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Shield Your Non Metallic Equipment with Powder Coating

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by byersbushblog

Most people know that metallic objects can be powder coated and many even understand that the coating process is a magnetic one. What many people don’t realize is that non-magnetic items can be coated as well by some companies. They rely on a process known as pre-heating in order to coat the objects effectively and it’s a pretty simple way to get an even coating of powder material all over an object.

How it Works

Instead of adhering the powdered material to the object using magnetic attraction, it’s held in place with heat itself. The object to be coated is placed in an oven without any powder and heated up to a high temperature. When it reaches a hot enough temperature it’s removed from the oven and sprayed with the powdered material.

The material melts on contact and creates a coating over the object. While it still typically has to be placed back in the oven to complete the coating, the process is a good way to get things started and to create a protective coating on objects that aren’t metallic.

What can be Powder Coated?

There are several different types of materials that can be powder coated besides metals. On top of a range of metals, glass, wood, MDF and even some highly durable plastics can be powder coated using the heat method. It’s not necessary for the object to be a conductor as long as it can withstand temperatures of 400 degrees Fahrenheit without a problem.

Coating Objects Yourself

If you wish to protect some of the objects you have around your home you can set up a small powder coating operation right in the comfort of your home. Unfortunately it is going to be difficult to protect larger items and to get a nice even coating without spending a significant amount of money on tools, equipment and training.

It’s entirely possible to coat smaller items in a standard oven, though you’ll want an oven other than the one you cook your food in to use. You can set up that standard oven to handle small tasks but you’ll still find it hard to get even results for most applications with equipment that’s affordable.

To apply the powder you’ll need a capable air compressor attached to a powder sprayer. Then you’ll need some sort of booth to contain the powder as you spray if you don’t want to waste it. Getting the proper setup will be much more expensive than simply hiring a company to do the work, and you’ll still have to learn how to operate all that equipment, but it can be a good way to save money over time if you coat a lot of small objects and don’t mind spending the time doing the work.

Hiring a Company to do the Work

If you don’t like the thought of buying all that equipment and learning how to use it properly to powder coat the items you want protected, you can hire a company to do the work instead. You’ll save money on the project, you’ll get it back faster and best of all you’ll enjoy higher quality results in the end. That’s the real benefit of working with professionals to get your work done and in most instances it is well worth the investment.

Not every company will be able to powder coat non-metallic objects though, so it’s important to look around. When you want quality work done make sure that you rely on a proven company such as Byers Bush to take care of it. That way you don’t have to worry about mistakes being made or work not being covered like it should.

Contact Byers Bush to get the professional powder coater does the powder coating for your metallic and non metallic equipment and saves you the headache of coating your equipment yourself.

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