Custom Metal Coating opened our doors to satisfy the local demand for Quality Powder Coatings! With over 35 Years of finishing experience, CMC is committed to providing the best powder coatings in the area, all with our exceptional customer service! CMC provides Custom Powder Coating in our New State of the Art Coating Oven facility in South Beloit, IL. We not only have one of the largest batch ovens in the area at 25’ long, but we have state of the art Powder Booth and HOTSY wash station to make sure your coating is perfect! Our racking system can accommodate your smallest production run parts to heavy large objects up to 8’ wide, by 8’ tall by 25’ Long!
Stop by with your item or send us your blueprint today! Our 25 foot Batch oven can accommodate the smallest production parts to your largest weldments, up to 9,000 lbs.
New For 2019-2020
Look at our newest addition to the CMC family! Our new Express Batch Oven doubles our capacity and maximize the heating uniformity for larger weldments.
About Powder Coating:
Powder coating is the longest lasting, and the most durable quality finish available. CMC is poised to be a leader in the coating industry and specializes in powder coating applications for all industrial and consumer markets.
Powder coating is as old as the racing industry, but the process has come a long way since it hit racing circles decades ago. Racing is a very abusive environment for metal finishes and powder coating will take the abuse that no other finish can match. If Powder Coating can take the abuses of racing, it is sure to last for you! Call or Stop into CMC today for information on how we can help your company with quality and lasting finishes!
Powder Coat vs. LIquid Paint
The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and powder coating is that powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid form. Powder coating is a completely dry finishing process where finely ground particles of pigment and resin are powder coated with an electrostatic spray process; the part passes through an oven and cures, melting into a smooth film on the surface of the item, leaving powder coated products attractive, tough, durable, and resistant to scratches, cracks, UV rays, and rust.
THE PROCESS: POWDER COATING INVOLVES 3 BASIC STEPS
There are many ways to prepare the metal surface for powder coating. The removal of oil, soil, lubrication greases, metal oxides, welding scales etc. is essential prior to beginning the powder coating process. It can be done by a variety of chemical and mechanical methods. The selection of the method depends on the size and the material of the part to be powder coated, the type of soil to be removed and the performance requirement of the finished product.
CMC uses a final step of a phosphate steam mix to insure your powder coat lasts!
STEP 1: POWDER APPLICATION
The Powder Coating process uses a solvent free dry mix of plastic resins, pigments, and fillers. It is electro statically charged with a powder coating gun and with low air velocity the particles are propelled toward the metal surface where it adheres to the metal surface by electric attraction. The most common way of applying the powder coating to metal objects is to spray the powder using an electrostatic gun, or corona gun. It is also common to heat the metal first and then spray the powder onto the hot substrate. Preheating can help to achieve a more uniform finish.
STEP 2: OVEN CURE
The object is then heated, and the powder melts into a uniform film, and is then cooled to form a hard coating. The powder coat creates a plastic sheet around the metal. The end result is a durable long lasting finish.
STEP 3: CARING FOR POWDER COATED SURFACES
During installations, the powder coating should be protected from damage due to abrasion or certain chemical contact. Once installed, maintaining the initial appearance of powder coating is simple. Since powder coated surfaces are non-porous, dirt and grime doesn't tend to stick very well. When they do get dirty, powder coatings should be washed down with soapy water -- use a neutral detergent, such as one for automotive finishes, and rinsed off with clean water.
OUR SERVICE AREA:
CMC Services all of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois and our Trucks can provide pick up and delivery services within 100 mile radius around South Beloit, IL.