Our Full Line of Coating Services
Powder Coating is one of the tougher, more durable protective coatings readily available today. It is currently used by most manufacturers of metal products that require a tough protective or decorative finish. Compared to liquid coatings, powder coatings offer a superior chip and impact resistance, excellent flexibility, excellent chemical resistance, and fare very well against abrasion. Powder coating will also give you excellent protection from extreme weather and fading from sunlight.
Just like it sounds, Powder Coating is in a dry powder state about the consistency of talcum powder. The powder is a special blend of color pigment and resin, which when applied correctly fuses together to create the excellent finish. The coating is applied through a special spray gun that supplies a low current electrostatic charge as the powder exits the nozzle. The powder adheres to the grounded metal part and is now ready to be heated. After the part has been coated it runs through an oven for approximately 15-25 minutes at 400 degrees. During this time the powder, melts, flows and cures. After the coated part cools it is ready for the expertise of our quality control. Upon approval it is ready for shipment.
Here again, we understand that from the minute the job comes in, to the moment of shipping, all stages of production are crucial to the perfect finish. Customer satisfaction is our utmost concern.
Powder coating is truly an excellent way to go. It is environmentally safe. As with liquids, some harmful emissions are released into the air, but with powder coating there are no solvents or pollutants are emitted. This process is also cost effective. The waste is minimal.
Colors like the rainbow. From leading manufacturers such as Axalta Powders, Cardinal Industrial Finishes, Tiger Drylac, Spraylat, IFS and Sherwin-Williams we offer a broad range of colors, in both textures and several gloss levels.
We also offer specialized coatings in Old World finishes, which consist of weathered brown, bronze, rust, old copper, patina, verdigris, and many more. The options are great and the end result is spectacular.
Feel free to come in and see our selections. Upon request, custom colors are available.
High Temperature Coatings are designed to improve the performance of your exhaust system. These coatings provide superior protection against corrosive environments and thermal shock. These exhaust coatings are available in a variety of colors and finishes ranging from semi-gloss Black to Stoplight Red.
All of these products can withstand temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees F and select coatings can withstand temperatures higher than 1600 degrees. These coatings also maintain excellent adhesion even after repeated thermal cycling.
Thin Film High Temperatures Application
Abrasive blasting is a useful and often times a necessary pre-treatment to obtain a clean surface, or an aggressive profile prior to coating. In order for the powder to adhere to the metal surface, the surface needs to be completely clean and free from any previous paint, rust, dirt, or minor imperfections especially around weldments.
In order to ensure a proper surface for powder coating, abrasive blasting is often the only way to accomplish this high standard of cleanliness. This step in the process should not be compromised; it is vital for the durability and longevity of the painted or powder coated finish depending on its intended use and substrate.
For your convenience we have two on-site blasting units. Our largest unit is 14’ x 8’ x 35, and our small unit is 3’ x 3’ x 3’. We use aluminum oxide, which is an angular media which gives the proper profile for the metal surface to be prepared and cleaned without harming the metal itself. We have found that the angular quality leaves a superior profile for paint or powder coating to adhere to, versus bead blasting, which leaves a round profile on the surface. Both will work, it just depends on the intended use and delicacy of the item to be painted; decorative vs. functional.
Industrial liquid painting is the traditional method of protecting and aesthetically enhancing metal components, structures and fabrications. Electrostatic Painting an extremely efficient way of painting. The gun’s high transfer efficiency provides improved productivity with higher quality finishes. Typical uses include metal furniture, lockers, fences, railings, tubing, and file cabinets.
We also paint hot-dipped galvanized steel which we pre-treat by sweep blasting. This creates the key that is essential for good adhesion on this difficult substrate. Wet painting is ideal for applications requiring an exact color and gloss level. It’s also ideal for parts that can not handle the heat associated with powder coating.
The Wet Painting process starts with all parts being cleaned, sanded or stripped, then a primer coat, followed by the parts being sanded before the topcoat.
Smooth finishes, metallic, and textured finishes are also offered
Burn off Stripping is a cost effective process of removing existing coatings, and debris from metal surfaces. This process can not be used on any items that cannot withstand 800 degrees.
The process involves placing metal parts into an oven, and slowly heating them to approximately 800 degrees for approximately 2 hours. After they have cooled, they are blasted with abrasive media to remove all the ash. This dramatically cuts down the amount of time that blasting would take depending on how many coats of paint or other coatings exist or how intricate the parts are, such as wrought iron patio sets..
Most items with existing paint will need to be both burned and blasted. This process is very safe and not harmful to most metal structures. The burning process itself will not damage the metal, but on extremely old pieces, such as wrought iron or very intricate pieces, the burning process could reveal cracks or imperfections that many layers of old paint have been hiding.