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Common Powder Coating Terms

Powder coating metals can make them more resistant to wear and tear and corrosion. If you want to protect car or motorcycle parts, having a powder coating applied can be a great option. The following are a few terms commonly used in relation to powder coating processes that you may want to be familiar with.

  • Thermosets – Thermosetting powder coatings react chemically when heated in an oven to form polymers. The powder transforms into a strong coating, for instance a plastic or rubber, during the heating process, which cannot be simply reversed.
  • Thermoplastic – Thermoplastic powders become liquids when heated. They are then cooled to form solid coatings. Unlike thermosetting powders, thermoplastics can be melted again and reshaped.
  • Anodizing – Anodizing is a process that protects metals from corrosion and wear. Anodizing can also prepare parts for painting and gluing. Anodizing is most commonly used on objects made from aluminum, for instance, bicycle parts. However, it can also be completed on other metals like titanium or zinc.
  • Sandblasting – Sandblasting is a process that uses a machine to direct a high powered flow of an abrasive material, like sand, at an object. Sandblasting can be used to smooth surfaces, create texture, shape surfaces, or remove coatings and paint.
  • Chrome Plating – Chrome plated metals have been covered in a thin layer of chromium to protect against corrosion, harden their surface, or to improve their appearance. Chrome plating is common on motorcycles, car rims, and vehicle parts. Chrome plated parts can be powder coated for additional protection.
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    628 E 20th St Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 623-4460
    Perfection Industrial Finishing
    1155 E Palmdale St, Tucson, AZ 85714
    (520) 434-9090
    ARC Works Welding
    127 6th St, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    (520) 458-0400
    Alpha Tech Coatings Inc
    32240 W Bud Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520) 568-2003
    Southwest Sandblasting and Painting
    11520 E Germann Rd Ste 145, Chandler, AZ 85286
    (480) 792-6677
    Section 8 Powder Coating
    5346 S Desert View Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
    (480) 734-8372
    Springer Industrial Eqpt Inc
    3164 N Colorado St, Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 898-3144
    Custom Coaters of Mesa
    912 E Javelina Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
    (480) 926-2628
    2106 S Extension Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210
    (480) 200-4295
    Vyne Powder Coating
    2452 W Birchwood Ave Ste 113, Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 894-8986
    Gorilla Industrial Coatings
    2605 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 377-8000
    Quality First Powder Coating
    3104 S 52nd St, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (602) 426-1032

    Powder coatings are substances that are commonly applied to metals and other materials as free-flowing, dry powders. The purpose of these powder coatings is to provide protection. This type of coating is typically applied to surfaces electrostatically, and then heated. Hard coats like this are often made from materials like epoxy, ceramic substances or polyurethane. The can be used on anything from guns, to ovens, to bicycles, to tools, to machinery. There are specific systems and processes required for applying powder coatings. For example, chrome aluminum is one type of powder coating that is often used on bicycles and other metals. The application process takes time, but the end result is a protective coat to help the bicycle deal with weather and wear. As you may know, many items you utilize in the home have powder coatings. While some are colored coatings, others are black. For a reasonable price, powder coatings can even be incorporated into DIY projects. However, it is important to learn plenty about this process and the materials involved before getting started with anything on your own. This way you will have a good idea of what you are getting into. You can learn more about custom powder coatings and the manufacturers or company locations that deal with this process by surfing the web. This is also a good way to get more specifics and details regarding materials like epoxy, polyester, ceramics, and polyurethane. Especially if you are interested in doing DIY projects on your own with items like guns, ovens, or other hard surfaces.
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