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This page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our powder coating services. Please Contact Us for answers to your specific questions. We are happy to assist you!
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    • What is powder coating?

      Powder coating is a method for finishing products through the application of tiny dry particles. The powder is electrostaticly charged so that the powder clings to cling to the metal, then it is baked out in our oven. Powders come in a broad range of finishes and textures.

    • What can be powder coated?

      Any metal object that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of the baking process can be powder coated. In addition to metals, glass and certain woods are usually good candidates for powder coating. Items that are commonly powder coated are mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, etc.

    • What are the benefits of powder coating?

      1. Fewer mistakes 2. Increased durability 3. Improved strength 4. Dries so quickly 5. Stands up against the toughest conditions 6. Keeping its original polished look 7. Less expensive to powder coat a part once than to paint it several times during its life 8. More environmentally friendly than wet spray painting 9. Wider variety of colors and textures 10. Weather resistance

    • How is the part prepared prior to Powder coating?

      Preparing parts prior to powder coating allows for improved adhesion of the powder. Parts may be sandblasted and/or acid washed to remove old finishes, dirt, oil or grease. These can inhibit the powder coating process or weaken the bond between the metal and the powder coating.

    • How is the part prepared prior to Powder coating?

      Properly preparing parts allows for improved adhesion of the powder. Parts may be sandblasted and/or acid washed to remove old finishes, dirt, oil or grease. These substances can inhibit the powder coating process and weaken the bond between the metal and the powder coating.

    • What does "baking the parts" mean?

      After the parts are coated with powder, they must be baked in extremely high heat. The heat causes the powder to "melt" and form a bond to itself and to the part for excellent durability and a professional look. If the parts are not baked properly then the powder coating will be more vulnerable to chipping.

    • Can anything be powder coated?

      Most metals are good candidates for powder coating. But there are some materials that cannot be powder coated. The process requires each item to be baked at extremely high temperatures so it does not work for items that contain wood, plastic, rubber or other materials that melt or burn. Generally parts that can withstand the high heat of the baking process can potentially be powder coated. The other thing to keep in mind is the size of your item(s). We can only powder coat parts that fit in our baking oven.

    • Can we re-powder coat a part that was already powder coated or powder coat a part that was previously painted?

      Yes, we can remove an old finish from on the surface of the part with a sand blasting process so that it can be re-processed with a new powder coating finish.