What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is applied as a free–flowing, dry powder. The coating is applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. Powder coating creates a harder, more durable finish than conventional paint.
The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish. Let us give your equipment/product a long-lasting and durable finish today.
The Powder Coating Process
We begin our powdercoating process by hanging your parts on our uniquely designed powder coating parts racks. These powder coat parts racks allow us to maximize the number of parts we can hang from each rack without sacrificing quality.
Then we utilize a 3 stage iron phosphate pretreatment system, where your parts are cleaned, degreased and etched for maximum powder coat adhesion. This process involves a high pressure washer designed for the powder coating industry to get into every nook and cranny. Hand wiping simply cannot get into all of the crevices and does NOT etch the part surface.
Your parts are then rolled into our drying oven . Completely dry parts ensure no moisture seeps onto the part surface during the powder coating process.
Our 10' x 10' x 23' long powder coating spray booth has front doors equipped with filters to prevent contaminated air from ever reaching your parts, ensuring a perfect powder coating finish...each and every time!
After that your parts are rolled into our curing oven. Although temperatures vary per powder coating manufacturer, 400 degrees is a typical power coating curing temperature.
Finally, your parts are inspected and ready for pickup.
Will it prevent rust?
Items that have developed rust or have a rough surface that is unsuitable for powder coating can be sandblasted. Sandblasting takes the metal down to a completely unfinished state. Once it is smooth, the powder coating will adhere better and give you the like-new painted finish that you want.
Can I choose any colour?
Powder coating is available in a wide array of colors. Warringah Powder Coating keeps a selection of colors in stock. You can stop by our facility to view the color charts and choose the right color for your project.