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Powder Coating, Shot Blasting, Sand Blasting

Alloy Wheels Refurbishment: Powder Coating Vs Spray Painting

Refurbishing alloy wheels can give a vehicle a completely new lease of life. One of the questions each workshop owner faces is whether to use powder coating or spray painting. Each method comes with advantages and disadvantage for both the shop and the client. Let’s take a closer look at the two approaches.

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Powder Coating, Shot Blasting, Sand Blasting

How To Prepare Your Car For Wheel Powder Coating

Many car owners opt for alloy wheel powder coating for its numerous benefits, which include good looks and increased durability. Even though the powder coating process is straightforward, it requires thorough surface preparation to ensure a good coat.

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How Long Does Wheel Powder Coating Take?

Powder coating has numerous advantages over painting which are impossible to overlook. However, it is more time-consuming than a paint job. How long does wheel powder coating really take?

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Is It Worth Getting My Alloy Wheels Powder Coated?

This article is for any car owner who may be considering getting his or her alloy car wheels powder coated. Our recommendation is, yes, powder coating is a worthwhile investment, which will improve the durability of your alloys, protecting them from scratches and helping them look better for longer.

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Can Your Wheels Be Powder Coated?

Powder coating is a superb method for rejuvenating older cars and motorcycles. You don’t have to coat the entire body to make a big difference. Highlighting the wheels in a bright and complementary colour gives an instant lift to both car and owner. And it’s easily done.

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Are Powder Coated Wheels Durable & Robust?

Car owners ask what makes powder coating so durable and robust, and why it’s preferred over paint for a long-lasting protective coating on their alloys. To find the answers let’s take a look at powder coating - how powders are made, what ingredients give protection, and how the powder coating process works.

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5 Problems That May Occur When Powder Coating Wheels

There are 5 problems you should be aware of that may affect the quality of your wheel powder coating:

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Powder Coating, Shot Blasting, Handrailing Fabrication

Jan & Feb 2019 Project Highlights

January and February have been a busy month for our teams. We’ve been working up a sweat taking on tough projects from many clients and bringing them to life. Let’s take a look at what we’ve achieved this month and the skills we’ve successfully honed.

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How To Maintain Powder Coated Surfaces

Powder coated finishes are very robust and long lasting and normally require very little cleaning or maintenance. Some applications naturally receive more wear and tear than others and will show signs of ageing faster as a result. For example, a powder coated handrail on a busy staircase receives transfer of body oils, grime and dirt perhaps[...]

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Common Examples Of Objects That Use Powder Coating

Objects that can be powder coated are restricted only by size, really. They are almost always metal but some processes can handle non-metal objects, like plastics. The powder coating process requires them to be suspended in a spray booth to spray on the coating and then baked to cure it. Baking can be carried out in an electric oven / gas oven[...]

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