Types of Powder Coating

info you need to know

What powder should I use for my project?

There are many different types of powders to choose and questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Will the part be exposed to the weather (rain, snow, water, UV)?

If so, you will need to be sure you protect your parts from the elements based on what your coating.  

 Part preparation will be the most important part of any powder project, but you will need to make sure that the powder you use will prevent rust, corrosion, flaking, or even powder failure. Now, what powder you select is equally as important to preventing problems down the road.  
 

Epoxy

Polyurethane

Polyester

Hybrids

Corrosion/Chemical Resistance

Excellent

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Hardness

Excellent

Fair

Good

Very Good

Flexibility

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Low Temp Cure

Excellent

Fair

Good

Very Good

Over Bake Stability

Fair

Very Good

Excellent

Good

Exterior/UV Stability

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

Primers 

Get use to using primers as your base coat for most outdoor parts or projects. These will ensure a good barrier to the elements and give you long lasting part stability. Primers are first coated in a dual layer process to achieve optimal corrosion resistance and meet specific appearance requirements. A second coat is then applied over the primer to the color and finish as you desire. On occasion, we offer a third top coat layer for improved aesthetic appearances or provide more scratch resistance. Most primers are epoxy based and are listed in the first column above.  

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