What is powder coating?

Are you looking for an alternative to spray painting your car? When it comes to car restorations and other metal items, sometimes you need a more efficient finishing that conventional paint cannot provide.

Let us introduce you to powder coating. Powder coating is a more robust and durable option when you are looking to add a colour finish to your automobile and more. But what is exactly is it?

Read more below to discover why this advanced finishing process may be the ultimate option for your next restoration project.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is simply an alternative method of adding colour to your car. Rather than using paint, this finishing relies on a dry powder mix.

Due to its hybrid concoction, powder coating has tougher capabilities that make it stronger than paint while still delivering an appealing aesthetic.

Because of its durability, it is highly recommended for metal objects and surfaces. This makes it ideal for automotive restorations as it is suited to cars, motorcycles, bicycles, household appliances, machinery and parts alike.

How does powder coating work?

Powder coating is applied to an object through an electrostatic spray process. The powder feeder is applied to a spray gun which compresses air to blast the powder coating onto the surface.

The positive electrostatic charge triggered once the powder is released from the gun is attracted to the metal it is spraying, attaching itself.

The coated object is then baked in a curing oven, where the powder will set into the metal.

Before you powder coat, you should firstly have a clean, smooth base to work on to achieve the best finish. This can be performed on older products by sandblasting the original paint coat off.

We offer sandblasting to Sydney residents who require this service before powder coating.

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What can you use powder coating for?

As mentioned, powder coating is well-suited for metal objects due to the positive electrostatic attraction-based application to the material. It is utilised for a variety of metal products and items.

Powder coating is used on everyday household items. It protects the roughest and toughest items, so it is often relied on as a finish.

At Bodytech Automotive, we often use this method for restorations on cars and motorcycles on a vast scale – from the shell to integral but subtle parts of the body. Items we powder coat include:

  • Ute trays
  • Wheels and rims
  • Radiator grills
  • Racks and rails
  • Automotive bodies and frames
  • Machinery parts
  • Brackets and panels
  • Springs and swaybars
  • Engine covers
  • Boxes
  • Kickstands
  • And more…

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If you are interested in powder coating a part that isn’t mentioned above, please confirm with our expert team.

Are you looking for professional powder coating in Sydney? Trust our team at Bodytech Automotive.

Specialising in custom repairs and modifications, our services will have your car or motorcycle back on the road in top condition. Beyond automobiles, we can also do household items and machinery parts!

For more on our powder coating services, visit our website or enquire with our friendly team on (02) 9680 2017 to learn more.