Like all painting procedures, the first step is preparation. Powder Coating relies on a clean surface free of rust and impurities to achieve the best possible finish. All jobs are subjected to some sort of surface preparation, whether that be cleaning and sanding or abrasive blasting.
Here at Advanced Powder Coating, we use several methods of cleaning and preparation for your items prior to powder coating.
For items that require a chemical treatment, we utilize large tanks that we submerge items into for a period of time until the substrate is free of all paint and is ready for powder coating.
All raw aluminium extrusions require chemical treatments prior to powder coating. The process of Phosphating aluminium is important as it removes any foreign oils on the substrate. This is essential to ensure the longevity of the powder coating, especially on items that are being fitted with glass or seals as it may be very difficult to rectify if the powder coating fails.
Some items may be too delicate for sand blasting and for this reason,some items may require hand stripping with the use of gel strippers, hand sanders and linishers to complete the preparation process before powder coating.
We are happy to discuss the best possible option for your project. Remember preparation is the key to a quality long lasting finish.
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Powder Coating is a process where a dry powder consisting of a solvent -free dry mix of plastic resins, pigment and fillers are sprayed onto the surface of an item. The powder is electrostatically charged so that it holds onto the item. The item is then placed in an oven and heated which causes a chemical reaction so that the powder melts and fuses together to create a smooth and highly durable finish. This process is the most durable finish on the market and is used in most industries.
Our powder coating processes are applied using the most recent technology and we only use high quality brands of powder to ensure that the finish is the best it can possibly be.
As accredited Dulux Powder Coaters, we can also provide a Dulux Steel Shield Warranty which is a warranty consisting of two parts- a colour warranty ( for fade & chalking) and a corrosion warranty. This warranty is an assurance of quality powder coating that is backed and certified by Dulux.
For more information about the Dulux Steel Shield Warranty, please email us the materials/substrates and location of your project.
We also provide wet paint and epoxy painting for projects which require epoxy paint specifications. For items that require sand blasting only, we can finish the item in an Automotive grade etch primer to seal its surface and avoid it from flash rusting.