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Why Powder Coating is Ideal for Outdoor Equipment and Machinery

Published on May 5, 2023 9:52:58 AM by Jim Erhart

Jim Erhart

Powder coating is a durable, long-lasting outdoor equipment and machinery finishing option. Unlike traditional paint finishes, powder coating provides superior protection against the harsh elements and weather conditions that outdoor gear is exposed to daily. Here are some reasons powder coating is ideal for outdoor equipment and machinery.

Powder Coating Durability

Powder coating is incredibly durable and resistant to chipping, fading, and peeling. Why do you ask? Well, the material used, typically metal, to be powder coated goes through a multi-stage wash and fully dries before the powder is applied and baked on. This application creates a strong bond with the metal, ensuring it can withstand the harsh outdoor environments it will experience.

Painted Power generator

Corrosion Resistance For Outdoor Equipment

Powder coating is also highly resistant to corrosion, a common problem with outdoor equipment exposed to moisture and other environmental factors. When the powder is applied during the spraying process, it proceeds down the line through an open oven, which is baked at 450 degrees. Because of this application process, the coating forms a protective layer on the surface of the equipment. This process helps to prevent rust and other forms of corrosion from forming. Since outdoor equipment is exposed to various weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and sunlight, ensuring your parts and equipment survive in the elements for years is a top priority.

Parts baked in the oven

Powder Coating Aesthetic Appeal

Look at any car on the road; you've seen powder coating and how beautiful it looks. It can glisten in the sunlight and look good for years and years. In fact, some powders go through rigorous quality control processes, such as salt spray tests, to ensure the coating can withstand the abuse that weather can bring. AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 are powders designed and tested to last as long as your equipment is around. Powder coating also offers a wide range of color options and finishes, which allows you to customize the appearance of your outdoor gear and machinery. Frequently, powder manufacturers can match a specific color if you give them a PMS or RAL color. Color matching can ensure your brand shines through on the equipment. It helps your items to stand out and be easily identifiable. Think of that John Deere green – it's classic, and everyone knows it.

Environmentally Friendly

Environmental benefits

Powder coating is also an environmentally friendly finishing option. Unlike traditional paint finishes, powder coating does not contain solvents or other harmful chemicals, making it a safer and more sustainable choice for businesses committed to reducing their environmental impact. Because of the powder process, any powder not applied during the initial coating is captured, filtered, and then recycled back into the powder station. Not wasting any paint means not only cost savings to you. But you do not have to throw out potentially toxic paint into the garbage, which helps with the sustainability efforts that companies are a part of.

Different Powders

Powder coating is ideal for outdoor equipment and machinery because of its durability, weather resistance, corrosion resistance, aesthetic appeal, and environmental benefits. If you own or operate outdoor equipment, powder coating is an investment that will provide long-lasting protection and ensure that your equipment looks excellent for years to come. Accurate Metal Fab has a new, state-of-the-art powder coating line that can powder your outdoor gear. Please send us your needs on our quote form today to start the conversation.

Topics: Metal, Sheet Metal, Fabrication, powder coating, outdoor equipment

Jim Erhart

Written by Jim Erhart

Jim Erhart serves as the Marketing Manager for Accurate Metal Fabrication. Jim has more than 15 years of experience working in the metal and steel industry with a focus on steel tubular (HSS) products in various sales and marketing roles. He received a bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Saint Xavier University.