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E-Coating as a Powder Coat Primer

e-coated automotive parts for maximum corrosion resistance

E-Coating as a Powder Coat Primer

For Exceptional Corrosion Resistance

Does powder coating need a primer? Ordinarily no.

At Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc., our experts work with you to determine the best approach to your powder coating needs. While not all products need disassembly, stripping, cleaning, and sandblasting in preparation, our full-service shop is ready to handle every need.

The same is true for applying a primer coat before powder coating. It’s not necessary for every job, but when needed, Great Dane is your one-stop shop to get the job done.

So, when is a primer coat recommended before powder coating?

When the part being powder coated needs to look great and deliver exceptional corrosion resistance, a dual layer comprised of primer finished with a powder coat is recommended.

Electro-coat Primer

When your finished product will be exposed to harsh weather, corrosive chemicals, or high humidity, durability is enhanced when an E-coat is first applied to the metal substrate.

E-Coating or Electro Coating is a process of immersing metal parts in a fluid bath where an electric charge draws epoxy particles in the fluid to the surface of the part.

  • The E-coat process uses an oven cure. That means the coating material is formulated to withstand the temperatures needed in heat curing a powder coat.
  • E-coating is used in a variety of demanding industries, such as automotive manufacture and industrial pipe and values, where parts with complex shapes are used continuously in harsh environments
  • Industry wisdom is that combining E-coat and powder coat creates a quality marriage that lasts.

When you have a demanding application where only the highest corrosion protection, durability, and high-quality look will do, ask Great Dane about using E-coating as a primer for powder coating.

At Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc. we’ve invested in building a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art E-Coating facility. We are able to handle large volume runs and provide quick turnaround time.

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