Powder Coating Methods For Car

There are several methods for painting a car. The first is to use a spray paint that hardens either through the chemical transformation of a polymer or else the evaporation of a solvent. Spray paints have the problem in that they are uneven and are seldom durable. A professional has to use both a specialized paint sprayer and an enamel coating to make everything work. A recent alternative is to apply a powder coating

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Powder Coatings have been used by factories for a while now. They differ in that the powder is not liquid until it is heated or subjected to ultraviolet radiation. Since the powder melts and then hardens, the resulting surface is smooth and also extremely durable. The curing process usually changes the powder so that it was softer before and harder and less likely to melt afterwards.


Powder coating could be the solution for a vehicle for several reasons. The first is that the finish is very durable and may not take any additional treatment unless the owner simply want the surface to be well waxed. A cured finish is less likely to flake because it binds to the surface much better than conventional spray paint.


Powder coating is used in the process of finishing the bodies of many cars. Usually, the primer is applied as a coat and then is cured. Since the primer binds the metal of the body and then helps to hold the above coating of paint, primer is much more practical for a powder coating than the final paint job. It is economical because primer can be any color while the same car body coming off the assembly line can then be painted a variety of colors.


Powdered paint could be the solution for many repair jobs. It requires fewer coats and might be completed faster. The major draw back is that it is not practical to cure an entire car because the interior has material that can be destroyed in an oven. Instead, a damaged part of the auto body can be removed and then stripped of the old paint job. Powder is then applied and cured. Since the section is entirely metal, it will survive the process.


The challenge of using powdered paint is that the color might not be exact. This can be solved by mixing powders to match the current paint job. An additional layer can be lightly sprayed on top to further adjust the look. A final layer of clearcoat will be added anyway so that the new paint job will resemble the rest of the car surface.