What is Powder Coating?

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Powder Coating is the process in which a finish is applied dry instead of wet. The dry powder, with a consistency like talcum powder is applied with a special gun which charges each particle with a charge that is opposite the charge of the metal. Because opposites attract, the powder and the metal are bound together with an electric bond. Once the whole is coated, it is conveyed into a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven where the powder particles melt, flow and fuse, a process that takes 10 minutes. The result is a baked enamel that is far better than conventional baked enamel.

Why is TUFF-GUARD Powder Coating superior to any other finish?

Powder Coating is superior to other finishes for the following reasons. Due to the fact that the powder is not mixed with a solvent prior to application, the finish is tougher and more scratch resistant. Additionally, because there are no solvents to evaporate during the process, the finish lacks microscopic pinholes that are typical of conventional paint finishes. Some companies coat their products with other finishes. Make sure that you ask your dealer if their steel products are powder coated.

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