One option for the metal bumpers of your vehicle is powder coating. But how can you tell if you really do need powder coating for your metal bumpers? Do you want it? Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of powder coating.
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a common method for finishing any metal part — not just bumpers. You will find powder-coated parts on appliances, bicycles, buildings and various locations on vehicles.
It works by grinding the pigment of your choice and resin into a fine powder and then using an electrostatic process to spray the powder onto the metal. Because the powder particles are ionized, they fully stick to the metal surface while the metal is cured, heating the powder and permanently fusing it to the metal.
Why Should Bare Metal Bumpers Be Powder Coated?
Bare metal bumpers are highly vulnerable. They are frequently exposed to moisture and oxygen, so they can easily rust. Even if they do not rust, they can be damaged by the environmental conditions they are exposed to daily. A chipped, rusted or dented bumper can ruin the look of the entire vehicle. Powder coating can protect metal bumpers from rust and keep your vehicle looking great for years to come.
Powder Coat Benefits
It’s clear why powder coating is better than leaving bumpers bare, but are they better than traditional liquid finishes? The answer is a resounding “yes,” and for a number of reasons.
The benefits of powder coating include:
- Powder coating is durable. Powder coat finishes are built to last and will generally go a long time without fading, chipping, scratching or wearing down.
- Powder coating looks great. The color options when it comes to powder coating are almost unlimited and can come in styles like gloss, metallic, fluorescent, satin and many others, as well as textures such as smooth, wrinkled and matte. You’re sure to find a color combination that suits your style perfectly. Powder coat colors are bright, vibrant and eye-catching.
- Powder coating is much better for the environment. One of the main environmental dangers of traditional liquid finishes is the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs. These compounds can be released into the atmosphere and do considerable damage. Powder coatings do not have any VOC-containing solvents.
- Powder coating is cheaper. Companies that use powder coating, as opposed to traditional finishes, don’t have to take additional and sometimes expensive measures to adhere to government environmental regulations with respect to the use of VOCs and the disposal of waste. This allows them to save money, and they can pass the savings on to you.
Find Powder-Coated Slimline Bumpers and More at Southern Style OffRoad
Powder coating is standard on our slimline bumpers at Southern Style OffRoad. We pride ourselves on our assortment of high-quality and great-looking slimline bumpers for offroad vehicles.