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Powder Coating Info

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What is Powder Coating
Stronger, Greener and Better!

It's tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time.

Powder coating is a high quality finish that's found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. It makes products durable, attractive and extremely scratch-resistant too. How does it work? Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the products to be coated. The parts to be coated are positively grounded, so that the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fuse into a solid coating in a curing oven. The result: a sleek, strong, high-quality finish.


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Types Of Powders
Powder coating is available in a wide-array of colors, type, and finish. Depending on your specific application or preference, choices of color coatings and finishes include, but are not limited to: Standard Solid, Specialty, High Temperature, Hi-Tech/Iridescent, and Textured.


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Quality Of Powder
Powder coating provides for superior consistency and uniformity of the finish without sags, drips, runs, or bubbles. The finish is extremely tough, and provides for a durable coating, which enhances the value of any consumer product to which it is applied. Unlike liquid and aerosol paints, powder coated products are easier to maintain and clean, and are impact resistant, provide a professional appearance, and resist corrosion, cracking and peeling.


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Types of Colors & Finishes
Standard - Colors that do not require a silver or chrome base coating prior to applying the powder coated color. These colors are also known as 'single-stage' colors. Note: light standard colors such as white, yellow, orange and red require a second coat to achieve desired color. Gloss clear coats can be added for a more durable finish but will darken the shade of the standard color.

Metallic - Colors with a metal flake finish. Metallic coatings are a single-stage coating that does not require a silver or chrome base coating. Gloss clear coats can be added for a more durable finish but will darken the shade of the standard color.

Translucent - (2-Stage Color) - Colors that allow light to pass through and require a silver or chrome base coating prior to applying translucent color. These types of powder finishes are 2-Stage coatings and not to be confused with transparent. Translucent colors can also be Candy, Shimmer and Dormant Colors.

Candy - (2-Stage Color) - Colors requiring a silver or chrome powder coated base coat such ras Candy Apple Red or Blue. Also known as Anodized Colors. Note: some candy colors require a second coat to achieve the desired color tone. Most candy colors do not require a gloss clear coating for a more dramatic effect.

Shimmer - Colors requiring a silver or chrome powder coated base coat. Shimmer colors are candy colors with metal flakes or sparkles. Addition of a gloss clear coating adds a more dramatic effect.

Dormant - Colors requiring a silver or chrome powder coated base coat. Dormant colors are candy colors and may or may not contain metal flakes or sparkles. Note: many dormant colors such as dormant orange and dormant metal sparkle light blue require a second coat to achieve the desired effect. Addition of a gloss clear coating adds a more dramatic effect.