Powder Coating?

When the term “Powder Coating” is brought up many people are uncertain about what this type of coating actually is and how it can be applied.

First we must look at what powder coating is. Powder coating is the process in which a pigmented powder is magnetically charged, sprayed onto a grounded metal part, warmed up to over 400+ degrees, and melted down into a liquid/gel state, and hardens into a solid  surface once it has met its Cure time. This particular type of coating can only be applied to bare metal or previously powder coated objects. If your item has heavy grease or paint on it, it can be sand blasted or washed off with a high temperature pressure washer with de-greaser.

Second, we must take a look as to why you may want to consider powder coating over traditional automotive paints. This coating is much stronger. it may not be bullet proof, its much more durable than paint. Powder coating has much better corrosion resistance and durability for a longer lasting coating. It is also eco-friendly and generally cheaper than expensive paint processes. With powder coating there are no harmful VOC’s or solids being used so there is no effect on the environment!

Is this something that peaks your interests? Feel free to give us a call! whether you have questions, or would like to talk to a specialist about a quote!


What is Linear Coating?

Linear Coating is the process in which product is ran across a flat conveyor line and sprayed on the top and two sides. Normally product comes in various lengths with a total amount of lineal feet (ex. 15,000 lineal feet of 1″ X 4″ trim). Currently we spray product as small as 3/4″ X 3/4″ X 3′ and as big as 2″ X 12″ X 20′ with room to grow! These products can have many different profiles, lengths, and procedures that need done to them. Some may need a stain and a clear finish, other may just need a simple white primer for painting later on location depending on what the customer wants. We currently have 6 linear coating lines that are ran on a regular basis and have finished orders that have ranged from a few hundred , up to 360,000 lineal feet. One line, depending on the length of the product can run up to 120 feet per minute. Shorter lengths may run slower than the longer lengths.