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Rely on Powder Coating than Anodizing

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by byersbushblog

There’s no denying that anodized products look great, because they do. That fresh lustrous coating makes metals stand out and gives them a nice professional look. Unfortunately anodizing equipment can be quite expensive, and that’s why many people choose to go with powder coating instead. Sadly there haven’t been many comparable power coat finishes to an anodized finish, at least until now.

Byers Bush, a local powder coating specialist, managed to secure a supply of material that closely matches anodized silver, bronze and black. It’s offers all the benefits of a powder coating finish with that great anodized look that so many customers are interested in.

More Affordable Finish                                                                                                  

One of the main downsides of an anodized coating is all the money that you have to spend to obtain it. It can be quite a bit more expensive than powder coating, without offering many real benefits besides the improved look. That’s why when you can get the look with a powder coat alternative you’ll save money without losing out on anything.

Increased Durability

While an anodized finish is more resistant to abrasions, it doesn’t stand up to acidic environments as effectively.

If you live in an area that suffers from acid rain, or you are putting equipment in an environment that is going to be hit by acids on an occasional basis it makes a lot of sense to go with a powder coating over an anodized finish.

A Smoother Finish

A good thick powder coat finish often hides lines and defects that will show right through on an anodized product. That means that you can take a less-than-stellar looking piece of equipment and fix it up to look nice and smooth after applying the finished coat.

Most anodizing is performed early on in a products life to ensure that it looks good, but a powder coat finish with the anodized look can be applied at any time and still look great once it is finished.

Faster Turnaround Time

The anodizing process isn’t lengthy when performed on a small scale, but when you are having medium to large sized pieces treated it can take quite a while to get professional results. This isn’t an issue with a powder coat finish and that’s why you’ll often enjoy faster turnaround times when ordering a powder coated finish.

Byers Bush offers its customers a three-day turnaround time, ensuring that customers have their items back quickly and on a timeframe they can depend on. This wait time isn’t realistic with most anodizing applications and you’ll have to be quite a bit more patient.

Easier to Clean

Once your equipment has been powder coated you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to clean. Most of the time a damp cloth will wipe off any dirt, debris and buildup that you have to deal with. This is because the finished surface is so smooth and moisture resistant.

An anodized piece of metal is very similar to the original piece of metal in terms of difficulty to clean. This means that graffiti other damaging markings won’t come off as easily and maintenance will be more time consuming for this reason, especially on equipment that is going to be used by the general public.

There are benefits to having your equipment anodized and to having it powder coated, but it’s up to you to decide which benefits matter most to you. With a good powder coat finish from Byers Bush you can have a quality anodized look while retaining many of the other benefits that you would get with an anodized finish while enjoying all the powder coat benefits as well.

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