Elevating Surfaces, Crafting Artistry, and Defining Excellence in Coating and Blasting.
At Top Coat Finishing, our expansive oven, measuring an impressive 60 feet in length, 12 feet in width, and 10 feet in height, sets the industry standard in Utah. This remarkable size empowers us to accommodate the most substantial industrial projects while guaranteeing superior quality for every powder coating endeavor. Our cutting-edge oven ensures consistent, thorough curing of your powder coating, delivering a flawlessly smooth and enduring finish that will endure the test of time. Whether you require coating for a single item or a full-scale production run, our capacious oven guarantees efficiency and precision in handling any project.
How does it work?
The first step in powder coating is to prepare the metal surface. This involves cleaning the metal to remove any contaminants like dirt, grease, rust, or old paint. Proper surface preparation is crucial because it ensures good adhesion and a high-quality finish.
Once the metal surface is clean and prepared, the next step is to apply the powder coating. Powder coating is a dry powder made of finely ground particles of pigment and resin. Using electrostatic spraying, the powder is charged electrostatically, and the metal object is grounded. The charged particles are attracted to the grounded metal, creating an even coat.
After the powder is applied, the metal object is transferred to an oven for curing. The curing process involves heating the coated metal to a specific temperature (usually between 350 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit or 177 to 232 degrees Celsius) for a set amount of time. During curing, the powder melts and flows to form a continuous film on the metal surface. It chemically crosslinks and hardens, creating a durable and resilient finish.
Cooling and Quality Inspection
Once the curing process is complete, the metal object is allowed to cool naturally or in a controlled manner. Cooling helps to solidify the coating and ensure its durability. After cooling, a thorough quality inspection is conducted. This involves checking for uniformity of the coating, thickness, adhesion, and any visual defects. Any imperfections are addressed, and necessary touch-ups or rework may be performed.