ADVANCED QUALITY COATINGS, LLC.

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our services and provide the answers here. If you need additional information or a quote send email to info@advancedqualitycoatings.com

 

What is Powder Coating?


The powder coating process uses very fine dry particles of resin with the pigment color of your choice.  The resin powder is applied with a spray gun similar in concept to applying  solvent based paint.  The difference is this spray gun and it's resin contents are electro-statically charged.  When the resin powder is sprayed onto a part it sticks to the metal because it's grounded, attracting charged resin powder like a magnet. The charged powder adheres to the metal then melted by baking at 400 F degrees in special industrial sized ovens.  The melted resin fuses to the metal, providing a uniform, thick and durable finish.

The result is a beautiful glossy finish that is very resistant to chemicals, wear and chipping,  3 times stronger than solvent based paints. Powder coating simply provides a quality finish that can be seen and felt for years.

Solvent based wet paint application can be sensitive to weather conditions such as temperature and humidity, resulting in varied quality with runs or orange peeled finishes.  In addition to weather, the skill of the painter can also affect the consistency in quality.   But since powder coating uses a charged metal attraction in the coating process is more tolerant to get a consistent high quality finishing in any weather, even with intricate parts.


Clear Coat Protection?

Powder coating can also be used as a "clear coat" to protect metal without adding color.  Examples of this are polished aluminum, stainless steal, or brass items.  Clear coating resists the natural oxidation that will occur from exposure to the elements.  A clear coat can also be added on top of any color coat for extra luster and depth. We also offer a high-performance ceramic clear coat for extra protection.


What Can Be Powder Coated?

All metal objects that can be electro-statically charged and withstand 400 deg. F can be powder coated.  The Powder coating process is environmentally friendly with no solvent emissions.


Why Choose Powder Coating?

The durability and duration of powder coating is far superior to solvent paints, along with the ability to maintain uniform coating thickness.


What are Ceramic Coatings (Cerakote)?

Cerakote is a coating that uses a unique ceramic backbone, Cerakote Coatings improve performance and reliability over conventional finishes. This state-of-the-art coating technology out performs any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.


Different Cerakote Coatings?

"H"(oven-cure) and "C"(ambient-dry) series Cerakote

Thermal Barrier

Clear Coats

MicroSlick

High-Temp Cerakote


What Can Be Ceramic Coated?

All metal objects that can withstand a minimum 250 degF can be ceramic coated.  Because Cerakote comes in an Ambient-Dry formula we can also ceramic coat synthetics, wood, glass, fiberglass and much more.


Why Choose Ceramic Coatings?

The extreme abrasion resistance and lubricating elements are far superior to solvent paints, powder coating, ionic bonding, teflon,  and can withstand temperatures in excess of 1,800 deg.F.