Powder coating is a process used by many to change the color of wheels, body panels, and trim pieces through applying a colored powder onto a surface.
It's a cool way to switch up your car's looks, but how does it actually work?Unlike a regular paint process, powder coating relies on an electric charge to ensure the powder sticks to a surface, rather than any kind of adhesive.
A specially designed spray gun ionizes the powder as it's being applied, allowing it to naturally stick to the nearest surface.After the surface have been coated, it is baked at around 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, and boom, you've got yourself a newly colored surface.
Powder coating adds to the steel's durability, helping the frame to last longer.
Moisture and humidity can cause metal frames to rust. When applied to steel, powder coating provides a protective barrier that helps prevent corrosion.
Unlike other treatments that can easily crack, peel, chip, and scratch, powder coated steel frames are more durable and less likely to easily crack.
Because of its durability and resistance to abrasion and corrosion, powder coated steel require little to no maintenance.
Long Lasting Finish and Colors.
Powder coating provides a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Because of this, colors stay brighter and vibrant longer than other methods.
The powder coating process has little impact on the environment. It requires no harmful solvents and does not emit vapors or fumes like liquid paint does.