What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to any metal parts that are used by both industries and private consumers. The powder used for this process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin that is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surface until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish. Powder coating is one of the fastest growing finishing technologies in North America.

Powder coatings produce an attractive finish that offers excellent resistance to corrosion, heat, impact, abrasion, fading from sunlight, and extreme weather. Color selection is virtually unlimited with high and low gloss levels, metallics and even clear finishes available. Texture selection ranges from smooth surfaces to wrinkled or rough textures designed for hiding surface imperfections while enhancing the parts appearance. Both thin and thick film applications are possible to suit the particular requirements of the job.

The automotive industry uses powder coating on wheels, bumpers, hubcaps, door handles, decorative trim and accent parts, truck beds, frames, suspension parts, filters and numerous engine parts. Powder coatings can also be used as primer surfacing and an anti-chip coating on hoods and body panels.

The architectural and building market powder coats aluminum extrusions used on frames for windows, doors and modular furniture. Many highway and building projects use powder coating on light poles, guard rails, signs, posts and fencing.

What can be powder coated?

Any metal part can be powder coated. However, powder coating has some limitations such as excessive heat and high powder cure temperatures. The rule of thumb on powder coating an automotive exhaust part is, anywhere a chrome pipe "blues" or discolors from high heat is too hot for powder coating. Another limitation is powder coating parts that contain lead solder such as radiators, heater cores, metal gas tanks, etc. The powder cure temperature is high enough to cause lead solder to soften and sometimes start to melt.

Why choose powder coating over paint?

  • Significantly more durable than conventional wet paints - extremely resistant to chips, abrasion, heat, UV light, and various chemicals
  • Environmentally friendly - no hazardous materials, vapors or disposal concerns
  • Can be less expensive than liquid coatings with superior results possible
  • Wide selection of OEM and custom colors available including translucents, textures and metallics
  • Consistent application - no runs, drips or sags
  • Extremely quick - part is ready for service in less than an hour after heat cure. There are no additional drying or curing times as with liquid paints
  • Proven results!

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