Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. 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, aluminum extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts.
Abrasive grit blasting, or sand blast cleaning, is a surface treatment process widely used in a variety of different industries with many diverse purposes. Abrasive blasting is the process by which an abrasive media is accelerated through a blasting nozzle by means of compressed air.
It can be used to remove old paint, smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface or give shape to an object.
When powder coating, it is important to mask off certain areas of certain things. Powder coating is a thicker coating than most paints and if you don’t mask certain areas, things might not go back together when your done. You can also use masking techniques to make designs, logos, and words on the things you are powder coating for a different look. Masking techniques and supplies are not all standardized, sometimes you have to get creative.
Cerakote can withstand temperatures up to 1800 degrees, making it a great application for exhaust systems and stoves.
Cerakote is a remarkable Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that can be applied to metal. The unique formulation used for Cerakote coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.