Please note that we do not actually provide Powder Coating processes here at A Class. Powder coating is just one of many processes that make up the metal finishing suite. As such, the information we provide on this page will mainly assist readers to understand what powder coating is, it's possible uses and any alternatives to it.
Restorers - In order to provide a one stop shop option for you, when we are restoring a batch of car or bike parts for you, we can arrange for any pieces requiring a powder coat finish to be done by a sub-contract company for you. We can also help with certain pre-treatments or pre-polishing before powder coating.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a stronger and better-lasting alternative to standard paint finishes. The powder itself comprises a mixture of resin and other additives which are ground into a powder. The Powder is sprayed onto the item electrostatically and heat helps it to bond and seal the surface.
Uses and Benefits of Powder Coating
If you want a painted look, but longer lasting wear and tear than normal paint, powder-coating is a good option. It is commonly used to coat items that will be exposed to the elements, or that may be subject to rougher handling.
Alternatives to Powder Coating
For aestheitc enhancement or varying levels of protection (for metal items) you might consider painting, clear lacquering or electroplating (e.g. gold, chrome, nickel, copper, etc). Standard painting may provide a better range of colour choices, if that is the most important factor for you. A Class provides certain paint based processes and lacquering too. Ask about our "candy chrome
" coloured options (a combo of paint and plating).
Manufacturers or commercial customers requiring this service in volume are advised to go direct to a firm that does powder coating. We can provide names of powder coating suppliers for you to try but we do not provide endorsements or recommendations. A Class may or may not provide powder coating services ourselves in the future.
Please note that the above information is provided as a general guide, for the general information of the reader only, and should not be relied or acted upon as accurate technical advice.