Coating - Hot Coat System
WHAT IS POWDER COATING
last few years, Powder Coating of automotive parts and accessories has
become very popular with enthusiasts. This popularity with powder coated
products has encouraged many aftermarket manufactures to offer their
products dressed in these new finishes. Everything from alternators to
engine brackets are available in a wide range of powder colors. Even
some re-production parts are now being offered in powder coated finishes.
Ok, what happens if your part is not on the
list of new powder coated products? In the past, this meant you
would need to have them finished by a professional coatings shop.
For small parts, this is simply not cost effective. Short of having a
chassis or other parts of the same scale coated, small parts coating was
definitely in the realm of the customizers. The good news is there is now
an affordable powder coating system for the home shop.
The new HotCoat
powder coating system now provides the average hobbyist with an easy to
use powder-coating system for the home shop. Available through the Eastwood
Company, the HotCoat
system provides a high quality, tough polyester finish at a very low cost.
WHY POWDER COATING
You may be asking your self
"why powder coat"? Powder coating is the best protection
you can apply to part for corrosion and chip protection. The
polyester finish is very tough and durable (10 times more durable than
spray-on paint). Powder coated finishes are resistant to chemicals
such as fuels and brake fluids. Coated parts are heat resistant to
350 degrees and will not fade or deteriorate under UV light. When properly
applied, these finishes are flexible enough to dent without chipping.
The cost of powder coating parts
with the HotCoat
system is comparable to that of spray painting with much better results.
The real saving are in the clean up, you will not have to use any solvents
or deal with any messy over-spray. The HotCoat
system is environmentally friendly. Since powder coating does not rely on
solvents, it helps reduce emissions of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds)
that result from the use of solvent propelled liquid paints. [more]