The PPA 571 coating protect metal fencing from corrosion for 15 years

Archive for February, 2014

Powder Coating vs. Painting a Chassis

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by byersbushblog

When you are finishing your race car, you have a couple of choices in regard to your chassis.  You can paint the chassis, or you can powder coat it.

It needs to be protected in some fashion so that it doesn’t end up looking rough and beat up.  Typically, we think of paint when we are finishing race cars. (more…)

Corrosion Protection Methods

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Corrosion refers to the deterioration of metal.  This is caused by chemical reactions that occur between the metal itself and the surrounding environment.

One example of corrosion is rust.  The rate of corrosion can be slowed or stopped by using corrosion protection methods. (more…)

What is Thermoplastic?

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Thermoplastic is a form of plastic that is composed of polymer resins.  When heated, a thermoplastic becomes liquid; when cooled, thermoplastic hardens to a solid.

A thermoplastic can also be frozen, which creates a glass-like state, and it can shatter.  One of the things that is particularly interesting about a thermoplastic is that all of these states can be reversed. (more…)

What is Sandblasting?

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by byersbushblog

The term “sandblasting” describes the practice of spraying fine particles at high velocity in order to clean a surface.  Sandblasting can also be used to etch a surface.

Sandblasting earned its name because, in the past, sand was typically used in the process.  However, we know now that inhaling the sand particles can cause a lung disease called silicosis. (more…)

What is Powder Coating?

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Powder coating is treating a metal with a protective outer layer that increases its ability to resist rust, corrosion, and exposure to natural elements.  It is commonly used coat and protect items that will be used outdoors.

The powder coating substance is typically made of phosphates and a blend of fine metal particles, such as titanium. (more…)