What IS powder coating?

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Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts. Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard), to be powder coated using different methods

How about laymens terms?

Think of baby powder, how its a real fine dust. This is the form of powder coating. Once the part is prepped via sandblasting, the part is electrically charged and the powder sticks to the part. The piece is then transferred to an industrial sized oven to cure for 350+ degrees. While in the oven, the powder melts and literally forms a skin over the object that is much tougher then conventional paint.

What can be painted?

Anything that can hold a magnetic charge. Steel, stainless, aluminum, brass ect. Contact me about glass.

What colors can you choose from?

How high can you count? I offer way to many choices to list here. Hundreds of "solid" colors such as your normal red, blue, black and the like. Do you like the "hammered" look? Yup, we can do that. How about "candies" ? Candies require a chrome base which I can provide and the candy top coat. Candy apple red and Kawasaki green are the major ones but the choices are vast.