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How To Protect Metal Railings From Corrosion

Rust can not only affect the appearance of metal railings, but also their structural integrity, posing a potential safety hazard to users. It isn’t just visible corrosion you need to watch out for. If appropriate preventive steps are not taken, rusting may even occur from the inside, seriously compromising the strength of the railings and[...]

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Powder Coating

Paint Vs Powder Coating For Steel Fabrications

Surface finishing is vital for coating reactive metals such as steel. Without a suitable finish, oxidation can cause rust to form, which is not only unsightly but also threatens to weaken the structure, hastening its premature failure. Surface coatings are, therefore, more than just a way to improve the aesthetics of a steel fabricated object,[...]

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Powder Coating

What Are The Most Effective Corrosion Prevention Coatings?

Traditional galvanisation and newer hot zinc spray technologies are standard anti-corrosion treatments for vulnerable metals. However, they may not always be desirable or even necessary. Several other corrosion-resistant treatments are found in the form of coatings. The suitability of these will depend on several factors, such as aesthetics,[...]

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Powder Coating

Are There Any Limitations On Powder Coating Colours?

Powder coatings create protective and decorative finishes on metals. Due to its high quality and durability, powder coating is a popular choice for many different applications.

The colour selection is virtually unlimited with a variety of finishes available including fluorescent, glossy, iridescent, high gloss and glitter. Also, colours tend to[...]

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Powder Coating

Which Metals Are Compatible With Powder Coating?

Where there is a compatible metal surface, powder coating is an economic and eco-friendly alternative to liquid-based paints. The benefits of powder coating include the creation of a hard, long-lasting surface, offering solid resistance to heat and chemicals, as well as protection against corrosion and extreme weather.

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Powder Coating

Meet Us At The 2020 Parson Drove Custom and Classic Vehicle Show and Shine

The fourteenth Parsons Drove Custom and Classic Vehicle Show and Shine takes place on the 18th and 19th of July, 2020 – and, as a local business, we'll be attending this popular event. So, what makes this show so special? How can you make sure that you don't miss out on the chance to discuss your next restoration project with us while you're[...]

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Hot Zinc Spraying, Powder Coating

How To Prevent Coating Defects On Steel Surfaces

Coating steel surfaces can be a cost-effective way of protecting them from damage, but if not done properly, several issues can occur. Your coating may develop defects, such as thin patches, drips, and bumps, reducing its effectiveness and negatively affecting its appearance. So, how can you minimise the number of coating defects that you get?

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Powder Coating

How Does Wheel Powder Coating Work?

Powder coating wheel rims is in high demand right now because it immediately enhances any car, especially older models. Many new motorcycles also come with wheels that are already powder coated. The technique is well established and for good reason. Not only does it look great, but powder coated wheels are easy to clean, have a high resistance[...]

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Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Process Step By Step

You will probably have seen the eye-catching results of alloy wheel powder coating. A customer may have requested it or you may be considering trying it for your next auto repair or restoration project.

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Powder Coating

5 Tips To Restore Your Alloys' Good Looks

Alloys can last a long time without losing their attractive appearance, but it all depends on the degree of care of the driver. Dings and dents caused by mounting pavements or coming into contact with obstructions cause marked deterioration in their appearance. The time comes when a proud owner may consider either replacing the entire set or[...]

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