Frequently Asked Questions
Is Powder Coating?
The powder coating
process uses a solvent free dry mix of plastic resins, pigments
and fillers that melt and fuse together when heated. The solid particles
of coating are electrostatically charged in a spray gun and carried
by low velocity air to the surface of the piece to be coated. The
electrostatic charge holds the powder particles in place while the
part is cured in a 400-degree oven. The heat of the oven causes
a chemical reaction to occur and the powder to cure, creating a
highly durable finish.
it Environmentally Friendly?
is an environmentally friendly process unlike solvent-based wet
paint systems. With EPA regulations growing ever stricter, powder
coating is fast becoming the technology of choice. Since the powder
coating process does not use solvents in any way, VOC emission problems
Powder Coating Durable?
Powder Coatings resist cracking and peeling and are extremely abrasion,
corrosion and chemical resistant. The performance characteristics
of powder coating match or exceed the characteristics achieved from
conventional solvent-based coatings.
Colors Do You Offer?
Coatings are available in a large variety of stock
colors, metallics, textures and special effects. Custom Powder
Coating can assist you in choosing the correct coating and color
for your application.
Can Be Coated?
Any metal object
that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of
the curing process can be powder coated. Powder can be applied to
intricate surfaces and still maintain a uniform finish across the
entire piece. Powder coating is ideal for items such as:
About Holes with Threads & Other Areas That Need To Stay Coating
Fencing and Railings
Displays & Fixtures
Frames Wheels & Parts
Frames Wheels & Parts
- Off Road
Vehicle Frames & Parts
Frames & Parts
Beds, Gliders & Chairs
High temperature masking can be applied to special surfaces such
as threads or high tolerance areas to keep them from being coated.
We also use high temperature silicon plugs for threaded holes or
I Use Body Filler?
The high oven temperature makes the use of plastic and resin body
fillers problematic. Often the powder will not bind to a filler's
surface causing bubbles in the coating. To be safe, fill any depressions
with a torch using brass or welding rod as fill.
is Clear Powder Coating?
Clear powder coating serves the same purpose as clear coat wet paint.
It protects the underlying finish and adds depth and luster to the
surface. Clear powder coat is applied as a second coat and shot
while the piece is still hot. Then the piece is returned to the
oven for a second curing process. Use clear powder coating on any
piece that exposure to elements could cause it to fade or be subject