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Reasons Why Plascoat PPA 571 should be used near the Sea

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by byersbushblog

When you live near the ocean, metal doesn’t stand a chance. That’s because the air from the sea contains salt and a whole lot of humidity. Together those two ingredients spell disaster for metal and lead to corrosion in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately not many protective coatings can stand up to salt and moisture either.

That’s why you have to be very selective when choosing paints, powder coats or other protective applications. While a standard powder coat wouldn’t do much against a regular ocean breeze, Plascoat PPA571 is designed to hold up over time and offer the protection you need.

Extended Performance

Powder coated protection is tested by hitting it with a salt spray over and over again. When you’re looking for a product that’s going to stand up to ocean spray you want something that performs well on the salt spray test. That’s exactly why PPA 571 is such a good solution.

It’s already been proven to work and can be relied on to get the job done. Extensive tests show that the working life for the Plascoat PPA 571 is up to 70 years. It’s certified by SGS to last five years in very heavy industrial marine environments and 10 years in standard conditions, but should last considerably longer than that very conservative estimate.

Can be Applied on Site

While it’s faster and more effective to put the Plascoat powder coat on in a factory environment, there are some installers who put the coating on right in the field. They can apply the coating using spray guns and apply it to lengthy pieces of equipment without a problem. Most suppliers will want the equipment sent in to them to work on, but the right companies will be willing to come out to your location and apply the protective coating right there for a fee.

Low Water Absorption

Some powder coatings aren’t suitable for use around water because they absorb water too readily. Plascoat PPA 571 doesn’t suffer from this problem. It absorbs less water than most of the other options on the market, including nylon coatings.

Goes on Fast

Unlike other options, this particular coating doesn’t require a primer. That means it goes on very quickly and it adheres to properly prepared surfaces readily. While you will wait several days to have a standard powder coat put on. PPA 571 can be done in just a day or two without issue and it’s more cost effective since a primer isn’t used during the process.

Getting PPA 571

If you are looking for a reliable coating for a harsh environment you should look for a supplier that offers PPA 571. Only some companies specialize in this product, and it’s important to find one of them if you want the best coating that you can get for your application. Byers Bush is one of the companies that offer this coating type and the business is a large powder coating operation. Look for suppliers in your area that also offer the service and you’ll have a coating that you can rely on.

Without the coating you’ll spend money to replace your railings and other metal equipment at least once a decade. With the protective coating you can dramatically cut down on your replacement needs and rely on the same equipment for a bit longer. Sure it won’t solve all of your problems, but the coating will certainly make a major difference. Consider having it added when your equipment is installed or getting the coating put on before the installation is ever performed. You’ll wonder why you didn’t seek this solution against corrosion sooner. It’s that good.

Contact Byers Bush to get your metal equipment powder coated with Plascoat PPA 571 a metal corrosion preventing coating.

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