Before powder coating we pretreat each part in our multi-stage wash system to ensure our powder properly adheres to each piece. Powder Coating is becoming one of the most wanted and desired surface finishing techniques now a days. To start we strip off the old paint or rust by sandblasting then into our five stage pretreatment system to remove any contaminates left on the surface. The paint is then positively charged and the powder is negatively charged causing an electrostatic adhesion. Allowing the paint / powder to adhere to the part or parts more strongly removing any chance of getting runs in the finish. The part or parts are heated in our ovens from 375 to 400 degrees for 5 to 20 minuets (depending on color and piece). Once it is cooled it creates an incredible tough and durable coating that is ready for use immediately. Powder coating is dissimilar to the wet painting process. Powder Paint is a dry rather than a liquid. The powder sticks to the parts due to electrostatic charging of the powder and grounding of the parts. The powder flows and cures during the application of the heat and there no runs No dry time.
Several advantages of Powder Coating over wet paint are:
- 10 times more durable than paints
- No runs
- Protects from rust and corrosion
- No fade
- Easy clean
- Fast process
- There is no dry time
- Can be used any where
The choice of colors and finishes are limitless. Powder Coating produces a high specification coating which is tough, durable, and abrasive resistance.