For the right project – YES! Powder Coating is applied using an electrostatic process which attracts the powder to the surfaces of the part providing excellent coverage. The powder is then baked on in a 400–450-degree Fahrenheit oven to provide a very durable coating that is ready for use as soon as it cools. One of the key advantages to Powder Coat over other finishing processes is that powder coating does not generate harmful solvents or airborne pollutants, making it an environmentally friendly option. It is an excellent alternative for items that are exposed to our Alberta Weather. We also powder coat indoor items, such as railings and metal furniture frames. Come check out our handrail in the Welding Shop Office to see how awesome it is! You can also see our Gallery by clicking here.
Yes usually we can! We attempt to stock colors from Spectrum Powder at no additional cost to our customers. To see their color chart click here. In some cases, a custom color is required to get a more exact color match for your project. Check out the links to Beyond Powder, Prismatic Powder and Tiger Drylac to see the variety of options that are available. There is an additional fee for custom colors, but the end result is worth it!
YES you do! Powder is applied to your rims using an electrostatic process that adheres the powder to the rim. It then is baked in an oven at 450 degrees to cure the powder and allow it to flow around your rims creating a fused uniform coating. For this reason, all tires, centre caps and sensors must be removed from your rims so they do not get damaged (i.e. MELT!) during the curing process. Unfortunately, East Lake does NOT provide this service, but any of the tire stores in town can help you out.
We will certainly take a look and see what we can do, please send pictures to help us evaluate the extent of the damage. There will be an additional charge for any repairs required, but generally minor road rash can be eliminated with abrasive blasting.
If the chrome is in like new condition, we will be able to prep the rims using abrasive blasting to prepare for powder coat. If the chrome is old, rusty, or chipping off, it will need to be stripped before your rims can be powder coated. East Lake does not provide chrome stripping services.
Yes we can, however the bumper can not be previously covered with box liner spray.
Our Powder Coat oven is 10 feet wide by 16 feet deep and 8 feet high. As long as we can fit it in our oven, and move around your part to paint it, we can coat it!
Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, and Cast Iron can be effectively powder coated. If the metal doesn’t melt at 450 degrees it is a good candidate for Powder Coating!
This is a tricky question to answer as there are many factors that influence how long it will take to complete a project. As a general rule of thumb, we try our best to get your project through our shop within 3-5 business days, however we will discuss this with you at the time you drop off your project and we have a better idea of what’s ahead in our schedule.