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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.

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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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.

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 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.

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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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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Powder Coating’s About More than Just the Looks

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With powder coating, your motorcycle or car will look as fast as it actually is!

So you’re considering powder coating your motorcycle body? You’ve come to the right shop. It’s the smart move for anyone looking to extend the life of his bike. Not to mention, it looks pretty damn cool, too.

But powder coating, foremost, serves a practical purpose. Those custom fenders and gas tank, expensive as they are, are still prone to corrosion. If Mother Nature doesn’t eat them up, the chemicals that cover the road, intentional and otherwise, will. And it takes a lot less time than you’re thinking. Powder coating, more so than any other kind, will safeguard your bike from all of it—the constant barrage of sand, errant gravel and debris, humidity.

That out of the way, back to the part that piqued your interest in the first place: the looks. Powder coating can breathe new life into those parts, even if they’re not that old to begin with. And it’ll keep them looking that way for years to come. Better yet, it’s a means to color the wheels in a uniform hue, too, creating a truly custom look.

When the time comes to pull the trigger—and it will—count us in. Electro Tech is one of the longest-standing powder coating shops in San Diego. Our 13,000-square foot shop is manned by a staff of 20 strong that’s split between two shifts daily, which means that we can provide your bike the same personal and perfectionist attention it receives in your hands.

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San Diego Bike Frame Powder Coating

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Where Every Bike Frame Powder Coating Job is Custom

We’ve come to expect everything to be within easy reach, from the answers to our strange, spur-of-the-moment questions to our groceries to our mates, for this weekend and forever. But that constant convenience hasn’t come cheaply. We’ve isolated ourselves behind our phones and tablets. And, in turn, we’ve lost some of our appreciation for the subtle nuances of life, including the things we’ve wrought with our own hands. That way of life hasn’t disappeared entirely, but it’s fading fast. We take a lot of pride in being one of its last thriving outposts.

Here, at Electro Tech Powder Coating—and this, we know, is going to start to sound like a commercial, but it’s our honest experience—every customer offers up a new challenge, whether it’s powder coating a bike frame or a local fabricator’s limited run, we approach each piece with careful consideration for its unique features. Sure, there’s overlap in our work, but there are also always specific issues with everything that comes through our San Diego powder coating shop. The methodology serves as a template, but, ultimately, how a given piece is treated is determined by our small, but well experienced, crew, usually after a bit of problem-solving.

Some industries lend themselves to mass production, but ours does not. To us, custom powder coating is a redundant description because the very practice, by nature, is specific to the task at hand. Call us old-school craftsmen, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Nor would, apparently, our ever-loyal customers.

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Why Powder Coating Is Better Than Painting

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The distinction between powder coating and painting extends below the surface

You’re probably already somewhat aware of how, exactly, powder coating is better than painting. You’re reading this on a powder coating shop’s blog, after all. For one, powder coating goes on evenly and leaves a clean, smooth finish that’s free of runs, whereas paint tends to leave spray patterns and brush strokes in even the most careful applications. And it can pull away from the edges as the paint cures. The thickness of paint can vary, too, which makes runs and sags more pronounced.

But the distinction goes even deeper than what you see on the surface. Powder coating is thermally bonded to the metal, which creates better adhesion and prevents chipping. Paint, on the other hand—well, we all know how easily paint can get nicked up.

Just how durable is powder coating? Let’s put it this way: Powder coating comprises 15 percent of all protective coatings today, and that share’s only increasing. It’s not just its versatility—almost anything metal can be powder coated—it’s also its strength. Powder coating doesn’t prevent rust, but it is more resistant to the elements and everyday wear and tear than paint, again, because it can be applied thicker.

And if you really want to get technical about it, powder coating emits zero to near-zero volatile organic compounds, which, the EPA’s found, can cause cancer, as well as damage to the liver, kidneys and central nervous system. Powder coating overspray can also be recycled. The same, obviously, can’t be said of paint.

But painting, you’re thinking, allows for more flexibility with the color. With the right amount of mixing in the right hands, you’ve got that neon yellow you’ve been pining for. A valid point, but it’s a myth. We do custom powder coating colors. Neon yellow? No problem. Point. Game. Match.

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What Exactly Is Powder Coating?

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A Very Non-Technical Description of the Powder Coating Process

You’ve seen it enough to know you love the look of it. And you’ve probably heard a lot about it. But you’re still wondering, what is powder coating? We’ll answer that question here, once and for all, by tracing the fundamental steps of the process.

We start with sandblasting with garnet sand, which serves two purposes: One, it deep-cleans the surface and, two, it also scours the surface, which improves adhesion. From there, we run over the piece by hand with steel wool, removing as many of the remaining imperfections as we can. Then we clear the resulting debris with an air gun and apply the masking, if it’s necessary.

The piece is then hung from a cart and placed inside our 400-degree walk-in oven for a brief period. This initial baking, as it’s called, is designed to expel internal gases and, in the process, increase the piece’s temperature, which helps the powder adhere and flow out sooner.

It’s finally time, now, for the powder coating. Electrically-charged powder is applied with a piece of equipment that looks like an elaborate paint gun while the part remains in place, grounded on the cart on which it was baked. As soon as the application is completed, the piece is returned to the walk-in oven for another round of baking. When the powder is baked, the resins and fillers in the powder melt and fuse together to form the finished appearance, which feels as smooth as it looks—after it cools.

If all of this has now left you wondering, why is powder coating better than painting, the result mostly speaks for itself. The finish is thicker and, in turn, more durable, than paint without the countless coats that paint would have required. And it’s less expensive. For any of your items that need a powder coat in San Diego, contact Electro Tech Coatings at (760) 746-0292 and we’ll provide you with a free estimate and answer any questions you have. See for yourself. Contact us

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Completely Customized BMX Bike

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If you thought your bike frame was a thing of beauty, just wait!

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Just ask Adam’s nephew, Colton, about the BMX bike he had coated in a bright “ANTIFREEZE”. WE HAVE COLORS COLORS COLORS!
There is no limit to the combinations of colors and textures available.

You took the time and spent the money to upgrade your Mongoose L100 to your precise specs—Animal Butcher pegs, Odyssey A+ wheels and Ross V2 tires, Fyxation Gates pedals. And it’s everything you imagined it would be: stiff as carbon, light as air and completely indestructible. You’re turning heads before you even pull a single stunt. But the fact that you can freestyle means that you truly own that machine.

And yet, there’s still something missing. There’s not a stock part attached to that beautiful frame, but it still doesn’t feel entirely your own. Then it hit you. Google “bike frame powder coating” and get yourself a custom look.

You’ve had a color scheme in mind all along. But it didn’t occur to you until a couple minutes ago that the one piece you didn’t swap out was up for consideration, too. You don’t have to live with a factory finish. In fact, we can even move the discussion beyond basic black, royal blue and neon pink. Everything we powder coat is a custom job. So this is your chance to conjure up something truly one-of-a-kind. Let there be no misunderstanding when you ride out of here; this is your bike, and your bike alone.

Powder coating bikes is what we do, so allow us to describe just how smart the decision is that you’re about to make.

Powder coating is more durable than paint. If you thought your bike could take a beating before, it’ll barely break a sweat now. Not only will you find the color you want, we can also adjust the gloss and make it especially resilient against savage conditions (and you).

Every other choice you made here was guided by performance and looks. This one is no different. Your frame’s going to hold up to wear even better now, and it’ll look like a beast from the top of the food chain as it does. That’s a lot to live up to, but we’re sure you can handle it. Call us today at 760-746-0292 (North San Diego area) and lets get your BMX powder coated customized!

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A Reliable Partner for Independent Fabricators

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Just like you, we’re building our business one customer at a time

One of the most difficult aspects of being an independent fabricator is outsourcing any part of the process. You’ve gone out on your own because you’re confident in your ability. But, your time and resources are limited;you can’t do everything yourself. And because your business is relatively unknown, your margin for error for developing a network of subcontractors that meets your exacting specs is minimal, at best. A wrong turn, maybe two, could be the end of your dream.

We are a family-owned and -operated powder coating shop—the few among us who aren’t family members may as well be. We specialize in custom production work like yours. We operate a batch-oven system, along with another small oven for especially intricate projects, which affords us a great deal of flexibility with orders of all sizes and shapes. So whether it’s a one-off or a full run, we’ll dedicate the same kind of meticulous attention that your product received in your shop prior to its arrival. And we’re right in the industrial hub of North San Diego County, within easy reach of the Barham/Woodland Parkway exit, so dropping off and picking up are two less potential headaches.

And then there’s the powder coating itself, the benefits of which you’re likely already fully aware —the durability, the affordability, the super-clean aesthetic. But there’s even more than that. Yes, we specialize in custom powder coating services, but we’ve also developed a pretty stout reputation through the years for our custom powder coating colors. Come to us with a particular look in mind for your component, and we’ll help you realize it. Just because you’re independent doesn’t mean you should have to compromise. We both are more agile than the large outfits—at least, that’s the way we’ve always approached it.

When you’re building a business a customer at a time, you need partners that you can fully rely on. We’d like to count ourselves among them. But don’t take our word for it. Contact us at 760-746-0292 for a free quote, and allow us to prove our worth.

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