What is Powder Coating?
Cured in an industrial oven, powder coating
is a durable and beautiful metal finishing
solution for a vast array of products.
Why Use Powder Coating?
Powder Coating is the “paint of the future”. It is superior to liquid paint in nearly every way. Shoreline Coatings provides quality powder coating services throughout Connecticut. There are several distinct advantages in choosing powder coating over conventional liquid painting:
- Tough and durable
- Incredible longevity
- Corrosion and resistant
- Chemical resistant
- Infinite variety of colors
- UV stable
- Environmentally friendly
- Superior look and performance
How Does Powder Coating Work?
Dry powder (tiny particles of color pigment) is electrostatically charged as it flows out of the tip of specially designed powder coating guns. It is then attracted to the substrate with an opposite electrostatic charge. It clings to the part while it’s cured (melts) in an industrial oven. After the part is cured, and cools to room temperature, it’s ready to be put back into service.
Powder Coating Applications
Everyone can benefit from powder coating in one way or another. From heavy equipment and machinery, to bicycle frames – Powder Coating is widely accepted as a great finishing method. Even outdoor lawn furniture, household knickknacks and lawn care equipment. At Shoreline Coatings, we love to push the limits on what can be powder coated: We’ve even gone so far as to powder coat toilets! All-in-all, from a golden “throne” to industrial machinery, we’ve got you covered!
Marine Powder Coating
Powder coat has gotten a bit of a bad reputation in the marine community in the last few years, due to mass production powder coating facilities. In these facilities, the basics of powder coating prep work has been forsaken and thus the marine community is left with parts that are chipping and flaking off after a year. Marine parts MUST be sandblasted, and also benefit greatly from a primer basecoat. At Shoreline Coatings, we etch the surface of all marine work with 100 grit aluminum oxide abrasive and use a zinc epoxy primer to ensure years and years of coating integrity.