Please find below a list of common questions we get asked and the answers. If your question isn't answered below then please get in touch and we will do our best to answer you.
Do I need to mask areas I dont wanted blasted/painted?
No. We will mask everything as needed, this includes threads and bearing surfaces. We use special heat resistant rubber plugs or tape to protect areas that need to stay clean. This ensures that you get clean edges once the plugs are removed.
Do I need to do anything to the part before bringing it to you?
All we ask you to do is dismantle as much as you can, removing any bolts, bearings, bushes, or anything else that may be damaged by the heat during the curing process. Then de-grease as much as possible, providing us with clean parts helps us keep the costs down, other wise we have to spend time before blasting and painting washing parts.
Can you Powder Coat over Chrome?
Technically yes, although it is better to get the chrome removed properly by a chrome plater prior to powder coating as the powder coat finish will only be as good as the chrome underneath. This is especially true if the chrome has already started lifting away from the substrate as rust can sit between the chrome and the substrate. Because of this we can't offer a guarantee on any finish applied over chrome as it is likely not to last as long (we will discuss this with you when you make your enquires.)
Can you get this colour in?
We keep a stock of over 100 colours in a variety of finishes. We also stock several clear lacquers that we can use to adjust the gloss level of these colours. If you want a colour we don't stock we can work with you to find a product that matches your requirements. If you know the RAL code we can usually get these in as well.
Do you use a primer?
Yes, we use a selection of primers that are each suited to specific applications. Get in touch for more information.
Will Powder Coat chip off easily?
No, when applied properly powder coat is one of the strongest finishes available. If you have had or heard of issues where powder coat has been chipping of this is likely due to under-curing. We make sure that all parts are fully cured before removing from the oven.
What material do you shot blast with?
We use 3 different media to blast with. Depending on the substrate we will blast with either Chilled Iron, Alloy Oxide (two different grades.), or Glass bead.