Powder coating provides a high quality, durable, corrosion-resistant layer used to protect metals, thereby increasing the life of items power coated.
- Disassemble anything that contains more than one part. If you plan on coating a part that has rubber, plastic, gaskets, or wiring, attached remove them as they will melt in the baking process.
- Remove all dirt, oil, grease, and grime using a degreaser, just make sure the product you use is safe on the type of metal the part is made from, like Super Clean for steel and Simple Green Extreme for aluminum. Scrub with nylon brushes.
- Strip all paint from the area by using either a paint stripper or remover.
- Sand/Media Blasting will provide a good surface to allow the powder to adhere well. Sandblast every area of the part thoroughly with clean media, except for areas such as brake caliper piston bores or cylinder bores, which should instead be masked off.
- Clean the surface well with either an acetone or a phosphate cleaner.
- Hang your part(s) up on hooks.
- Apply the base coat primer using a zinc rich primer for steel or a dry protector primer for aluminum.
- Then choose your Top Coats.
Don’t rush through this preparation process as it is imperative to do the prep work well to ensure a good finish.
King Coatings has been performing Powder coating, Machining, and Specialty Metal Fabrication Services in the Lehigh Valley, Northern New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Western / Southern PA area for over 26 years, serving race car and motorcycle enthusiasts as well as the outdoor furniture industry and for architectural applications. View our work on our site and on Instagram.
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