Vintage style bikes are always on-trend, and it isn’t too difficult to find a used bike that can become as good as new with just a few simple restoration techniques—just check a local thrift store, garage sale, or neighbor’s shed. Bike restoration is a highly complex field of its own, and there are entire books written about bike restoration; but even if you are not a bicycle expert, there are some simple things that you can do to make your old bike look like new. Here is a quick look at five simple bike restoration techniques for you to try on your old bike. Continued
Every once in awhile, a new development transforms an industry. Pretty soon, we’re wondering how we ever got by before the technology shifted the rules. Remember trying to meet up with your friends for dinner back before we had cell phones? Continued
There are a million things that we love about Utah; the mountains, the beautiful fall colors, the open spaces and the friendly people. However, it’s no secret that Utah is pretty hard on a coat of paint. Continued
Powder coating is a durable yet beautiful way to spice up your life. If you’re looking for a few ways to polish your decor here are a few powder coating projects that truly are pinterest-worthy. Continued
Powder coating can give materials a colorful yet durable finish that is weather resistant, water resistant, and even abrasion resistant. There are many things that you can powder coat, the most common material being metal, but you can also powder coat some plastics, glass, some wood, and MDF. However, not all materials can be powder coated. Read on to learn what you can’t powder coat. Continued
You may think that powder coating is a process that’s limited to industrial materials and power tools. It’s true that thanks to its durability, it’s a favorite for coating and sealing items that get used hard every day. However, it’s also incredibly versatile. The truth is, you’ve probably seen many examples of powder coating around you every day, and simply never noticed.
Here are a few common items that you’ve probably seen around your household that are powder coated.
Your House’s Address Numbers
That’s right, it’s usually powder coating that we depend on to keep your address strongly defined to your visitors. Powder coating has lots of options for color and texture, which means that you can customize it according to the color scheme set for your home’s exterior. Once they’ve been powder coated, the color and shine holds up to the ravages of weather. Continued
Most of us don’t think twice about the harmful chemicals that can threaten our pets’ health and safety until their fur starts falling out.
The most common toxin that pet owners experience as a danger is paint, finish, and other decorative coats that we put on items that surround our animals. Household toxins are a concern for everyone, but they can be especially dangerous for your pets. The added problem is this: unlike humans (well, adult humans, anyway), animals have a tendency to chew on, or lick, any surface available. You may find your cat gnawing on Christmas tree lights, or your dog chewing the fence. Birds tend to bite their cage bars and rodents are infamous for their munching tendencies. Continued
Here at Full Blown Coatings, we talk a great deal about the most commonly powder coated items—vehicle parts, bike frames, metal furniture, railings, and guns, to name a few. But powder coating isn’t reserved only for these standard items. Here is a look at some not-so-common things that look great when powder coated. Continued
Powder coating is an excellent option for residential and commercial railings alike. Not only can it remove rust and buildup from an old railing, but it can also give your railing an entirely new look and texture. Here is a look at what powder coating can do for all types of railings. Continued
Are you working on a car restoration project this summer? Car restoration is a popular hobby, but it can be a bigger challenge than many people anticipate. It will take time, passion, and know-how.
We can help make your project successful with power coating. Most restoration buffs find power coating the perfect finish for their vintage car.
Summer’s here again, which means that most of us are feeling the call of the great outdoors pulsing through our veins. It’s the perfect time to go exploring, hunting, fishing, and hiking. Do you have an ATV that helps you get out into the deep woods and open spaces?
ATVs can be used for fun or function. But in either case, for many people their ATV is their baby. It’s the most fun toy you own, and the perfect tool for any adventure. But we have a question for you: does your vehicle stand out? Does it look like YOU?
Maybe it’s time to think about a fresh coat of powder. Continued
Having beautiful patio furniture in your yard can make the summer months more enjoyable. It’s quite fun to lounge back after a long day watching your kids play in the yard, or host an outdoor barbecue and actually have somewhere for your guests to sit. While outdoor furniture is sturdy and built to last, it does wear down over time. In order to combat that, here are few tips and tricks to help your patio furniture last as long as possible. Continued
What can you powder coat?
There are so many things that you can powder coat, the better question is “What can you not powder coat?” While the most common thing to powder coat is metal, you can powder coat nearly anything that is electrically conductive and can withstand the powder coating process. Below are 9 things that you can powder coat, but there are many more options! If you have an idea for a custom project, feel free to contact us. Continued
Clear powder coat has a great many applications in the world of powder coating—probably more than you think. Here is a look at what clear powder coating is exactly and how you can use it. Continued
Powder coating isn’t a cut and dry science; rather, it is a complex realm involving many different types of resins, crosslinkers, flow aids, pigments, and more. Here is a look at the many different types of powder coat that are out there.
There are two major types of powder coating: thermoplastic and thermoset. Here is a look at each, along with the different types you’ll find under each category. Continued
Have you ever wondered about the environmental impact of powder coating, and whether it’s a more beneficial option than traditional spray paint? Read on to learn about how powder coating is much greener than other finishing processes. Continued