FAQs

Will the powder fall off the component easily if I shake it?

No, Only excess powder will fall off, as once the powder is attracted it is fairly resilient to vibration.

How quick can I change colours?

If using at minimum a 25 litre receiver compressor it will take around 2 to 3 minutes.

Is it possible to mask parts off that will then go up to 180 deg C?

Yes, there are specialist masking tapes that are rated for high temp, however you can use normal masking tape as long as you remove it while still warm (without burning your fingers!)

Is an extraction system mandatory?

No, but it is a nice luxury. So long as you are not looking at powder coating for extended periods you can use a good quality mask and adequate ventilation, let the excess powder fall to the floor and sweep it up afterwards.

Can you powder coat straight over rust?

No, the problem that you get is while curing the rust will react and 'gas off' through the powder leaving a porous looking finish. Rust is best removed using either mechanical (grinding/sanding) methods or sand blasted would be better on more intricate components.

Can you easily re-coat a component if you are not satisfied with the finish or colour.

Yes, this however does require a bit more skill than powdering bare metal but quite easy to do. Firstly heat the component to around 100 deg c, then remove from heat and carefully coat (you can over coat) then re-cure as normal.

How do I cure large components?

This is best done in a large industrial oven, however good results can be achieved using an infrared curing lamp, bar heater or heat gun (if you are not in a rush)

Where can I purchase powder?

Please contact us with your requirements, i.e. colour/quantity. We will sell minimum quantities of 1/2kg  or 1/4kg bags (depending on type).

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