Powder Coating & Corrosion
We believe it is our duty and responsibility to inform you our customers of the issues that can arise from choosing the incorrect material and or coating for the corrosion protection of your particular product. As a standard, we apply a single coat of powder which is suitable for indoor use only and carries a 24-month warranty. This warranty covers that the process of pretreatment and cure of powder coated products meets or exceeds the industry standard. Boomgate Systems warrants against cracking, peeling or excessive fading due to normal wear and tear, damage caused by mechanical abuse such as scratches, rough handling, installation or vandalism is not covered by this warranty.
For the exterior, coastal or harsh environments alternatives must be investigated. Below please find some possible solutions:
- Apply a Zinc based undercoat and then a final coat.
- Zinc Plate products and then apply the final coat.
- Change the base material to a galvanised, 3CR12 or Stainless Steel.
Common issues related to Powder Coating as well as the corrosion levels of the country. Believe it or not, the Highveld’s environment is just as corrosive as some coastal areas.
Powder coating is still one of the most cost-effective coatings available as well as the most aesthetically pleasing, the key is knowing how corrosive the environment is and ensuring that the correct mix of components is applied.
If you have any questions or doubts regarding your current or future products please contact us for further information.