Brake Caliper Painting & Wheel Powder Coating Services in Charlotte, NC
First impressions are everything, and custom calipers and wheels are an excellent method to enhance the style and credibility of a vehicle. At first glance, the smooth, glossy finish of powder-coated custom wheels and calipers is both appealing and enduring, providing legitimate year-round protection. From bright, charismatic colors to subtle, darkened tones, if you can envision it, we can create it. Our professional-grade powder coating services will have your vehicle turning heads. Call now for a quick and hassle-free quote!
What is Powder Coating?Powder coating involves utilizing a dry, melted blend of synthetic resins, which transform into plastic when heated and then harden upon cooling. The finished product easily adapts and safely adheres to a multitude of surfaces on a vehicle, including metals, plastics, and glass. Its strong, cohesive properties provide both protective and decorative benefits, showcasing a variety of eye-catching colors and textures.
Benefits of automotive powder coating
- Its chemical-free and environmentally friendly
- The strength and durability of powder coating saves money long-term
- Covers more surface area than traditional paint
- It’s applicable to a variety of wheel materials
- Higher tolerance against the harshest chemicals and road debris
How to Powder Coat WheelsPrior to the application of a powder coating mixture, the area of operation must be scrubbed clean, removing dust, dirt, and all other excess liquids or lubricants. Oil residue and grease are often eliminated with natural deterrents or a wash station. If a troublous amount of rust is present, sanding techniques and vinegar-based solutions can help smooth down the area or a blast room may be required.
Once a vehicle is thoroughly cleaned, powder coating application commences. There are two types of power coating procedures: electrostatic deposition (ESD) and fluidized coating. Through ESD, the powder is spread via a spray gun, evenly distributing particles across brake calipers and wheels. On the flip side, fluidized coating methods dunking preheated vehicle parts into a container of the liquified coating.
The post-application process involves powder curing by way of high heat (generally 350-450 degrees Fahrenheit) to ensure uninterrupted bonding between particles. Determining the total time to cure is largely dependent upon the surface area, shape, and density of powder applied. Elevated temperatures help the powdered mixture expand and conform to any shape, both efficiently and effectively.