Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin." The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as aluminum, steel, and magnesium. Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium density fiberboard), to be powder coated using different methods.

There are several advantages of powder coating over conventional liquid coatings:

1.Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compound (VOC).

2.Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.

3.Powder coating overspray can be recycled and thus it is possible to achieve nearly 100% use of the coating.

4.Powder coating production lines produce less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings.

5.Capital equipment and operating costs for a powder line are generally less than for conventional liquid lines.

6.Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.

7.A wide range of specialty effects is easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.

  8.   Over 6,500 colors available, with custom color matching.

For any overly specific questions see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powdercoating

It contains more information than even we knew about powdercoating.

A few years ago, while searching for something strong enough to coat headers with, we came upon ceramic coating. Ceramic coating is a coating using ceramic (imagine that), it can resist temperatures up to 1800º F. Ceramic coating also insulates your headers eliminating heat in your engine and engine compartment. Not only is this stuff heat resistant, it can take a pretty good beating too. Ceramic coated objects that aren’t too big can also be polished (not quite chrome, but pretty darn close). Ceramic coats are available in many different colors:

  1. BulletMag silver

  2. BulletTitanium

  3. BulletTungsten

  4. BulletCobalt

  5. BulletGold

  6. BulletSatin silver

  7. BulletJet black

  8. BulletDesert sage

  9. BulletBlack velvet


Putting a clear ceramic coat over your powdercoated things can improve their durability and chemical resistance (great for motorcycle fuel tanks).

Media blasting is pretty much shooting an abrasive substance (crushed walnuts in our case) at something to get the paint off without damaging or affecting the underlying material. So, if you have an old car and would like all of the layers of paint off without damaging the body panels we are your guys.