The powder coating process uses very fine dry particles of resin with the pigment
color of your choice. The resin powder is applied with a spray gun similar
in concept to applying solvent based paint. The difference is this spray gun and it's resin contents are electro-statically
charged. When the resin powder is sprayed onto a part it sticks to the
metal because it's grounded, attracting charged resin powder like a magnet.
The charged powder adheres to the metal then melted by baking at 400F degrees
in special industrial sized ovens. The melted resin fuses to the metal,
providing a uniform, thick and durable finish.
The result is a beautiful glossy finish that is very resistant to chemicals,
wear and chipping, 3 times stronger than solvent based paints. Powder
coating simply provides a quality finish that can be seen and felt for years.
Solvent based wet paint application can be sensitive to weather conditions
such as temperature and humidity, resulting in varied quality with runs or orange
peeled finishes. In addition to weather, the skill of the painter can
also affect the consistency in quality. But since powder coating
uses a charged metal attraction in the coating process is more tolerant to get
a consistent high quality finishing in any weather, even with intricate parts.
Clear Coat Protection?
Powder coating can also be used as a "clear coat" to protect metal
without adding color. Examples of this are polished aluminum, stainless steal,
or brass items. Clear coating resists the natural oxidation that will
occur from exposure to the elements. A clear coat can also
be added on top of any color coat for extra luster and depth.
What Can Be Powder Coated?
All metal objects that can be electro-statically charged and withstand 400F
can be powder coated. The Powder coating process is environmentally
friendly with no solvent emissions.
Why Choose Powder Coating?
The durability and duration
of powder coating is far superior to solvent paints.