finishing.com -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing

HomeFAQsBooksHelpWantedAdvertiseForum
topic 12254

Teflon application in the home


 

I want to apply Teflon to the interior of a home rotisserie. Is there a spray-on or paint-on product that I can use without industrial equipment?

Bill Burke
- Chula Vista, California


 

To make a Teflon coating you must "cure" the coating at 375º C. Normally at home we don't have the oven to obtain this temperature. You can find in the market paint that contains PTFE that can help you having a easy cleaning surface, but this paint do not last as long as a Teflon coating.

Jordi Pujol
- Barcelona, Spain


March 11, 2009

This response indicated that PTFE needs to be cured at 375 degrees C. It also indicates that home ovens cannot go that high. Self cleaning ovens will go higher to 482 degrees C.

Would this temperature destroy the PTFE coating and render it useless? The time at temperature can be controlled by unplugging the stove.

Your thoughts please.

Tim Isley
engineer - Indianapolis, Indiana


March 14, 2009

Hi, Tim. You can name any material and there will be people who think it's dangerous to use, but I personally think it's safe to use Teflon coated cookware. That does not mean it's safe to cure Teflon at home. Do a search for 'parrot Teflon' and read about how the fumes from overheating Teflon is known to kill parrots. I think it is exceptionally risky to try to cure Teflon with the self-cleaning cycle of a home oven.

You probably cannot get the Teflon to adhere anyway. There is more to it than curing, the base aluminum requires the application of a special porous metallic coating to provide "key" so the Teflon will flow into the nooks and crannies so the Teflon will adhere.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey



This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView This Week's HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices


©1995-2017 finishing.com     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.