What Is Powder Coating? Is Paint Better?
Author: Alexi Rafferty
April 13, 2021
A super common question that we get is people asking what powder coating is. Today we will be laying everything out that you need to know about powder coating.
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Powder coating is a dry coating process used in lieu of paint. It is essentially paint without any solvent in it, leaving a dry powdered form. This powder is applied to the wheels, suspension, etc using an electrostatic spray gun.
It is then cured under heat to create a sort of skin over the metals. It is done over metals because when it is cured, the item is put in over 900 degrees of heat where plastics, etc would simply melt. Powder coating is loved for being high quality, durable, reversible, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing.
Powder coating will be a faster, more efficient, and affordable route than paint. It is safer as well. Powder coats will have more strength and flexibility over paint too. Paint will have more color options.
Finally, as far as protection from rust and aesthetic appeal go, a good paint job and a good powder coat will be about the same. The choice is up to you.
-Safety of Application
-Color Change (due to cross-contamination)
-Thickness (cannot achieve a thin coat)
-Size Limits (depending on the oven size)
Remember that when you get a wheel and tire package you will get free shipping mounting and balancing. Also, take advantage of as low as 0% APR financing so you can build now and pay later.
Would you powder coat your wheels? Let us know in the comments below.