What is powder coating?
Is powder coating better than liquid paint?
How much time does it take to get something powder coated?
What powder colors do you offer?
Is powder coating environmentally friendly?
What's the largest size that can be powder coated?
What's the largest size that can be blasted?
What is the smallest production run you'll contract?
Does my part need to be blasted before powder coating?
What are your pick up and receiving hours?
How do I get my parts to you? Can they be sent by UPS?
How do I get a quote on my parts?
Can you powder coat wood or plastic?
Will powder coating fail if chipped or scratched?
In addition, if powder coating does get chipped or scratched, there are liquids that can be applied to repair the damage.
How do I properly clean and maintain powder coating
Some basic tips:
- Avoid excessive contact. Approach with an attitude of “less is better!”
- Avoid harsh, abrasive cleaners such as steel wool and scourers. Treat powder coating as you would your car paint.
- Avoid solvents where possible, When a solvent is absolutely necessary to remove materials from the surface, such as adhesives, the weakest possible solvent should be used (e.g. methylated spirits, white spirits or isopropyl alcohol). A small and unobtrusive area should be tested prior to attempting to use solvents on significant surfaces. After removal of the surface contaminant, the solvent should be dried from the film, and the area that has been wiped with solvent should be washed with a solution of mild liquid detergent and then rinsed with clean water to ensure complete removal of any solvent residues. Under no circumstances should strong solvents be used. Examples of inappropriate chemicals for cleaning or for any contact with powder coating are gasoline, kerosene, MEK, xylene, caustic cleaners like kitchen and bathroom detergents, and paint thinners.
Always flush metal that has been exposed to cleaners with copious amounts of fresh, clean water.
- When a scratch is discovered it should be addressed immediately. If bare metal is exposed, it should be lightly sanded with a 180 grit or finer sand paper to remove any corrosion that may be present. Then the sanded area should have all sanding debris removed with either a clean brush or compressed air. The surface can then be touched up with a liquid paint; we recommend a high quality architectural or automotive grade paint, enamels or two part urethane.. Two or three coats of paint are usually required to achieve adequate coverage. For larger areas a liquid primer is recommended.
If you need assistance in sourcing a matching touch-up paint, please contact your Keystone Koating customer service representative.