Whether it's to extend longevity or just for looks, many folks in Texas are turning to surface finishing like powder coating for various reasons. Here are some of the greatest advantages of this finishing method.

Powder coating was introduced in the 1960s and has gradually gained popularity and is now considered the leading choice among coating systems.

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What is powder coating?

Powder coating is an advanced method of putting a decorative and protective finish on a variety of materials including car parts, wood, plastic, and more. The powder uses a mixture of dry resins that are applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light.

The electrostatic attraction holds the powder securely on the part surface, and then the part is baked in an oven at 400 degrees, which causes the powder particles to flow together and fuse. The result is a highly durable, long-lasting finish.

In the automotive industry, powder coating is used for rims, engine parts, chassis and frames, truck bed wells, oil pans, and more. If it will hold the electrostatic charge and withstand the heat when being cured, you can powder coat it.

Benefits of Powder Coating Your Ride

  • Enhanced durability - The process forms a protective barrier on the car's surface which makes it resistant to scratches while making sure your ride looks good for a long time.
  • Improved Aesthetics - With so many different colors to choose from, car owners have a ton of flexibility in customization.
  • Corrosion and Rush Resistant - The barrier created by the coating helps protect from rust and corrosion. This is especially helpful with folks who live on the coast.
  • Easy To Maintain - The coating is resistant to chemicals, solvents, and detergents making your vehicle less prone to fading or staining.
  • Environmentally Friendly - The process has minimal waste and does not contain harmful or volatile compounds that are found in paint.

With Cruise Night around the corner, many folks in Texas will be gearing up to make sure their rides look pristine. If you're looking for a different way to make sure your ride is shined up and looking spiffy, consider the advantages of powder coating.

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