Alloy Wheel Powder Coating in Leeds
... powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free flowing dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. Once the coating is applied it is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". This is to usually form a hard finish that is much harder than conventional paint and shouldn't be confused with an "alloy wheel smart repair".
Powder coating is usually used for metals such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions but moreso within the automobile industry on parts for cars and bikes.
The technique as come quite a way in the last few years with newer technologies allowing the coating of other materials such as MDF and glass.
There are several advantages of using powder coating over convention liquid coatings:
1. Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds. (VOC's)
2. Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
3. Powder coating overspray can be recycled and thus it's possible to achieve nearly 100% use of the materials.
4. Powder coat production lines produce less hazardous waste than conventional liquid lines.
5. Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items, this makes powder coating an ideal process for alloy wheel repair.
6. A wide range of effects can be produced which is near impossible using other coating processes.