cemcculloch

Topic: Powder Coating Jewelry

I'm interested in powder coating some steel jewelry made of arbor shims (3/8"o.d., 1/4"i.d., 1/8" thickness) that are soldered together with hard solder. I would like to find a place in Chicago, IL or relatively nearby that does powder coating for small scale objects. Any recommendations would be great appreciated.

JoePowder

Re: Powder Coating Jewelry

Be careful with soldered parts. Check the softening (melt) temperature of the solder before you send these parts out to be powder coated. Powder coatings are typically cured around 350 to 400F. I know a guy who powder coated a classic trombone only to find a pile of trombone parts on the floor when he opened the oven door.

cemcculloch

Re: Powder Coating Jewelry

Thanks for the tip, however I used high temp silver solder. I guess it's technically brazing, so the temperature issue should not be a problem.

andeehunt

Re: Powder Coating Jewelry

cemcculloch wrote:

I'm interested in powder coating some steel jewelry made of arbor shims (3/8"o.d., 1/4"i.d., 1/8" thickness) that are soldered together with hard solder. I would like to find a place in Chicago, IL or relatively nearby that does powder coating for small scale objects. Any recommendations would be great appreciated.

 


Give me a day or two and I would be back with a good reference at Chicago. I hope my reference would cost you nothing.

dkunau@novocinc.com

Re: Powder Coating Jewelry

Our shop in Wisconsin does small parts.  The question I would have is how can the parts be hung?  Other than that the sky is the limit.