Powder 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.
Most 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!
Environmental 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.

Griff's Buell XB12S • Powdercoating on Wheels, Seat Supports & Fairing Back.
A classic example of how not to do it, powdercoating right over the bearings hole and disc mounting surface!