What Is Powder Coating and How Is It Done?

Powder Coating on Vehicle

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a substance, which is electrostatically applied, baked on polymer resin finish that is known to be more durable than paint. What makes this substance unique is that it is resistant to weather, scratches and ultraviolet exposure. As a result, it will not peel, flake or fade and will maintain a like-new condition for many years.

By using our multistep process, which includes a phosphorus pretreatment process, filtered spray booths and a variable temperature industrial oven, consumers will be able to get a finish that is at a professional quality at all times. As well as having resistance to light and weather, powder coating is a very environmentally friendly finish as well.

How Powder Coating Differs from Paint

Powder Coating Motorcycle Rims

When comparing powder coating to paint, you must know that this substance is not paint. The substance known as paint has a colored pigment that is suspended in a solution that is wet and then dries up. Once it dries, the molecules of the substances pigment bond with each other to create a skin of paint that is visible on surfaces.

Powder coating is a substance that is made out of pure powder. Instead of being a wet liquid, it is a substance that can be used as a dry finish. With this substance, the particles that become the finish are very small that are made out of polymer resin. The substance has the same texture as flour.

Since powder coating is a dry substance, it is not able to be painted on surfaces like traditional paint. Instead, powder coating is placed on surfaces with a technique known as electrostatic spray deposition.

The particles of powder coating are very dry just like dust, therefore people who use this substance can easily apply it on surfaces without making a mess and waiting for it to dry over time. When using powder coating, people can use one color to spray over a surface over and over again while recycling it.

What this means is that powder coating can be used multiple times until it is uses up 100% of its capacity in a container.

What Makes Powder Coating a Better Option

For a typical motorcycle enthusiast, there are a number of benefits with powder coating. One of the top benefits of powder coating is that it is more durable than wet paint. It is able to withstand the impact of chips, scratches and ultraviolet light exposure.

In fact, this substance will have the color enhanced with sunlight. Using powder coating is ideal for construction because it maintains its color during all seasons and in varying weather conditions. When looking to apply coloring to vehicles such as motorcycles, powder coating is the ideal option to use.

By powder coating motorcycle rims, those who own a vehicle or motorcycle can quickly and easily enhance the appearance of the wheels. To learn more about powder coating and have any of your questions answered, contact us for a free consultation today.


The Powder Coating Urban Legend


There is an existing urban legend that powder coating motorcycle rims, or candy chrome rims, can do damage to the wheels. One main reason this is an urban legend is that this is in direct opposition to the truth. Powder coating actually is the best way to get the job done, and should be a preferred method to painting or other techniques to apply different colors to wheels.

A Safe Process

The temperatures used in powder coating rarely are in excess of 425 degrees. This is important because the material in question is aluminum or steel. Metal alloys are put through 1800+ degrees in production, which is considerably warmer than 425 degrees, the temperature most people think warp rims.

Along with the heat of powder coating being a non-factor, there is also the aluminum treatment process, which adds a safeguard as well as protection. The chemical bath and coating treatment will illuminate any cracks before getting to the coating step.

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Because of the application process, there is no waste involved with powder coating. The aforementioned “liquid” coatings are a considerably less eco-friendly method. The ease of that application process is also another advantage of powder coating. Being a more forgiving application process, a minor application mistake can be simply rectified.





Powder Coating is Durable


Durability is yet another benefit and factor to consider when applying color, across the industry powder coating is simply considered a more durable finish. If this wasn’t enough to tip the scales, powder coating is also cost effective. The previously mentioned benefit of having no waste equates to savings, just as an example.

A smarter, better and cost effective way to get the look you want is powder coating, unless you believe in urban legends.