New to powder coating? Consider this.
According to PowderCoating.org:
“Powder coating is a high-quality durable finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Compared to liquid paint, powder coatings are more environmentally sound, durable, and safe for the whole family. When shopping at your favorite retailers, don’t forget to ask for Powder Coated TOUGH products!
“Rough and Tough – Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily such as appliances, bathroom fixtures and even furniture. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.
“Long Lasting – Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, heat and other extreme weather conditions. That’s why powder coating is used on products exposed to extreme conditions such as vehicle rims, outdoor furniture and grills.
“Try and Scratch Me – Powder coated finishes provide a durability that reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
“Breathe Easier – Unlike liquid paints, powder coatings contain no solvents and release little or no amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere. Thus, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy costly pollution control equipment. Companies can comply more easily and economically with the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Preserve the Planet – Unlike many liquid paints, powder coatings offer a smaller carbon footprint which reduces the adverse effects on the environment.
“Waste Not, Want Not – Companies using liquid paints generate unwanted hazardous waste that must be disposed of properly. Powder coatings are able to be recycled and reused and generate zero hazardous waste.
“Looking Good! – It’s tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.
“Did You Know, Rain, Sleet, or Snow? – Powder coated products are more resistant to damage from impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, heat and other extreme weather conditions.
“The Best Finish in Town – A better kind of paint.”
New to industrial rust removal? Here is a breakdown of various methods.
According to The Monticello News:
“We have all seen rust at some point in our lives, whether on the bumper of your car, an old bike, or a metal gate. Depending on how much you love your car, this rust doesn’t usually cause too much alarm and can usually be taken care of with a little elbow grease. But what about when your business depends on removing rust, not just from a bike chain, but from giant metal beams, entire industrial machines, or even the hulls of ships? You’re going to need a lot more elbow grease! Fortunately, these industrial rust removal methods get the job done.
“This is what you might call a good old-fashioned method of rust removal. It involves bringing out the tools, from sandpaper and steel wool to heavy-duty stripping disks and grinding wheels. This method is highly labor-intensive but is great for attacking thick rust on wider, less detailed surfaces, such as the sides of vehicles. However, the aggressive nature may be murder on a preexisting paint job and on metal surfaces you want to treat with greater care.
Rust Removal Solvents
“At home, we often take a rusty metal tool and bathe it in a solution with baking soda or vinegar to get rid of rust. While those won’t quite cut it in the industrial world, there are some liquids that can help get rid of industrial-level rust. Simply scrub the commercial solvent of your choice on the metal and voila, a brand-new finish. Naturally, this is a pretty appealing option for companies that want to save on cost and labor. The one catch is that commercial solvents mainly work on surface-level rust that has not yet gone deeper into the metal.
“Shot-blasting removes rust from metal surfaces by shooting the metal with tiny abrasive objects such as steel beads, literally shooting off the rust in the process. This incredible technology can clean rust off anything from small metal piping to an entire forklift. The catch is that you need to get your hands on shot-blasting machinery, which is not as easy to come by as a stripping disk or other rust removal tools.
“In some ways, industrial rust removal methods aren’t so different than domestic methods. They simply require bigger tools, a knowledge of the best methods for each job, and much more elbow grease.”