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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.

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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.

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Powder Coating Verses Paint Durability

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At Electro Tech Coatings, we love to see our client’s items transform in ways that totally surpass expectations. However, many people miss out on the utility of powder coating because they don’t understand what it is or the ways in which it can be used. This finishing process is superior to paint, and well worth the investment. Would you like to know more about powder coating? Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive from new clients:

  • What is powder coating? Powder coating is a process of applying a decorative and protective finish to a variety of materials. A dry mixture of resins, fillers, and pigments are applied electrostatically to metal objects. Then, the object is heated so that the power melts and fuses together into a “skin” on the exterior of the object.
  • What can be powder coated? Any object that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of the curing process can be powder coated. Popular items include bicycle frames, vehicle parts, outdoor furniture, metal fencing, industrial fabrications, and more.
  • Why is powder coating better than painting? Powder coating is more environmentally friendly than traditional paint because it has no solvents or VOCs. Additionally, powder coating is one of the most durable and long-lasting finishes available.
  • What colors are available? Virtually any color you desire can be created for your project, and you can also get custom finishes or special effects like glitter or antiquing. The customization options are endless.

With so many benefits of powder coating, this process offers an ideal finish that will last for many years. The team at Electro Tech enjoys introducing new clients to the powder coating process, as well as the many ways that it can revolutionize the way they look at custom finishes.

To learn more or to get a quote for your own project, contact us today at 760-746-0292!

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Rehab and Restoration Of Household Metal Items With Powder Coating

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Rehab and Restoration Movements—How Smart Innovators are Transforming Trash into Design Treasures

If you have checked out rehab and makeover shows on networks like HGTV and the DIY Network, you have probably seen clever people transform what seems like trash into treasures. They decorate homes, yards, and commercial spaces for pennies on the dollar, because they use inexpensive or found objects and restore them in modern ways. These enterprising individuals have inspired a movement toward imaginative repurposing, and some followers even use their skills to upcycle items for profit. If you have been bitten by the proverbial rehab/restore bug, you are not alone. However, before you get started, you need to learn more about the ways in which various items can be restored or transformed. For example, when it comes to many metal items, power coating services offer an excellent way to transform tired or damaged pieces into like-new beautiful objects.

If you are new to the concept of powder coating, this process utilizes colored powder applied electrostatically to metal items and heat-cured to form a durable finish. You probably see plenty of powder-coated items in your everyday life, such as bike frames, kitchen mixers, playground equipment, outdoor furniture, and vehicle parts. With so many custom powder coating colors and finishes, this medium is as versatile as paint but provides the durability metal needs. What are some finds that you could powder coat for your home or to sell for profit? The possibilities are endless, but popular items include metal bed frames, antique light fixtures or lamps, bird cages, patio furniture, older bicycle frames, metal picture or mirror frames, and even tools.

If you are interested in powder coating furniture, household good or other items on your rehab and restoration efforts, contact Electro Tech Coatings for a quote. We can help you discover the many applications of this finish, and have you turning those salvaged finds into design showcases for your home or for sale. Call us today at (760) 746-0292.

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Powder Coating Wheels In A Variety Of Colors

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We Dream in Color… Why Can’t Your Wheels?

Nowadays, it seems as if automobile manufacturers listen a little too closely to the focus groups their marketing departments arrange when it comes to choosing color palettes for current and upcoming vehicles. How many versions of grey can exist at once by a single manufacturer? As it turns out, quite a few! Admittedly, in business, one is taught to give the customer what they want. While the majority of the car buying public may be fine with multiple shades of grey, true automotive enthusiasts will agree that there’s no fun in that!

The car is supposed to be an expression of ourselves, and we dream in color!

However, not everyone has the financial means to properly paint their vehicle a unique hue. This is where custom powder coating wheels can provide your pride and joy with a unique look that can withstand almost anything the open road throws at them… All for less than you might expect!

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.

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Personalize Your BMX With Custom Powder Coating

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Electro Tech Coatings can personalize your BMX bike and make it even more awesome!

Since its creation in the early 1970’s, Bicycle Motocross (BMX) has become an exciting, competitive outlet for countless children and young adults around the world. What started as a relatively humble desire for kids to emulate their motocross heroes has grown into global phenomenon that is now overseen by several sanctioning bodies. Indeed, the popularity of BMX is showing no signs of slowing down almost 50 years later!

Part of the allure of BMX racing is the endless personalization possibilities that exist with respect to choosing custom colors and graphic patterns. As simplistic as the frames, forks, and wheels seem, the only limitations present are those of the human imagination… That’s where Electro Tech BMX Powder Coating can help. We have been a leader in powder coating bikes in the San Diego area for years. Thanks to its highly durable, chip-resistant finish, powder coating compliments the rough and tumble nature of competitive BMX racing perfectly.

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.

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The Durability Of Powder-Coated Metal

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Metals that are powder coated can last thousands of hours in durability testing.

The various types of metals found in nature, along with the alloys man has created from combining them, helped shape modern society. From everyday eating utensils to awe-inspiring skyscrapers, metals and alloys

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form an integral part of our lives. This reliance has meant that we subject these materials to conditions that cause their demise in numerous ways. The most physically apparent is corrosion.

One of the most common tests conducted on metals and their alloys is the salt-spray test. This controlled test simulates the corrosion resistance of coated and uncoated metals when subjected to a five-percent salt solution. If this doesn’t sound like much, consider that seawater averages around two to three percent. Coated metals typically fare better than uncoated metals; among them, the most resilient are those that have been powder coated. In salt-spray tests, super durable powder coating techniques have enabled metal components to remain unfazed after 2,000 to 3,000 hours in the chamber.

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.

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Where To Get Custom Powder Coating Near Me

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Some Things are Best Left to the Powder Coating Professionals. In Short….Don’t Try This At Home!

The Age of the Internet has allowed countless people to share their ideas globally. People halfway around the world could learn from, utilize, or improve upon what they saw moments earlier. Among the most profound are simple, everyday tricks, shortcuts, or creative alternatives that allow someone to increase productivity and efficiency.

We know them as life hacks.

One such life hack allows for powder coating metal parts from the comfort of home. Truthfully, powder coating should never be conducted inside the home. Its popularity arose around the premise of repurposing an old oven for baking the powder coat onto objects, thus allowing the DIY-er to avoid paying professionals. While acquiring an old oven is easy, it may not be large enough to accommodate larger parts. Additionally, the quality of the powder coat gun and, more importantly, powder quality itself, varies from vendor to vendor. All of which reinforce why some things are best left to the professionals.

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 (including a not-insignificant number of proud DIY-ers) trust Electro Tech for all their powder coating needs.

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