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Im having trouble powder painting my jigs. Im using a fluid bed I made. I tried breaking up powder paint as much as possible but when I dip the heated jig into the powder paint, I get little pebbles of paint as well. Any tips of how to keep the powder from forming little peebles?

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First of all just a couple of notes on powder paint.

#1 All powder paint must be kept in an airtight container. If you buy it by the pound take out what you will need and store both in airtight containers. Mark the container in which you intend to use on a regular basis.

#2 If you use a fluid bed, make sure you always take out the powder paint out of the cup when you're done using it and put the powder paint back into its seal tight container.

#3 Powder paint will absorb moisture. Keep all containers in a cool, dark dry area.

#4 Heat will ruin your powder paint as well. If for some reason you leave your powder paint in the car when it is hot, you might as well throw it away.

With that said, if one of the things happened above or you did one of those things, there really isn't much you can do with the powder paint. If you can get the lumps out and get it back to powder, you should be in good shape. If you had to break the powder apart, you probably still have some powder paint that is in small clumps. Sorry to tell you but if it were me, I would dump it all and get new powder paint, you will never get it back to it's original powdery state. You will spend hours trying to get it to that state if you can, if you don't get it to that state, then you have lost all the time and powder anyway. JMHO

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It was left in my car. Cadman where do you get your powder paint? Do you use a fluid bed?

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I suspected that you left it in the car, but I don't want to accuse anyone unless I know the facts. Yes I do use a fluid bed for single color applications. I sent you a PM on where I get my powder paints from.

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