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Powder Coating: Benefits And Applications For Different Industries

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One of the benefits of powder coating is its versatility. While the technique is frequently associated with the automotive sector, it has several applications for other industries, such as manufacturing, appliances, and agriculture.

For those who haven’t heard about powder coating before, it’s a dry finishing technique that can be applied to a wide range of surfaces. The result is a soft new layer with vibrant colors. However, powder coating is much more than aesthetic improvement: It also offers extra durability as well as resistance to weather, corrosion, and impact. This is very useful because both rain and prolonged sun exposure can damage metal surfaces.

When compared to liquid painting, powder coating wins in efficiency, durability, and cost—which explains its increasing popularity. As we mentioned before, powder coating is extremely popular in the automotive industry. You can give your vehicle more personality and choose colors for the wheels and other parts.

However, it’s time to think outside the box—or should we say outside the car?

You can also take your outdoor decor to the next level with powder coating. After all, it’s summertime, and that means barbecue season. If your patio furniture is looking a bit old and dull, you can save money by powder coating it instead of buying new pieces. The same applies to your appliances.

Another industry that can substantially benefit from powder coating is agriculture. Tractors, excavators, and machines used in farmers’ fields are susceptible to weather conditions. Not only they are very expensive, but the weather can affect their durability. That’s where powder coating comes in: It adds extra protection to your farming equipment, so it can last longer, and you can reduce maintenance costs.

Whatever the reason you’re interested in powder coating, there are many benefits and possibilities. Come talk to our specialists at Electro Tech Powder Coating, and we’ll discuss your needs. Contact us through our website or just call (760) 746-0292 to get a free estimate.

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Why Powder Coating Is Better Than Liquid Painting

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Powder coating has become increasingly popular in the last years, and it’s not hard to understand why. This finishing technique can not only be used for a wide range of items, but it also has many advantages over liquid painting. Here are some of the benefits of choosing powder coating over liquid paint:

One of the reasons why powder coating is more economical than liquid paint is its efficiency. Wet paint can take up to three days to cure. On the other hand, powder coating is a faster process that can be done in one hour or less. While part of the liquid paint evaporates after an application, powder coating compositions are more stable and durable, even though they’re made with cheaper materials.

In addition to saving money, aesthetically speaking, the results of powder coating are more impressive. The technique is perfect for playing with textures and applying a thick coating layer, which wouldn’t be possible with only liquid paint. Also, surfaces treated with powder coating look more uniform, and it’s rare to spot small imperfections. In a nutshell, powder coating offers more precise and elegant finishing when compared with traditional painting.

Last but not least, powder coating is more ecological and sustainable than liquid painting. That’s because powder coating doesn’t use solvents, so it minimizes the damage to the environment during applications. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about liquid paint because it contains chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. If you care about being environmentally friendly, powder coating is your best option!

If you’re looking for an option that is cost-effective, appealing, and environmentally safe, powder coating is the best option for your project! At Electro Tech Powder Coating, we can develop custom powder coating colors to meet your specific needs. Contact us through our website or just call (760) 746-0292 to get a free estimate.

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Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Patio Furniture From the Sun This Summer

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After a cool winter, we’re all looking forward to warmer temperatures. As you start thinking about a summer of fun in the sun, it’s a great time to prepare your patio furniture for the sweltering season ahead. Just like any other item left out in the sun, your metal patio furniture can be expected to show some wear and tear because of UV rays, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t slow down the sun’s damage.

Let’s look at some of the ways you can protect your patio furniture this summer.

Shade it.

Just like our skin, the best way to protect your patio furniture from the harsh UV rays of summer is to keep it in the shade. Well, that might seem counterintuitive, because the whole purpose of using patio furniture is for you to enjoy it in the sunshine, right? Consider organizing your furniture so that it’s not in full, direct sunlight to help it keep it out of the constant, damaging effects of the sun.

Powder coat it.

Powder coating your patio furniture is the equivalent of covering your skin in sunscreen. It creates a layer of protection between the metal item and the harsh UV rays, slowing the progression of the damage caused by the sun. Though it won’t last forever, powder coating can help your furniture resist fading and rust, giving it a great finish for longer than any other wet paint product.

Store it.

Once the summer season is over and you find yourself spending less time on the patio, it’s a good time to store your outdoor furniture. Store it in a shed, garage, or another covered space to eliminate extra UV ray exposure throughout the year. Storage can also help to prevent other damaging weather changes, like rain, snow, and strong winds.
Is your patio furniture ready for the sunny, San Marcos summer? As you plan your patio layout, let our crew at Electro Tech Powder Coatings give your patio furniture a gorgeous, lasting finish that will help it withstand the sun’s damage for years to come. Call (760) 746-0292 for a free estimate today!

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Powder Coating for Your Outdoor Decor

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With spring just around the corner, we’re all feeling the pressure to get some spring cleaning done. Before you go and throw away a few antique metal pieces, consider upcycling them first!

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and with a brilliant layer of powder coating, we couldn’t agree more!

Give your yard a spring makeover with these upcycled items.

Patio Furniture

Planning for the perfect backyard BBQ starts with a gorgeous set of patio furniture. Before you spend hundreds of dollars replacing the old set, consider powder coating it with a base coat of your choice and then rub on an antique finish or metallic highlights for a unique look. Finish it with a clear coat and it’s ready for your party!

And if that old metal chair just isn’t suitable for sitting anymore? A little powder coating for a fresh look and a green thumb can turn turn something drab into a beautiful piece of garden art.

Toolboxes

Perhaps you started cleaning out the garage and came across your dad’s old toolbox. You might not be ready to give it up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give it new life! Transform it with a fresh coat to make it look like new and then go ahead and get gardening!

Bicycles

If your poor old peddle bike has seen better days, there are a few ways you can give it an update! Choose your powder coating color to match a planter full of plants or flowers and create this dazzling yard display.
Maybe your green thumb really isn’t all that green. That’s okay too! These bicycle wheel crafts can give your yard (and home) a gorgeous update, too!

Why choose powder coating?

While traditional outdoor grade paint might seem like the ideal option for giving your metal decorative items a new look, it is far more likely to fade, chip, and get scratched off. Powder coating stands up to heavy wear and tear, so it’s the perfect kind of protection for your Pinterest-worthy yard decor!

Do we have you feeling inspired? Start your project today by giving us a call at (760) 746-0292 or by contacting us online for a free estimate!

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Powder Coating for Optimal Durability and Design

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Powder coating is a dry finishing technique that is usually applied electrostatically to surfaces, and creates a soft new layer with vibrant colors. In addition to aesthetic improvements, this “skin”a mixture of resins, fillers, and pigmentscan increase the durability of materials. It also improves resistance to weather, corrosion, and impact, among other benefits. There are many applications for powder coating, like wheels, chassis, freezers, mailboxes, pipelines, and even trailers. Basically, any object can be powder coated as long as it can withstand the electrostatic charge and the extreme heat of of the curing process.

Here Comes the Sun!

If you’re like us and you live in San Diego, chances are you love going to the beach and getting a tan. Well, you might love California’s weather, but it turns out that metal parts and the sun don’t get along very well. In fact, the effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight can be devastating to both your motorcycle and your lawn chairs. That’s why many of our customers choose powder coating over painting to ensure maximum protection for their vehicles and outdoor products.

It’s important to highlight that powder coating is not entirely weather proof. If it’s constantly exposed to salty air and water, it can eventually break down. So, yes, rainy days aren’t ideal either! However, powder coating does go a long way toward protecting metal surfaces and making them more resistant to water and UV radiation.

Unique Wheels

The automotive industry has helped to popularize powder coating in the last years. It’s easy to understand the reason if you think about the wheels of a car. They usually catch people’s eyes because they’re easy to spot and there are many designs available. While most people prefer gray shades, powder coating gives you the power to go beyond the ordinary. Why don’t you try unique colors to give your vehicle more style and make it stand out on the streets? No matter how conventional or weird your taste is, a car should suit your personal preference. Make it your own with powder coating!
Powder coating is environmentally safe and can make your metal parts look better and last longer. At Electro Tech Powder Coating, we can develop custom powder coating colors to meet your specific needs. Contact us through our website or just call (760) 746-0292 to get a free estimate.

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Powder Coating is VOC Free

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Powder coating doesn’t produce VOCs like paint and other harsh compound.

With the modern environmental movement in full swing, a lot of adults often reminisce about the countless abuses to the air, water, and land that took place before the world began to understand such effects on ecosystems and organisms alike. Children would often ride behind mosquito control trucks pretending they were flying through the clouds like airplanes, not knowing they were riding in clouds of DDT!

One area that has received a lot of attention in recent years are the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air we breathe, especially indoors. Capable of easily entering the air from solid or liquid sources, VOCs are chemicals found in many commonly used products in both home and industry. Gasoline, new carpeting, fresh paint, even furniture polish releases VOCs into the atmosphere and prolonged exposure can cause illness.

With this being said, one of the benefits of powder coating is the fact that the process produces a negligible amount of VOCs by virtue of it not relying on harsh solvents (either during manufacture or application) in order to work. This environmental benefit, albeit small, reinforces the ideology that when it comes to protecting the planet, every little bit helps. Furthermore, it reinforces why powder coating is better than painting!

For almost 25 years, Electro Tech Powder Coating has proudly and skillfully met the needs of countless individuals and businesses throughout the San Diego County area. We have always believed in getting the job done right the first time and on time. We’ve proven to be leaders in offering custom powder coating services, all the while treating clients like family.

Contact us today at (760) 746-0292 to receive a FREE estimate and discover why discerning clients trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs!

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Highly Durable Custom Motorcycle Powder Coating

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Custom motorcycles (choppers) lend themselves well to custom powder coating.

Among the most famous, and most clichéd, of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cinematic one-liners, “Get to the chopper!” from Predator (1987) has been uttered by countless fans around the world. Moviegoers knew that Arnold was referring to a helicopter, but motorcycle fans think of something entirely different when they hear the word “chopper”.

Indeed, the birth of the chopper can trace its roots back to the 1950’s when many of the ornate components of older motorcycles were removed in order to lighten the bikes and improve their performance… Such modifications were popular with more dedicated enthusiasts. However, their popularity soared thanks to the film, Easy Rider (1969). Soon, chopper was used when referring to any form of customized motorcycle.

For traditionalists, the only way to create a chopper is to do things their way. Therefore, motorcycle powder coating is a great option for personalized chopper builds because the finish is highly durable, available in a wide variety of colors, and capable of much shorter turnarounds relative to paint jobs. The latter benefit is helpful in allaying the concerns of anxious owners when they inevitably pose the question, “How long does powder coating take?”

Remember, great builds take time… Know that Electro Tech Coatings will be there to help your dream become a reality.

For almost 25 years, Electro Tech Powder Coating has proudly and skillfully met the needs of countless individuals and businesses throughout the San Diego County area. We have always believed in getting the job done right the first time and on time. We’ve proven to be leaders in offering custom powder coating services, all the while treating clients like family. Contact us today at (760) 746-0292 to receive a FREE estimate and discover why discerning clients trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs!

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The Science Behind Powder Coating

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What is Powder Coating?

Quite often, we hear that baking is a science. Consider the skill necessary to turn raw ingredients into cake. Get it right, delicious perfection awaits. Get it wrong, throw it all away. Powder coating is very similar in that regard due to the process of how the process builds from start to finish.

First… What is powder coating?powder coating process

It’s a method of applying special, electrically-charged powder to grounded parts. This powder adheres to a given part through an electrostatic attraction. Eventually, heat is added to flow the powder together and cure it into the durable, long-lasting finish that a reputable powder coating shop like Electro Tech Coatings provides its customers.

During the process, diffused powder leaves the spray gun toward the object. This is where a high voltage, low amperage power unit supplies a charging electrode at the front of the spray gun. This electrode emits a field charge upon all the powder particles, enabling them to attach themselves to the object from almost any angle (known as wraparound). This facet represents a huge benefit of powder coating rounded items, such as roll bars and roll cages in competition vehicles, relative to painting. The threat of drips and running is eliminated, leaving a much more professional finish as a result.

Electro Tech Coatings Powder Coating Walkthrough & FAQ

“The painter is just like the race car driver–he’s the hero. And the shop manager–well, he’s like the crew chief. Everyone else is like the pit crew, it’s really exciting,” this was the picture that owner and operator of Electro Tech Coatings, Adam Mitchell, conjured up as we stepped inside his facility to get the play-by-play on the powder coating process for Project Tiger’s Eye’s wheels.” Read this powder coating walk through article here

For over 20 years, Electro Tech Powder Coating has proudly and skillfully met the needs of countless individuals and businesses throughout the San Diego County area. We have always believed in getting the job done right the first time and on time. We’ve proven to be leaders in offering custom powder coating services, all the while treating clients like family. Contact us today at (760) 746-0292 to receive a FREE estimate and discover why discerning clients trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs!

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Powder Coating Shop Can Handle Large Prototype And One-off Projects

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Electro Tech Coatings has the ability to handle larger prototype and one-off projects within its production facility

Everyone at Electro Tech Coatings is proud to have been part of the team that has allowed our company to carve out a unique niche as a highly respected powder coating shop in the San Diego area. We have been expanding our horizons as of late as new and intriguing opportunities presented themselves to us. Our facility has taken on several prototype projects and one-off production units for large manufacturers given our ability to powder coat objects up to 20 feet long.

Our specialty is in customized production work. So, whether the product is a “one-off” or you are ready to produce 100’s of items, Electro Tech will strive to provide you with timely, quality-controlled powder coating service.

This is all the more flattering when one considers the importance of prototyping; they allow designers & fabricators from a given firm to test design features and address any issues that may arise before production. Prototypes can also be used to provide a durable, finished, and aesthetically pleasing visual model for financiers to consider prior to investing capital. Given these facts, firms are invited to bring their prototypes to Electro Tech before important presentations or technical peer reviews.

We openly invite manufacturers to send us their specifications or drawings for a bid on how powder coating can benefit them.

Either way, our experienced staff will exercise the utmost caution and care in taking care of your prototype and ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the result.

For over 20 years, Electro Tech Powder Coating has proudly and skillfully met the needs of countless individuals and businesses throughout the San Diego County area. We have always believed in getting the job done right the first time and on time. We’ve proven to be leaders in offering custom powder coating services, all the while treating clients like family. Contact us today at (760) 746-0292 to receive a FREE estimate and discover why discerning clients trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs!

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What Car Parts Can Be Powder Coated

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Powder coating car parts helps protect someone’s automotive pride and joy!

We’re a car crazy culture. Those who love cars more than others often do so by building (or purchasing) a specialized “toy”. Be it a throwback car from one’s youth, a timeless classic, or an exhilarating race car, many Americans have a car dedicated to enjoyment rather than the daily commute.Electrotech Coatings. San Marcos, CA 92069 760-746-0292

To help the object of their affections withstand the abuse of road & track, many of these individuals will have considered the benefits of powder coating when specifying finishes.

Why? Because super durable powder coating can be applied to any object that can hold an electrostatic charge. In the context of automobiles, this makes practically any make and model produced in the last 120 years prime candidates for the process because iron, steel, and aluminum are the most common metal types found in cars.

Examples of automotive parts that can be powder coated

  • Chassis and frames
  • Springs and swaybars
  • Shock and strut bodies
  • Roll bars and roll cages
  • Wheels
  • Oil pans
  • Brackets

For over 20 years, Electro Tech Powder Coating has proudly and skillfully met the needs of countless individuals and businesses throughout the San Diego County area. We have always believed in getting the job done right the first time and on time. We’ve proven to be leaders in offering custom powder coating services, all the while treating clients like family.

Contact us today at (760) 746-0292 to receive a FREE estimate and discover why discerning clients trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs!

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