Powder coating is a type of paint coating that does not come in liquid form like the standard paints. It is a type of painting procedure that makes use of oven heat in order to melt the powder coating. When the powder coating melts, it sticks to the surface of the vehicle. This method is also considered a protective coating for the vehicle.
Powder coating is used on different surfaces, but it is usually used for vehicles, such as motorcycles. There are different types of powder coating that are available. They may differ in the quality and the price. Also, the type of powder coating can affect how long it will last on the surface.
Here are the different types of powder coating that are available:
- Epoxy. Epoxy is the type of powder coating that is used for mechanical objects. It is also corrosion resistant and considered the best type of powder coating for chemical resistance. This type of powder coating is also known for its flexibility and toughness. This is mainly used for interior applications for different types of appliances that are used at home, industrial equipment, electrical components and also for different types of furniture and office supplies. This can be a ceramic coating or a metal coating or metal finishing. This type of coating can last for up to a few months before it starts to fade.
- Epoxy Polyester. This type of powder coating is very useful for decorative purposes or finishes while still being able to protect the object, as it is also anti-corrosive. Epoxy polyester powder coatings are typically used for office furniture, different types of appliances that are found at home, power tools, industrial shelving and also industrial equipment. This type of powder coating can last up to a year.
- Low Baker Polyester. This type of powder coating is very durable. The coating can be thicker for this type of powder coating. It also gives a glossy finish to the object that is going to be painted, and the colors do not fade as fast as the other types of powder coatings. The prices of these powder coatings may differ from each other. Low Bake Polyester is usually used for outdoor furniture, windows and different electrical components. This is also the best option to use if you are planning on powder coating your vehicle.
These are known as the three basic types of powder coating that are available. If you are planning to powder coat some equipment, make sure that you choose the best type of powder coat for the job. You can consult with someone at the hardware store regarding the different options that you have. If you are going to powder coat a vehicle, you can just bring it to an auto shop or a company that specializes in powder coating vehicles, so that you are sure that the powder coating is done professionally. If you are used to doing powder coating, you can also do it yourself, but be sure to wear protective gear, such as goggles and gloves.