Although powder coatings are oftentimes done on some woods and plastics these days due to technology advances, they are usually applied to metal surfaces. When you browse our website, you’ll encounter a number of various powder coating projects on metallic objects where the end product looks fantastic.
Now you may be wondering if an older looking metal product of yours could benefit from a powder coating treatment even if it has some corrosion and rust on it presently. Thanks to a pretreatment process that includes sandblasting, your old metallic item can be transformed into something which really stands out.
In case you’re curious as to how this is done, the pretreatment preparation of the object to be powder coated can include sandblasting to ensure that the surface will be ready to take on the powder during the subsequent curing process.
For those new to sandblasting, it’s an industry term for propelling very fine bits of material at extremely high speed to clean or etch a surface.
Most metallic objects that come to Full Blown Coatings are washed using a cleaning agent to remove grease and grime, followed by a rinse bath. Sandblasting is used in order to remove corrosion, oxide, or heavy rust that won’t come off the object by way of the standard cleaning process described above.
Because of the effectiveness of sandblasting in pretreating the object, we can then finish this phase of the process by bringing the item to a complete state of dryness which is essential before attempting to apply the powder. Once completely dry, your part is ready to have powder applied.
In so doing, we’re able to take a less-than-desirable part of yours, and turn it into something desirable and functional thanks to powder coating. Safeguards are in place during the entire powder coating process to preserve the environment which is a huge benefit for everyone.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not your part or object could benefit from powder coating, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a price quote for your project that includes a fast turnaround. Powder coating has numerous possibilities so don’t hesitate to contact us to see if this incredible technology can work for you.