Industrial coatings are products engineered specifically for their protective and functional properties, but while protection is their underlying goal, they also can be used for their aesthetic properties.
Most industrial coatings are used for corrosion control of steel that is exposed to the weather or close to a salt water environment, but they can be used in a variety of industries and these industrial-grade products can be used for a number of applications.
We use and highly recommend Dulux as do our clients.
Dulux coating systems are usually a 4 step process and can include:
1. Sand blasting to class 2.5
2. Metal shield primer
4. Duramax or Durebild
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Once the sand blasting process has been completed, the next stage is to paint which is always recommended to the customer while the job is freshly blasted. If you are not sure on what coating to use, contact us and speak to one of our trained staff who can help.
All blasted vehicles and components are painted in a specific Automotive grade paint to allow you to continue the restoration process after the vehicle leaves our workshop. We use an automotive 2 pak paint which all panel shops use.
The first layer of paint for any raw steel is zinc rich etch primer (zinc phosphate). We use this etch primer to seal the vehicle and to stop the metal from oxidizing. This process is applied almost immediately after the vehicle has been blasted, as the metal will oxidize very quickly, especially during winter when a lot of moisture is present in the air.
Some blasting companies use a clear primer that they spray over the bare metal to seal the vehicle once blasted. They claim this is much better than an etch primer as you can see the repairs that need to be done on the vehicle.
This is in fact NOT recommended and we do not apply this chemical as it is NOT an automotive paint product .Rather, it is a chemical that is used on structural raw steel to avoid flash rust while the steel is being cut/ welded/ fabricated and normally gets blasted off after the item has been fabricated in preparation for its next coating.
Almost all major paint suppliers will NOT warrant their paint if applied over this chemical as they cannot guarantee adhesion to this product and the longevity of their product being applied over it.
Along with etch priming, we can also finish your items in a 2-pak paint in any colour you desire.
We can also colour match items to match your car 's colour for parts such as:
-Ute trays / canopies
-Truck trays and ute bodies
-Other car parts and accessories.
For further information, please give us a call and speak to one of our highly trained staff who will advise you and guide you through the process.