Benefits of Powder Coating
It’s highly durable.Powder coating is more resistant to chipping, cracking, scratching, wearing and fading than any other finish.
It looks great.Powder coating is available in over a thousand colors and many different texture options. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer with a smooth and uniform finish.
It’s environmentally friendly.Powder coating is a pollution-free process that uses no volatile organic compounds. There is no harm to the environment, and powder coated surfaces are nontoxic.
What is Powder Coating?
Our system uses a phosphate power washing rinse that will remove dirt, dust and exterior oil. This will not remove oil from internal surfaces and weld joints. Oil will cause 'bleed out' on the metal, which may cause imperfections and dark stains on the powder. We cannot be responsible for any oil that comes from internal surfaces, so please be sure it has all been removed.
Powder coat does not 'fill in' like wet painting. When powder is cured, it will follow the contour of the metal. If there is pitting or surface imperfections, this will show up in the final finish. If we see a possible blemish, we will notify you (but cannot be responsible if we miss it). Please be sure your parts are ready for the finish coat when they arrive here.
- All small and medium parts need to have a hole for hanging.
- All large items that cannot be hung will be placed on a special dolly. This may cause a mark to show up on the where the part is set on the dolly. This is unavoidable.
- Please remove all items that hold oil (bearings, bushings, etc...).
- All items should be down to bare metal.
- All parts must be free of rust, glue, tape, marks or weld splatter.
Notes for railing and gate makers
- Please ensure all rail top caps have weld splatter balls removed. These will be noticeable after the powder coat is applied and can lead to early corrosion.
- It is advisable to weld all the way around the pickets. This will minimize areas which may not accept powder coating.
- If you are unsure about where to place a hanging location, please call us -- we would be happy to assist!
Sandblasting removes the surface layer of metal and creates a rough surface that helps the powder adhere better. This method also removes surface rust and helps smooth out heavy pitting from old rust. Sandblasting is typically used when there is rust or paint on the part which must be removed prior to coating.
Phosphate Pressure Wash uses a 5000PSI spray wand system with an iron phosphate injection to clean oil, dirt and other particulates from the metal. The pressure wand helps remove the particulates while the phosphate rinse etches the metal. This etching process helps to make the powder coating adhere better to the part.