Gary Glass

Benefits of Powder Coated Rims

Powder coating is a different method of applying a finish to any piece of metal. The finish can be used as a decorative accent or protect the metal from rust or damage. Powder coating is used both in manufacturing industries and by the end consumer for many household items and car parts, including powder coated rims.

The powder is made of small resin and pigment particles. During application, these small particles require electroplating services that is sprayed on to the metal to coat it. Since the powder carries a charge and the metal is grounded, it adheres to the surface. It is then heated to fuse the finish to the metal, which results in a durable smooth finish. The end result is a high-quality smooth finish that not only looks great, but it also protects the metal. Powder coating is a popular finish option in North America, and more than 10 percent of all finished metal uses this application process.

Powder coating is so popular because it lasts a long time and is economical, which makes it an ideal choice for powder coated rims. This process also gives manufacturers and consumers a wide variety of colors to choose from for the final piece. This coating is also durable because it resists fading, scratching, chipping and other signs of wear. It can be applied in a gloss, satin, flat, high gloss, metallic, clear or glitter finish. Colors last longer and do not fade like other finishes can. It can also be used for different finishes like wrinkled, smooth or rough.

Powder coating is also environmentally friendly. Other finishes use solvents that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Since powder coating doesn’t contain a solvent, it has almost not VOCs. Companies can save money by not using expensive pollution control equipment when they use powder coating.

Since powder coating doesn’t use VOCs and uses less water than other sealers, it helps companies comply with the EPA. Strict regulation from the EPA is part of the reason this type of finish has become popular in the last three decades.

Powder coating is used on door handles, wheels, bumpers, auto accents, filters, engine parts, truck beds and radiators. A clear powder coat can also be used to protect the finish on painted car parts. Powder coated rims hold up to wear better than other finishes.

One Response to Benefits of Powder Coated Rims

  1. I had no idea that powder coating was environmentally friendly. Our car rims have been looking really sad lately, and we wanted to clean them up a bit. I will definitely have to look and see if there is a shop nearby that can help us out.

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