Our Guide to Automotive Parts & Powder Coating

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Many auto manufacturers use powder coating to protect vehicles from unnecessary wear and tear. Unlike traditional paint, powder coating does not rely on any type of adhesive to stick to a surface. Instead, it relies on an electric charge to stick to various surfaces. The electrostatic charges are applied to the metal and then cured with high heat. Metals that maintain a steady electric charge benefit from a coating of fine powder.

Not surprisingly, powder coating is used often in the automotive industry on various parts. If you’re interested in learning more about how powder coating can be used for automotive parts, here are some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers from the experts at Coating Systems, Inc.

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What automotive parts require powder coating?

Auto manufacturers often use powder coating to build vehicles. Many private car owners also update their vehicles with a coating of fine powder on certain vehicle parts. 

The most common ways we use powder coating in the automotive industry includes:

  • Rims
  • Engine parts under the hood
  • Accessories like metal racks, truck bed rails, motorcycle kickstands, etc.
  • Chassis and frames
  • Springs and sway bars
  • Oil pans

How does powder coating protect automotive parts from wear?

A thin layer of powder can act as a strong and long-lasting barrier to protect vehicle parts from a variety of contaminants, such as:

  • Pitting
  • Corrosion
  • Rust 

Powder coating is also extremely heat resistant, making it an attractive option for the automotive sector.

What is the powder coating process?

The powder coating process for cars is simpler than you might think. First, the pigmented powder particles have to be electrostatically charged. This is achieved with a specialized machine that agitates, atomizes, and charges the powder. Then, the machine shoots it out from the tip of its gun to create an air-blown “mist” of pigmented powder. 

The powder completely covers the part before we cure it in a specialized oven at a precise temperature for an exact time. Coating Systems delivers precision, accuracy, and the correct powder coating for your automotive parts to meet your specifications.

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Powder Coating Services From  Coating Systems, Inc.

We offer a variety of coating services for your finishing needs. If you need a high-quality, durable finish for the automotive industry, Coating Systems, Inc. can help you determine the best solution. Contact Coating Systems, Inc. online or call us at 1-800-593-7754 to get started. Our engineers are ready to help you!