Motorcycle Frames, Wheels & Parts
POWDER COATING PROCESS
The powder coating process uses an environmentally friendly, solvent free dry mix of plastic resins, pigments and fillers that melt and fuse together when heated. The solid particles of the coating are electrostatically charged in a spray gun and carried by low velocity air to the surface of the piece to be coated. The electrostatic charge holds the powder particles in place while the part is cured in a 400-degree oven. The heat of the oven causes a chemical reaction to occur and the powder to gel and cure which creates a highly durable finish.
Everyday we hear about pollution and its effect on the environment. A lot of that pollution comes from harmful solvents, and thinners used in various wet paint processes. Many liquid paints are actually toxic. Metal plating such as nickel and chrome use heavy metals that are extremely toxic to the environment. Powder coating is the environmentally friendly alternative to toxic wet paints and heavy metal plating.
Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process. Powder coating is fast becoming the technology of choice for all types of products. Since the powder coating process does not use solvents in any way, VOC emission problems are eliminated.
We get the question - What is powder coating from many companies. Powder coating is just that, powder. It is non toxic, it can be used on food service equipment and in it's powder form, is no more harmful than dust. When it is cured it becomes a tough and weather resistant coating for motorcycle frames, car chassis, wheels, outdoor furniture metal doors, park benches, hand rails, signs and virtually any other metal product. Powder coating offers a host of colors and can even be color matched to liquid paint colors.
Any metal object that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of the curing process can be powder coated. Powder coating can be applied to intricate surfaces and still maintain a uniform finish across the entire piece. A powder coat can be applied to items such as: