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Powder Coating

    • Roll Cages - Wheels - Fencing - Gates
      - Frames - Metal Art - Motorcycle Parts
      - Off Road Parts Art Pieces
    • Antique Beds, Gliders and Chairs
    • Architectural Signage
    • Automotive Frames Wheels & Parts
    • Bicycle Frames and Parts
    • Industrial Fabrications
    • Large Bird Cages
    • Metal Fencing & Railings
    • Motorcycle Frames, Wheels & Parts
    • Off Road Vehicle Frames & Parts
    • Retail Displays & Fixtures
    • Trade Show Exhibits
    • And much much more… Much More!

Powder Coating is a dry coating process utilizing a special plastic made up offinely ground particles of pigment and resin. A spray gun, using low air pressure, powers the powder past an electrode, which applies a positive static charge to the powder being sprayed. The part to be coated is grounded to create a negative charge. This causes the powder to be drawn to the part just like magnets of opposite poles. On some parts when sprayed from the front, powder will actually wrap around from the front and almost completely cover the back. This is what the powder coating industry commonly refers to as the wrapping effect.

The coated part is then heated to 350-390° F for 10 minutes or more. This heating process cross links the polymer creating a uniform, durable, and high quality finish that is resistant to scratches, corrosion, abrasion, chemicals, and detergents. Once fully cooled the parts are ready to be used.

The architectural, highway, lawn, garden, automotive, motorcycle and aircraft industries use powder coating for its durability on light poles, guard rails, posts, road signs, fencing, metal patio furniture, lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, snow blowers, snow shovels, barbecue grills, garden tools, rims, frames, aircraft frames, wheels, fairings, inspection plates and other areas where high heat and exposure to the elements make regular paint unsuitable.


THE POWDER COATING PROCESS

Pre-Bake

The part should be as clean as possible and down to bare metal. Pre-baking heats up the oils inside of the part and drives them out. Parts a heated to over 400F for 35-110 minutes.

Masking

Masking is a required part of powder coating. Masking is also dependent on the part and it is the very last step before the part is powder coated.

Application

All parts are grounded and powder is applied per manufacturer’s recommendations. Powder is applied in a dust free and clean environment with proper airflow during coating (100-120 cubic feet per minute). Compressed air provided at +38 degrees fahrenheit dew point or lower and contains less than 0.1-PPM oil with no particulate contaminants greater than 0.3 microns.

Curing

Powder is cured according to manufacturer’s specifications based upon product specification sheet provided with specified powder. Substrate curing time is based upon core temperature cured at temperature. Thickness of finish checked and certified by use of certified mill reader. Job specific product to be cured according to spec between 45-120 minutes at manufacturer’s specified substrate core temperature.