Why Powder Coat your Metal Parts?
Powder Coating is one of the Strongest, Greenest and Best Finishes you can apply to metal. When compared to liquid paint; a powder coated finish is tougher, more durable, and longer lasting. It protects the metal and extends the life of your product. Powder coating is the best value in terms of cost savings over the lifetime of the product. Why spend money on ineffective coating methods that require touch-ups year after year when you can powder coat once and enjoy for many years to come?
What makes Our Process Better
The key to a quality powder coated finish is 95% preparation and 5% application. We spend a lot of time prepping parts to make sure they are absolutely perfect before we apply the powder coat. This involves a combination of degreasing parts, chemically stripping old finishes and sand etching parts to ensure they have a perfect surface for the new powder to stick to.
When you shop around, make sure you ask how parts are stripped. Most shops we have encountered either use sandblasting (which when done improperly can heat warp and damage metal), a wildly toxic and acidic chemical stripper that can melt human flesh, cause cancer and least importantly damage your parts permanently, or a combination of both. We didn't want to lose a limb or get cancer and we certainly didn't want to damage your parts, so we set out to find a better solution.
We decided to go with an alkaline stripping solution called Greensolv. Using a combination of time and temperature the GreenSolv solution does a beautiful job of removing pre-existing coatings without damaging the parts. This includes the ability to strip magnesium without damage and stripping polished wheels without dulling the polish! Greensolv is even biodegradable. It also does a wonderful job getting off some of the hardest coatings. Believe it or not German and Italian wheels (BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley) have some of the hardest coatings from the factory. GreenSolv is able to get these coatings and many others off without causing cancer, melting skin or damaging the parts. Once parts go through the Greensolv process they get sand etched (a very gentle process that doesn't warp the metal) and move forward through the rest of our process. When we learned that HRE Wheels has Greensolv in place for their wheel stripping we knew we were on the right track. The results speak for themselves!