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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: ddj3891 on November 07, 2019, 05:29:18 PM

Title: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: ddj3891 on November 07, 2019, 05:29:18 PM
I was a fan of Mammoth Electronics' selection of enclosures.  They had more color options of powder coated boxes than any other resource I've used.  Does anyone know of another place that offers a selection other than black or white?
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: JoeR3155 on November 07, 2019, 06:16:01 PM
Tayda and Small Bear, but the colors are like the Crayola box of 8 crayons (red, yellow, blue...)
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: jrod on November 07, 2019, 06:16:50 PM
Have you tried Pedal Parts Plus? www.pedalpartsplus.com


Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: JoeR3155 on November 07, 2019, 06:23:12 PM
PPP has minimum buys now.  Thereís another thread in this forum called Mammoth Electronics acquisition that covers related topics
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 08, 2019, 07:26:35 AM
What we need are some forum members with their own powder coating setups.  I'd happily buy them the powder and some beverage of choice in exchange for the coating service.

(I really need to get off my butt and visit some local shops that powder coat wheel rims, motorcycle parts, etc.  I'm such an extreme introvert though.   ::))
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 08, 2019, 07:31:40 AM
Tayda and Small Bear, but the colors are like the Crayola box of 8 crayons (red, yellow, blue...)
Plus, here is Mammoth red (left) vs. Smallbear "red" (right):
(http://i.imgur.com/MMPytK1l.jpg)

Precoated Hammond brand boxes are nice though.  I've used them on several projects.  My Twilight Zone chorus is a Hammond cobalt blue, and the three pedals I somewhat recently listed for sale were stock Hammond purple, light gray, and orange.  I'll find some links if anyone really wants me to.
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: pickdropper on November 08, 2019, 10:26:53 AM
What we need are some forum members with their own powder coating setups.  I'd happily buy them the powder and some beverage of choice in exchange for the coating service.

(I really need to get off my butt and visit some local shops that powder coat wheel rims, motorcycle parts, etc.  I'm such an extreme introvert though.   ::))

Iíve started looking at local shops.  $175-200 minimum batch charges but at least you can mix enclosures sizes.  Iím not sure what the cost per box is.  They did say there would be an upcharge for any powder they donít stock (they have minimal options).
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: harryklippton on November 08, 2019, 04:03:37 PM
What we need are some forum members with their own powder coating setups.  I'd happily buy them the powder and some beverage of choice in exchange for the coating service.

(I really need to get off my butt and visit some local shops that powder coat wheel rims, motorcycle parts, etc.  I'm such an extreme introvert though.   ::))

Excuse my ignorance, but what does this entail? Spray gun, compressed air, a booth? I know what powder coating looks like but don't know how the process works.
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 08, 2019, 04:17:20 PM
From my understanding, it requires this:
High voltage spray gun to statically charge powder.
Small air compressor to propel the powder.
A very solid ground connection for the enclosure.
An oven with a good controller.
Paint powder.
Probably some chemical dips to clean and prepare the enclosure too. *shrug*

I reserve the right to be wrong as to the above items.  ;)
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: JoeR3155 on November 08, 2019, 05:52:21 PM

Plus, here is Mammoth red (left) vs. Smallbear "red" (right):
(http://i.imgur.com/MMPytK1l.jpg)


Love the engineering paper pad.  That stuff is the best!
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 08, 2019, 07:02:37 PM
Love the engineering paper pad.  That stuff is the best!
100% agree.   ;D
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: jimilee on November 08, 2019, 09:04:14 PM
Harbor freight has some small hobby powder coating guns, or did anyway, I havenít looked in a while.


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Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: Willybomb on November 08, 2019, 10:24:27 PM
This is Tayda red.  There's a datapol sticker on top that is ferrari red via laser printer, taken from the sample tool in PS.  I'd say it's pretty close.
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 09, 2019, 07:18:18 AM
Harbor freight has some small hobby powder coating guns, or did anyway, I havenít looked in a while.


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This, plus an air compressor (haven't looked at those) would be good: 
https://www.harborfreight.com/10-30-psi-powder-coating-system-94244.html

As for an oven, I think I would (if I had the space) buy a used electric kitchen oven (might even be able to get one for free) and put several bricks in it to act as thermal capacitors.
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: jimilee on November 09, 2019, 07:31:58 AM
Harbor freight has some small hobby powder coating guns, or did anyway, I havenít looked in a while.


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This, plus an air compressor (haven't looked at those) would be good: 
https://www.harborfreight.com/10-30-psi-powder-coating-system-94244.html

As for an oven, I think I would (if I had the space) buy a used electric kitchen oven (might even be able to get one for free) and put several bricks in it to act as thermal capacitors.

A perfect powder coating gun for vehicles at home or the shop

I canít tell you how many times Iíve been in my car and needed to powder coat something....


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Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: harryklippton on November 09, 2019, 09:38:47 AM
That gun isn't too spendy and I already have a compressor. This is very interesting.
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: jimilee on November 09, 2019, 10:44:41 AM
That gun isn't too spendy and I already have a compressor. This is very interesting.
I think itís gravity fed, it doesnít say anything about a compressor that I saw.


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Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: EBK on November 09, 2019, 11:09:28 AM
"Requires 10-30 PSI air pressure"

"1/4 in. NPS air inlet"
Title: Re: Mammoth Electronics and powder coated enclosures
Post by: pickdropper on November 09, 2019, 01:28:56 PM
Harbor freight has some small hobby powder coating guns, or did anyway, I havenít looked in a while.


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This, plus an air compressor (haven't looked at those) would be good: 
https://www.harborfreight.com/10-30-psi-powder-coating-system-94244.html

As for an oven, I think I would (if I had the space) buy a used electric kitchen oven (might even be able to get one for free) and put several bricks in it to act as thermal capacitors.

Look for a used Blue M oven on eBay.  One of those should work great.