be like an instructional video kind of like a how-to this one particular is how to do

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s kind of the right way we're moving the baffles all the stuff like that not all the videos are gonna be like that I'm gonna try to put like how-to in the title so if you are just trying to learn how to do certain

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ing things but I then see the random things that I

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you can find those videos a lot easier so like I said this is just a little video walking through the whole process so yeah if you guys want to see anything else like that you know this one's got a

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I'm gonna do a wheel one next and then probably a brake caliper one since that's pretty common one as well if you guys have any other ideas and stuff you want done just let me know and I will make a video for those as well alright so next up

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these up like it's a Toyota 3s GTE maybe pull these baffles out of it I'm actually gonna run this through the chemical stripper looks like there's actually

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inside this

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somehow yeah it's already been

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ed it looks like illusion purple probably pull the baffles out and throw it in the chemical stripper got this piece of piping as well got some chrome

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on it the main strip then there's one other plate down here I got a disassembled so I guess it's good...
unknown coatings   ep 20   how to powder coat a valve cover
doing this I know I'm uh stopped and put the equipment video up you probably see this one before the equipment video I realized that I didn't have any brand new bags of green diamond here and I want one of those for in the equipment video so that'll be actually it's not even gonna be the next video up this is gonna be I think episode 20 so that'll be episode 22 another episode that was before that so they should be up over just the next couple days though it should be getting one up basically every day for the next couple days have the customer come in with the 3-piece RS s so I can finally he has a couple parts that I want for the final part of the video or to include in the final part of the video so that'll be going up and then another 3-piece build happening and then about the wheels here have another two-tone project I'm just about to start so definitely more stuff coming we've got a lot of good feedback about the types of videos that people like and so I'm probably gonna mix this up a little bit I'll have the ones where I walk through the whole process and then I'll have ones where there's a lot of time-lapse and music and things of that nature and actually I'm gonna leave this baffle in for right now this one has some silicone gluing it in really hard and what I don't want to do sorry my neighbors are getting a little wild apparently what I don't want to do that's good then we pulled that out I guess you...
unknown coatings   ep 20   how to powder coat a valve cover
can see how nasty all this is jeez yeah there's some supercouple in this piece and what I don't want to do is drop this baffle like I don't want the chemical stripper to break it down and then release it because obviously that's gonna be an issue so we'll gather up all these screws together give them back to the customer I'm gonna give the

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back without the baffle in that way they can see how clean it is inside and if they want to do any other cleaning or any other stuff with it they can do that I think gonna be all the prep that this needs for right now so this is probably a good thing that I decided to pull this baffle I pulled out this stuff was already in there I don't know what all this is figured I'd make a video oh Jesus figured I'd make a video showing this is why you pull baffles and this is all I don't know what that is it almost looks like like a paint or something that came off in a chemical stripper there's something along those lines so anyway I mean there's more of it it's stuck in all the corners then I knocked a big-ass piece down into here you probably see it yeah anyway Dora the chemical surfer now all right get this thing thrown in a stripper and I'm gonna time this I had a couple you guys about a bunch of you asking about the chemical stripper that I use I'm gonna I'll post a link actually I'll probably post this phone number it should really be wearing a mask to be doing this...
unknown coatings   ep 20   how to powder coat a valve cover
check the time right now it's a lemon oh five I'll check it again when I pull this stuff out it's been about 10 minutes we're not even quite 10 minutes I figured I'd come check these oh well those are done well half when we're done and I was starting to say I'm gonna put all my contact info for why I get this chemical stripper had a bunch of people ask me where to get it I do not use b-17 this product is easily as good as b-17 if not better it gets shipped way faster and it's significantly cheaper so I've been recommending it to pretty much everybody let's check this oh yeah this is almost done to check the

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oh wow all right making good progress once again this I mean we're looking who's right at 10 minutes now that

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has been in there spend another I don't know 7 minutes somewhere in that range pull out this

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first the thing is stripped put it in the rinse out tank do the same thing with these other panels or other parts rather you can see the bubbling is happening because that the TSP and there's actually baking soda in this as well as neutralizing all that acid this piece out and I could leave this on and this would all come off entirely but I'm just gonna rinse it off so this is the baffle I did just to clean it off basically the active ingredient in this is a methylene chloride which is the active ingredient in like gasket remover carb cleaner well it used to be alright as you can see...
it's all stripped cleaned still gonna be blasted and all that obviously but get most of the crap off of it just in the chemical stripper and then we'll pull off the last of these baffles yeah you can see it also got all the crap out that was in here which is one of the best parts about chemical stripper it's that methylene chloride that releases all the oil and grease and crap makes it way nice how there's only there's only one screw holding this baffle in but I guess we'll find out what's it you can see these popped right out once the chemical strippers gotten a chance to get in it's actually fun and some more stuff down in here I'm gonna show you guys here so if you look you know stuff like this is why you always have to remove baffles I even recommend if the baffles are riveted in place people pull them off and put screws in and lock tight the screws in place because you definitely don't want stuff like this and your engine bay now most of this that you see now is from my chemical stripper being dipped I know full well this is gonna be coming off so as I'm worried about it but all the stuff that was up in here was from the previous job so just something to keep in mind things are just about ready to blast I normally put a plug in on the oil cap thread just to try to protect those threads a little bit never really had an issue with anything threatened into them but in the blasting process you don't want to get the machined...
areas gritty if they're like a sealing area which this could be so we'll go through and get this plastic them all so I'm not gonna plug any of these threaded holes just make sure when I'll show you after this but after you blast make sure you blow these out really well cause you don't want sand or anything stuck in these because it makes putting the bolts back in a nightmare after

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ing and then on this

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client wants these letters to be bare aluminum there's a lot of people will product oh the whole thing and then go back over it with a sander or something scotch-brite disc some of those things I don't prefer that method I think it looks like crap in the end most of the time so I'm gonna go ahead and brush these letters now and then when we go through the process I'll wipe all these letters off before curing I'm going to show you guys or tell you guys at least the process that I use for brushing letters I always use a piece of wood two by two two by four it's really a matter of what you can fit where you're gonna be working what's comfortable to hold on to wrap a piece of sandpaper around it this is an 80 grit disc it's not really gonna matter all you need is something that you're gonna be cutting the grain into and the one thing you want to make sure that you're doing with this is you're only going one direction sanding you can go back and forth it's a little bit more of a risk but if you...
just go one direction pick it up and keep starting over that's the best way especially if you're just learning how to do it if you have something that's a long piece that you need to keep straight you can also set up some sort of guide you'll clamp another piece of wood and put the

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against it and slide you know this piece of wood against that to keep it straight and then just go back over it with some scotch brite go in the same direction that you cut the grain in and I think this will show up fairly well looks a little weird now because it's blasted but you'll see after this is all done and this stands out a lot more wearing it this in the oven for outgassing right now and keep moving forward alright now that we've got this thing blasted out gas letters are brushed this last piece of silicone out of here blew it out made sure to blow out all the holes on this

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top and bottom I think I said you have to do that especially if it's going in chemical stripper the chemical surfer sits in there and then when you sound blasted sand sticks to it and if you heat it up after that you're gonna be trying to get it out even tapping it sucks so we've got some foil and some binder clips which if you are new to my videos a little bit probably haven't seen this I don't know that I'm the one that had invented this maybe somebody had done it before me I don't remember seeing it anywhere and I don't take any...
particular credit for it either necessarily but I've gotten a bunch of people who tagged me when they mask stuff like this and I always mentioned me I've seen it in other videos that I've done which is nice I can appreciate that just from asking the underside of a

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a lot of people will sit and tape it and to me that's a waste of tape which is fairly expensive I mean you know if you're if you're doing this as an actual business it's kind of whatever but if you're doing this more as like a hobby and buying you know small quantity roles of different tapes and different sizes you know adds up real fast so if you can get away with not using it I'm doing stuff like this you definitely end up saving yourself some money then the things of using are just binder clips buy them at Walmart buy like this big tub of them is probably like seven bucks or eight bucks something like that that one's not gonna work right there cut this one down no I'll be doing some other stuff after this is

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er that I'm going to show you guys as well we're after the

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is applied before it is cured trim this piece so it doesn't hang over this one here we're gonna tuck this one down here it's weird talking through these videos and not having music I listen to either audiobooks or music all day every day and I realize that when I decided to talk through some of these videos just actually obtained ask because I work way better...
to music but I don't want to play it in the background and have you guys not be able to hear that'd be a bummer so trim away all the excess or majority of the excess not do it all basically you just don't want to risk having it go over the edge of your

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and leaving a bare spot which will happen I'm not gonna be fun up on this side all this that's the last of that yeah make sure you don't set this back down on itself because you'll end up popping all the clips off and then it's a real pain in the ass to get it back on especially after you've already trimmed it alright alright got the silicone plugs the high temp plugs and these two ports here taped off this little vacuum port and then for the other the threaded areas on this

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I'm actually just gonna run a bolt into it I actually prefer bolts you can buy these are six millimeter bolts and by eight millimeter bolts I buy like 50 to 100 at a time for in a box is under ten bucks so it just makes sense it's way cheaper than plugs you can use them way more times they actually plug the the thread rather than just like shoving a plug into it so works out beautifully plus you can check to make sure there's nothing in your threads when you thread a bolt that into it so we'll throw some wrinkled black at this thing I've got this wrinkle black loaded up we go over this

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so the same with anything you want to spray the harder to reach areas first in this case the...

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it's gonna be in here underneath this and kind of in this area all four of these holes within this area as well and then the underside because if you have gravity working against you obviously so we're gonna adjust the gun a bit here it is not like in that ground for some reason the thing about wrinkled

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s is you got to spray them on heavier then a lot of the traditional

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s do they need to be a little bit thicker to actually create the wrinkle it basically like sucks itself up like shrinks up together and that's what creates the wrinkles so you end up not putting on enough it'll look kind of glassy and then they'll be like weird thin areas as well there's absolutely hating this ground you're getting

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to stick so shouldn't be making that much noise kind of wandering around I knew that was gonna happen was all plants no big deal really want to put this ground somewhere else just to see if it helps oh yeah I worry better I know if you guys could hear that buzzing sound before I could definitely hear it but I don't know if this new mic picks it up that well now not open time yet that's what I was saying before about this masking process is what happens is it leaves some of these areas bare you could go in and wipe it away or you could go in and take those spots ahead of time I'm a little more proactive than that I take an air gun that has a lot of control and I just blow it out it's really that simple...
this isn't a huge deal I know that a lot of people are kind of paranoid about masking surfaces this one is the bigger deal because I'm using a wrinkled

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so thanks you're gonna create a big area there but if you ever look at a brand-new set up factory

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s you'd be amazed at how much stuff is actually underneath them I'd say the same thing about wheels straight out of the box are often riddled with flaws so the only other thing I have left to do on this is gonna be wiping off this Toyota which is not gonna be fun but here we go all right got the letters all wiped off the time-lapse of that because it does take a while I took me I guess like two minutes maybe maybe a little bit less we'll throw this in the oven so I actually pulled these bolts out most of the time ahead of time I for sure do it on two-stage

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s single stage I don't worry about it as much to stage it tends to want to bind to the second stage which causes its own issues obviously did you go to unscrew it so see me that you can get them out effectively that's the best route to take this one out all right so this in the oven get this thing all down a wrinkled black with the brushed letters everything came out well even

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age everywhere and then nothing on the underside so we'll grab the baffles and put all the screws and stuff together so the customer can put them back together the way he wants hey thanks for watching that video it's a couple more right...
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