We are committed to providing the best possible finish for your project, and have been for nearly 20 years. We have an experience refined and proven process we use to coat every single part that enters our facility. We employ an indexing batch approach that allows for a more personal touch and increased quality control. For more information about our company’s history, check out the “About Us” section underneath the Home page.
Waste Reduction (Cleaning)
During the coating process, the items to be treated are subjected to a rigorous series of preparatory processes to ensure rust, oils, corrosion or any impurities present in the metal are removed. The process follows one of two avenues. It is either run through one of our Waste-Reduction ovens or, for more sensitive parts, we utilize a vigorous cleaning and washing procedure before the part proceeds to media blasting.
The Waste Reduction ovens reach temperatures that eliminate (or “carbonize”) any bonding agents, rust, contaminants, or other impurities in addition to any previously applied coatings, excluding plating. The cleaning process leaves a thin film of dust that is removed with media blasting.
Waste Reduction services are available to commercial and industrial customers. It is suitable for items such as:
- Wrought Iron Gates and Furniture
- Coating Rejects/Inconsistent Parts
- Rack Cleaning
- Engine Blocks
- Industrial Components: Paint Line Hooks, Fixtures, Floor Grates, etc.
- Auto and Motorcycle Parts: Trim, Body Panels, Wheels, Pipes, Frames, etc.
- Restoration: Gas Pumps, Antiques, or any metal parts from your project.
Media Blasting prepares the surface of the metal to be coated, giving it a grained texture and thus more surface area for the coating to adhere to. We have two blasting rooms in our shop, and use the appropriate blasting media for each part. We utilize aluminum oxide, garnet, and other blasting media. The materials that we use are much finer than sand, producing a consistent and predictable finish on the part surface.
We would be happy to quote “blasting only” projects on a custom basis.
After your part is prepared, the item to be coated is rechecked to ensure it is ready for final preperation. During final prep, threaded holes in the parts are plugged and desired areas are masked off be it for dimensional tolerances or otherwise. The part is then electrically grounded and a thermal set “powder coating” is applied electrostatically. The coatings can take anywhere from one to three coats depending upon the type of coating chosen. In addition to the different coating types (expoxy, urethane, non-stick, etc.) they come in an almost infinite selection of different colors and finishes.
After the coating is applied the part is placed in one of our custom, dedicated curing ovens and the thermal set coating melts into the surface of the part.
This process not only greatly improves the item’s ability to resist corrosion, abrasions, impacts, and other harsh treatment, it also offers better insulation and lubricity than other finishes.