Powder coating aluminum ensures that your metal will look good for years to come with very little maintenance. The coating is available in clear, which gives a natural look, or in any variety of colors or textures. No matter what you choose, the benefit will be the same; your aluminum will not dull or corrode from the elements after it is coated.
Spray paint sits on top of the surface, is soft, and often has spots of varying material coverage. With powder coating, the electrostatic coating process ensures a hard, fully covered surface. This means that there is always a barrier between the metal and elements that cause corrosion.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion occurs at the molecular level when oxygen bonds with the bare aluminum atoms below the oxide skin. Elements like chloride (which is found in salt) and sulfates (found in air pollution) are the primary culprits of aluminum corrosion.
Powder Coating Rims and Other Aluminum Parts
If it is made out of aluminum, chances are we can powder coat it. This includes but is not limited to:
- Architectural Elements
- Automobile Rims
- Contemporary Furniture
- Engine Oil Pans and Valve Covers
- Mail Boxes
- Pick-Up Truck Ladder Racks
- Patio Furniture
Cleaning Powder Coated Aluminum
The process of cleaning powder coated aluminum is very similar to washing your car. Use warm water with a mild liquid detergent and a soft cloth. To avoid water spots, towel dry. Avoid using abrasive brushes, steel wool, Scotch Bright pads, or strong chemicals as they will leave your surface dull.