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Powder Coating Fitness Equipment

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by byersbushblog

It does not matter if you have a whole lot of fitness equipment or just a few pieces, you have to consider the best protection based on the amount of your investment. This is why it is often recommended to use the technologically advanced powder coating process. Powder coating fitness equipment will result in a durable and clean finish if done properly. You can also ensure that you have an environmental friendly atmosphere for exercising and getting healthy. Let’s take a look at other related issues.

Extensive Protection

When we talk about fitness equipment, we automatically think of something made from steel. It may be a treadmill, barbells, or a bicycle, all of these can be prone to abrasion and corrosion. This is one of the reasons why you should powder coat your fitness equipment.

The finish provided by powder coating gives the equipment resistance to these threats with a bonus of excellent color integrity that is guaranteed to last for an extremely long time. The durable exterior finish of powder coating means you do not have to worry about chipping or cracking as you use your fitness equipment in the gym or on the road.

Want to match the color of your fitness equipment with the interior of your gym? No problem, powder coating gives you a wide choice of colors that can be applied to the finish. You may also choose specific textures or finishes for your equipment. When done by a professional, you may also avail of powder coating solutions that will help get rid of squeaks and noise that are commonly heard from fitness equipment.

In essence, it is like you are benefitting from a self-lubricating effect. You do not even have to worry about hard to reach areas because professionals have been trained to ensure that every inch of your fitness equipment gets the proper amount of coating. You have plastic parts on your equipment? The good news is that powder coating can also be used to deliver an excellent finish on plastic machine parts.

The Coating Advantages

Essentially, when we talk about powder coating, we are talking about a dry coating process that makes use of a free-flowing dry powder that does not need solvent. It makes use of electrostatic energy or a fluidized bed combined with a curing oven to melt the powder and create a thin film-like surface that is more durable than conventional paint.

This gives your fitness equipment the advantages of:

  • Not being subjected to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC);
  • Having thicker coatings than any conventional liquid coating can create and without the sagging or running effect;
  • Being sprayed and over sprayed while having the ability to recycle the powder and achieve close to 100% usage; and
  • Having a more uniform coat both horizontally and vertically compared to other liquid coating procedures.

The Process

So how will powder coating fitness equipment go? The process is not as complicated as you may initially think.

  1. Pretreatment is a must if you want to get a good quality finish. All parts that will be powder coated will be subjected to a high temperature iron phosphate rinse in order to protect it from corrosion in the future.
  2. One everything has been pre-cleaned, a special electrostatic spray gun will be used to apply a thin layer of powder with the help of anywhere from 30,000 to 90,000 volts of energy. This will allow the powder to stick to the pre-heated surface of the parts to be coated.
  3. Using static electricity, the coated parts will be oven baked in temperatures ranging from 375 to 415 degrees. This is where the dry powder is melted to an almost gel-like state to be subjected to further curing so that it can harden and create a tough plastic-like coat.

To make sure that the final coat is completely hard and has no porosity, the powder coating process should be handled by an experienced professional like Byers Bush Powder Coating. Contact Byers Bush today to let us give you a high performance powder coating for your fitness equipment and stay fit with your fitness investment for a long time without worrying about corrosion.

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