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Finishing

Powder coating:

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. It is commonly used to coat metal surfaces, but can also be used on other materials such as plastic, glass, and ceramics. The process involves electrostatically charging the powder particles and then spraying them onto the surface to be coated. The charged particles adhere to the surface and form a uniform, durable, and attractive coating. The coated object is then baked in an oven to cure the coating and create a hard, durable finish. Powder coating is often used as an alternative to traditional liquid coatings because it is environmentally friendly, has excellent durability, and offers a wide range of colors and finishes.

We carry a few common colors but can apply any that you wish. Our powers come from prismatic powders.

 

Abrasive blasting:

This can be done with various types of abrasive materials, each with their own unique properties and applications. We offer several types of abrasive materials commonly used in abrasive blasting:

  1. Aluminum oxide: This is a hard and durable abrasive material that is commonly used for heavy-duty cleaning and surface preparation. It is often used on metal surfaces to remove rust, corrosion, and old coatings.

  2. Soda: Soda blasting uses baking soda as an abrasive material to clean and remove contaminants from a variety of surfaces, including metal, wood, and masonry. It is a gentler alternative to traditional abrasive blasting and is often used on delicate surfaces that can be damaged by harder abrasives.

  3. Walnut shell: Walnut shell blasting uses crushed walnut shells as an abrasive material to clean and remove contaminants from surfaces. It is often used in applications where a gentle but effective cleaning method is required, such as cleaning and restoring delicate surfaces or removing paint from cars.

Other abrasive materials that can be used in abrasive blasting include glass beads, steel shot, and plastic media, among others. The choice of abrasive material depends on the surface being treated, the desired finish, and the specific application. It is important to select the appropriate abrasive material and blasting technique to avoid damaging the surface being treated.

 

Alodine:

The Alodine process is commonly used on aluminum surfaces, although it can also be used on other metals such as magnesium and titanium. The resulting coating provides a base for subsequent painting or coating applications, and can also enhance the electrical conductivity of the surface.

In addition to providing corrosion protection and enhancing paint adhesion, Alodine coatings can also improve the surface finish of the metal, creating a smoother and more uniform appearance. The process is often used in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as in other applications where high-performance coatings are required.

Cerakote:

Cerakote is a brand of ceramic-based finish that is used to protect and enhance the appearance of various surfaces. It is a type of thin-film ceramic coating that provides a durable, protective layer on metals, plastics, and other materials. Cerakote is known for its excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, and impacts.

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