The paint on your car is known as a 2K catalyzed paint. This means that before the paint is applied an activator is mixed into the paint. The catalyzed paint will actually change its chemical make up and cure, making it resistant to solvents. While a catalyzed paint is much stronger than aerosol paints it still does not compare to powder. Once powder fully cures it’s much harder than traditional paint, making it much more scratch and chip resistant. There’s a reason almost al
The powder is made of small resin and pigment particles. During applications, these small particles require electroplating services that is sprayed on to the metal to coat it. Since the powder carries a charge and the metal is grounded, it adheres to the surface. It is often heated to fuse the finish to the metal, which results in a durable smooth finish. The end result is a high-quality smooth finish that not only looks great, but also protects the metal. Powdercoating is a
Powdercoating is so popular not just because of the cost but also because it's durable and reliable. A lot of the rat rod and hot rod customers we have are powdercoating their air cleaners to help protect them against the elements and road wear. This coating is beneficial especially if you have an open air cleaner to the elements like a Model T coupe. So how do we make an ordinary air cleaner into something spectacular? First, we take off any coatings on the air cleaner and d
Powdercoating is one of the strongest coatings you can put on a vehicle. This is why powdercoating is a top tier coating for motorcycles. This coating is extremely durable and outlasts any paint on the market. With dozens of colors available, you can do a lot with powdercoating. Some of the pieces you can powdercoat on your motorcycle include: kick stand, foot pegs, rims, fuel tank, forks and handlebars to name a few. Basically, you can coat any metal piece on the motorcycle.
Economics – The economic benefits of powdercoating are numerous but the largest has to do with efficiency and overspray. The average transfer efficiency of powdercoating is 60-70% and any over spray is a solid and can be reclaimed and re-used with almost no wasted product. With liquid or spray paint, you have a transfer efficiency of 30-35%, more than 50% of the product is evaporated and there is no possibility of reclaiming over spray which leads to a lot of waste. The base