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Process of Powder Coating WheelsIf you’ve never heard of powder coating, Frank is here to walk you through the process. Even if you’re a veteran of the industry, you might have a few questions about Frank’s way of doing things. The world of powder coating has plenty of intricate details, but the basic rules are always the same. The nature of powder coating means it’s easy to understand, and you’ll quickly see why you’d want to use this process over metal plating or plastic coatings. Read on to learn more about powder coating and see what it can do for your project!

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is the process of spraying a thermoset powder onto a metal surface. This powder is then heated to high temperatures until it melts. At melting point, a chemical reaction occurs, where the molecules of the coating are forever altered to form a hard, durable surface. It isn’t vulnerable to rust, and it will never warp at high temperatures. Powder coatings are resistant to all scratches, dents, and damages. This process works fantastically for car parts, boat parts, fences, outdoor furniture, and more. The coating can be any color, any finish, and wrapped around any shape.

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What is the powder coating process?

First, the surface is cleaned and prepared for coating. This often includes sandblasting, which is a process that shoots tiny particles at a high speed onto the surface to wipe away any impurities. If the surface has old paint, sandblasting can completely remove it, making it far more effective than power washing. Sandblasting also removes any oils or residue, like rust. Once the surface has been completely cleaned, it’s ready for application. Using a spray gun, the metal is coated via electrostatic deposition. Finally, the project will be heated in a 400-degree oven, which seals the coating in place. It’s simple, effective, and creates lasting results.

Why choose powder coating?

Frank’s powder coating services are fast and efficient and produce fantastic results. Any color or finish can be added to your project, and Frank uses the most advanced equipment to get the job done. Powder coating will never warp like plastic, and it will last a lifetime, protecting the project from wear and tear. It’s a quick, easy, environmentally friendly way to protect a project forever.

Contact Frank T. today to learn more about the powder coating process!

If you have more questions, Frank is ready to answer them! With over a decade of experience in the coating industry, Frank knows what it takes to create a lasting finish. He’s known across the country, and his impressive work has been featured on the Discovery Channel. When you ask for a professional in powder coating, you’ll probably be directed to Frank’s workshop. Whether you’re in Rockville, MD, or outside of the Maryland areas, Frank can help! Give him a call or text and get started on coating your project.

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