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What to do for a Chipped or Rusting Powder Coated Cage

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Any parrot owner will tell you that, if you’re looking for the best use of your money, a solid and resilient cage is the area to focus on.

Indeed, experienced parrot owners will also go so far as to tell what kind of cage to opt for, and nine times out of ten they’ll recommend a powder coated cage, which offers increased longevity and durability over its steel-based counterparts.

The only real benefit a stainless steel cage can offer a parrot owner is that, due to its lack of heavy duty coating, it won’t run the risk of chipping or other means of surface damage.

Of course, there are numerous reasons chipping is a problem. Firstly, it can only be exacerbated by the beak/s of your parrot/s, but more importantly, it can pose a health risk, and leave the surface susceptible to rust and once rust has set in, the structural integrity and overall quality of the cage is in question.

A simple paint job is not a real option, as traditional liquid paint offers little defense against a parrot, and poses toxic risks that can be detrimental to the health of the parrot. Luckily, powder coating offers a great solution to the problem of a chipped or rusting cage.

What is powder coating and why is it a good solution?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process which utilizes an electrostatic charge to adhere to surfaces. The powder coating is then set in a curing oven, after which the materials covered can be put to use.

Given its reliance on electrostatic charge, powder coats are able to cover surfaces seamlessly, and are very difficult for even the most mischievous beaks to penetrate!

Powder coats are also completely non-toxic, meaning that, even if the parrot inside the cage does somehow manage to dislodge a fraction of the material, said material does not pose a health risk to the parrot.

Furthermore, opting for powder coating offers a cheaper solution than that of purchasing a new cage entirely, without simultaneously offering an inferior final result. Powder coating cuts off the rusting process and prevents it from being exacerbated, either in virtue of being exposed to the open air, or simply as a result of affecting the integrity of the cage and leaving it open to further damage at the hands (or rather, beak!) of the parrot.

If you’d like to learn more about powder coating your parrot cage, contact Byers Bush on 905-625-4334.

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