coating is a process of coating a surface with a powder paint applied
using an electrostatic method. The applied powder is heated (cured)
to its melting point, after which it flows to form a smooth film which
dries to a firm, durable finish that is very resistant to scratches,
cracking, peeling, UV rays and Rust.
The entire powder coating process involves several steps, generally:
degreasing, blasting, chemi-stripping, degassing (out gassing) and
masking. Finally, fully curing the powder in the oven, generally at
200 degrees C, for 10 to 20 min (varies), making sure the oven is
preheated to temp. Powder coating can even be applied to engine parts
including cylinders, heads, crank cases...and it will not burn off.
commercial powder coaters use cheap powders that are more cost effective
for the type of work they are doing. We search out high quality powders
from different suppliers across the UK and Europe. We have most base
colours and specials such as Ducati red and Cadbury's purple in stock
as well as Translucents, Candy's, Metallics and of course a very High
Gloss Black which is comparable with 2 pack black. Also, we can supply
an older type gloss black suitable for pre-1950 motorcycles and a
beautiful satin black. Applied properly you will not have an orange
peel or wrinkly finish, you should expect to have a very high gloss
show winning result....we never powdercoat garden furniture or chair
legs etc, as we are not prepared to lower our standards!
issues are of significant interest and importance to the government
and general public today. Unlike many liquid paints, powder coatings
are compliant with environmental regulations. Liquid paints often
contain solvents, which can contribute to air pollution and, in some
cases, ozone depletion. Powder coatings are free of such pollutants.
Wet painting processes can generate sludge, which must be disposed
of into hazardous waste landfills. Properly formulated powder coatings
generate no such hazardous waste.
XB12S Powdercoating on Wheels, Seat Supports & Fairing Back.