Cerakote curing options

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im looking to get into cerakoting my own stuff, but my wife probably wouldnt appreciate me curing gun parts in her oven. And i dont have access to a 220 outlet in my garage.

Does anyone know any options? Counter top oven? Homemade?

Does it hurt anything(her oven) to use a conventional range to cure?

Appreciate the insight.
 

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I saw a guy that made an oven box with a 500w halogen light and tin foil, and it definitely got hot enough, but id like a little more temperature control than that.

I don't have the exact details, but I have seen plywood boxes for curing parts using baseboard heaters and thermostat.
 

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[mention]ironsights4me [/mention] How hot does it need to get.. I’m thinking:

Plywood box with tinfoil on the inside and a high temp heat gun.....

Maybe.....

IDK.


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Copied from the cerakote site. Not that hot i guess. Its more about regulation.

Cure schedule for H-Series & Elite Series
  • Elite Series: 300 Degrees F for 1 Hour
  • H-Series: 250 Degrees F for 2 Hours
  • Flash Cure: (stencils) 150 - 180 Degrees F for 10 - 25 Minutes
  • Plastics or Polymer: 150 - 180 Degrees F for 2 Hours
  • Wood: 150 Degrees F for 2 Hours
  • Carbon fiber or Fiber Glass: 150 Degrees F for 2 Hours
Tips on Curing
  • Check for hot spots in your oven, using an IR (infrared) thermometer. Heating elements can create hot spot that may cause degradation in Cerakote aesthetics.
  • Do not place coated parts into direct head i.e. flame, or copper heating elements.
  • Convection style ovens are ideal for consistent heat distribution throughout the oven.
That last part. Thats the problem.
 

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For small stuff , I have used a toaster oven from the Salvation Army. Great results.

No rifle work, but an old locker with the guts from a toaster oven will work, maybe a space heater if you want more wattage. Wrap locker in insulation and install thermostat and you can go big.
 
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