Why Powder Coat
What is powder coating and why do you need it?
Powder Coating in its simplest terms is a process in which powder is applied to metal and is heated until the powder hardens and forms a coating over the part. There are many more technical details involved-but the good news is all you need to know about powder coating is our location.
ARROW TAKES CARE OF IT ALL.
Things you see every day have been powder coated: furniture, fences, filing cabinets, mailboxes, bicycle frames, ductwork, metal sculptures, cars, appliances, lawnmowers, basketball goals…the list goes on and on.
Due to the numerous advantages and uses, it is easy to see how powder coating can add that finishing touch to the piece you have worked so hard making. Shouldn’t your product stand out from the rest?
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Now the question is “Why would you not powder coat at Arrow?”
A few advantages to using powder coating over other finishes:
More Durable Finish
Resistant to corrosion
Resistant to peeling
Resistant to cracking
Resistant to impact
More Attractive Finish
Wide selection of powders
Protects the Environment
No hazardous waste
Requires less energy
Less energy expenses
Less waste to dispose
Less manpower is needed
Less expenses means lower prices
For Best Results
Since the powder adheres to the raw metal, the metal surface needs to be clean and free of contaminants.
Although we always inspect the parts, for best results the metal should be free of:
- Old Paint
- Weld Slag
- Laser Scale
We can media blast buildup of most of the above contaminants. We also have several partners that offer chemical stripping, burn-off, and/or sandblasting in extreme cases.