Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to virtually any type of metal that can be used both by industry and consumers. The powder used in the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish.
Hydrographics, also known as water transfer printing, or hydro dipping, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces. The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, and various other materials. The finished product is cleared with either an automotive grade top coat or powder coat clear coat, depending on base material, to give it the most durable finish available.
Ceramic coatings are another way to squeeze out a few more horsepower from your ride. Ceramic coatings are typically used on exhaust components to reduce temperatures. However, their use is not limited to exhaust systems altogether. Ceramic coatings have a very low heat transfer coefficient. This means they do not absorb heat efficiently which makes them an excellent thermal barrier. This is why headers are commonly coated with ceramic paint to keep under hood temperatures low. A byproduct of retaining the heat within the exhaust gas instead of transferring it through the piping of the vehicle is also an increase in power. This occurs because the exhaust gases stay hotter longer which allows them to leave the vehicle at higher velocities. This means a reduction in backpressure and an increase in horsepower will result.
Sand Blasting is one of the most effective pre-treatment options for preparing your project to be powder coated. Sand blasting can gently strip away years of corrosion without using harsh chemical treatments. Sand blasting also leaves the metal with a consistent finish that is ideal for powder coated paint application.