TEMPE, AZ | PHOENIX, AZ
Automotive Powder Coating
Durable, Professional Grade Paint Alternative
At Apex Customs, we offer full-service powder coating solutions for any automotive application directly onsite at our Phoenix Arizona shop. Unlike traditional paint, powder coating offers a durable mechanical bond for your car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle parts which is designed to withstand the harsh elements and hazards of the road more effectively than any other coating available in the aftermarket.
A process by which all the luxury and exotic car manufacturers utilize to create that beautiful, durable finish you see on that $300,000 Ferrari, powder coating offers any automotive enthusiast the best metal finish the industry has to offer. Whether you're looking to change the color of your wheels, protect your suspension parts from the hazards of the road, or provide corrosion protection for your custom fabricated parts, powder coating is an affordable solution that will provide years of protection and an appealing finish that is sure to capture the attention of everyone who sees your ride cruising down the road.
Powder coating is a metal finishing process that replaces traditional chemically bonded wet paint for any metal part that requires a superior coating. The main difference between conventional liquid paint and powder coating is powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The colored powder utilized in the powder coating process is a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer which is applied electrostatically and cured through a baking process allowing it to form a single complete skin covering the entire metal part.
Powder Coating Services
Wheel & Rim Powder Coating
Engine Powder Coating
Brake Caliper Powder Coating
Motorcycle Powder Coating
Suspension Powder Coating
Metal Powder Coating
Located in Phoenix, we offer convenient automotive powder coating services for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona. Unlike our competitors, we are a one-stop-shop for all of your automotive powder coating needs. We have the skills, tools, and equipment on site to remove your parts, prep them with media blasting, apply the powder, bake the coating, and reinstall your parts in hours rather than weeks.
Powder Coating Services
At our Phoenix Powder Coating shop, we specialize in automotive powder coating services. We're not just a Powder Coat shop, we are a full-service custom automotive shop who understands the unique challenges and requirements to successfully install and maintain powder coated car and truck parts. From wheels to engines and suspension, we can powder coat anything metal you bring us.
Unlike our competition, we have one of the largest powder coating ovens in the area directly on site. A number of other Vinyl Wrap shops in the area followed our lead to offer powder coating service alongside vinyl. However, none of those shops have the equipment to actually do powder coating. They are taking your parts to another shop and charging you a premium. Cut out the middle man and bring your Powder Coating project direct to the source. We are automotive and powder coating experts, we specialize in all things custom automotive so we know exactly what we're doing when it comes to powder coating vehicle parts.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder Coating is a durable, industrial grade coating that is commonly found on thousands of products you use every day. From metal railings and bulldozers to a coffee machine or computer case. Powder Coating protects basic everyday parts to the roughest and toughest machinery on the planet. Powder Coat produces a durable, high-quality finish that is attractive and functional.
In the automotive industry, Powder Coating plays a central role in protecting car and truck parts as well as providing a durable, long-lasting, protective finish that will keep your vehicle looking desirable for many years to come. In the automotive aftermarket world, Powder Coating is the best option for any part that is exposed to the elements or subjected to vibration and movement.
Common Powder Coated Automotive Parts:
Powder Coated Wheels / Rims
Brake Caliper Powder Coating
Suspension Parts Powder Coating
Powder Coated Metal Trim
Powder Coated Engine Parts
Powder Coated Bushings and Fittings
Powder Coat Process
Proper metal pretreatment is required of the car, truck or motorcycle part prior to being powder coated. This pretreatment is an abrasive mechanical or chemical cleaning that must take place to prep the surface for optimized powder coating. The best results from powder coating are obtained when any rust or existing coatings are removed. The powder coat process is best suited to metal parts, weldments, and assemblies. Plastic, rubber, wood, ceramic, glass, fabric and similar non-metallics are typically not coated. Similarly, soldered parts may not withstand the curing temperatures required during the final cure baking process.
Before the powder coating application, automotive parts are hung on portable racks. Hanging the car parts ensures that the powder coat can be applied uniformly with no further handling or disturbances. Powder coating is applied in a clean containment booth to prevent contamination with dust or powders of other colors. Auto Parts are electrically grounded, and the dry powder is then sprayed using a system which electrically charges the powder particles. The charged powder is attracted by and attaches to the parts.
After the car parts are coated with dry powder, the parts (on their racks) are moved into a curing oven. As the coated car parts heat up, the powder gels and flow to produce that natural smooth powder coat finish. As decorative powder coatings reach their maximum curing temperature, a chemical reaction called cross-linking takes place. At this point, the car parts can be removed from the oven, cooled in ambient air, and be immediately put in service.
Benefits of Powder Coating
Durable Automotive Coating
Powder Coating offers a wide range of benefits over traditional paint and alternative coating products. Many of the issues that are typically found with a traditional liquid coating process are minimized or eliminated by Powder Coating. Some of these benefits include:
Powder Coating Considerations
There are a few considerations and potential downsides of using powder coating. At Apex Customs, we want our customers to make informed decisions and choose the service that is the best application for their project. Before choosing Powder Coating for your project, please keep the following potential downsides of Powder: