Gary Glass

Powder coating began in North America 30 years ago. Since then it has become the quickest growing technology used for finishing in the United States. The application is done electrostatically with a charge to the particles of powder. They are then directly applied to the surface of the metal. Once the powder has adhered it is put into a curing oven. The powder melts, cures and bonds to the surface and becomes a coating that is high in quality, durable and has a uniform finish. The finish is a lot tougher than regular paint and is safer for the environment. Powder coating motorcycle wheels is accomplished the same way.

Advantages of Powder Coating

The coatings have numerous color and finishing options. The selection of textures will hide imperfections in the surface as well as extending the life of the product. The coating is also resistant to rust, corrosion, scratches and temperatures. Since disposal, shipping and replacement are not required powder coating will save you money. These benefits are extremely important when powder coating motorcycle parts. Cleaning the coating as well as maintenance is easy and simple.

The Cleaning Process

Regular cleaning is required to keep the shiny appearance of the coating. Corn starch is the best substance to use when cleaning off oily fingerprints. A wipe down once a week with soap and water is highly recommended. After the coating is clean the use of carnauba wax will keep the finish looking fresh. Do not use gritty polishes and cleaners made for wheels since they may cause the finish to dull.

Powder coating should not come in contact with acetone-based solvents, brake fluid, battery acids, carburetor cleaners or contact cleaners as they can dissolve some of the coating. Arranging to have a consultation about powder coating to answer any questions you may have is recommended.

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