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Powder Coating offers the consumer a superior finish while adding many performance properties such as excellent resistance to corrosion, heat, impact, abrasion, UV rays and extreme weather conditions.
Is this a new process and where is it used? Although powder coating is relatively new to some markets, the process has been around for approximately 50 years. It has been the number one finish choice of many manufacturers in a wide range of industries for many years. Powder coating finishes can be found on motorcycles, automobile parts and frames, agricultural equipment, garden equipment, aviation parts and recreation equipment including bicycles, boats, recreational vehicles, ATVs and golf equipment, etc. A superior finish combined with durability greatly reduces required maintenance and extends the life of any coated product thus making powder coating the right choice.
How does the process work? The process is relatively simple. A finely ground powder is applied to the piece and adheres electrostatically. The part is then placed in an oven where the powder melts, flows, and fuses to itself producing a continuous hard coating.
Does powder coating require any preparation? The key to a long lasting powder coat finish is in the preparation of the metal. Our shop takes great care in the preparation process. We blast each part down to bare metal thus creating a rough surface assuring good adhesion and consistent powder flow. Each piece is then washed down with a chemical cleaner to assure that all additives are removed from the surface. We then pre-bake each piece to purge trapped moisture, oils and gasses that cause reactions in the finish. Without special preparation, the durability of a powder coated part may be no better than a painted piece.
What kind of metal can be coated? Parts made from aluminum, steel, brass, copper, bronze and titanium can be powder coated. Magnesium and Aluminum Castings may experience out-gassing causing bubbles in the finish.
What do I need to do to prepare my piece for you? The parts we received in our shop must be totally disassembled and degreased.
Can polished parts be coated in clear? Clear powder coat is available in semi gloss and high gloss. Polished parts coated with clear eliminates the need to polish your parts.
If I ship my parts to Prism Powder Coating Services, how do I package them? We ask you to ship your parts in a sturdy box and place padding between them so they do not rub together. Please place small parts in a plastic ziploc bag. Please also insure your shipment. We will package parts carefully and return them to you COD unless we agree on other arrangements with you.
What forms of payment do you accept? We accept Visa, Mastercard or money orders. We do not accept checks!
What is the approximate turnaround time on jobs? We complete all jobs in the order they are received. We offer timely service, however, we do not rush a job because we take great pride in providing quality work. We try to keep turnaround time to a maximum of 3 weeks. We will notify you of any delays.