Any where you look in the modern world, you'll find things made of various metals. The wide range of advantages metal possesses makes it the main construction material of choice in many industrial, military and commercial projects. Products designed for long years of regular, heavy use with a need for high durability and flexibility regularly make use of metal fabrication techniques, and with good reason. Unfortunately, metals will oxidize when exposed to certain gases present in most inhabitable atmospheres. There's no getting around the dictates of chemistry, but with various coatings, metal products of all sizes can get the protection they need from rust.
Rust causes more than just cosmetic surface damage to a piece of metal machinery. Structural integrity weakens when the metal pieces that make up a part become thinner, especially when they are already under weight load or other stresses. When ships and maritime operations suffer from the presence of rust, the critical imperfections it causes may not be detected until after an actual disaster has occurred. Protecting metal equipment from rust damage before it starts is the only way to ensure it's effects won't become irreversibly detrimental later.
Because metal parts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, a regular paint job won't do in every application. Small parts used in machines with exacting size and surface characteristic tolerances cannot vary from their specified design parameters, nor can a entire device be disassembled every time another coat of paint needs to be added. Even if painting is possible, paint must be maintained, requiring reapplication and touch ups with regular frequency. Spray and electro-chemical coating techniques offer huge functional advantages over paints, increasing the workability and long life of any metal part.
Highly specialized techniques allow a vast array of coatings and custom paints to guard metals from rust without changing the characteristics of parts. Powder coating lets car parts, equipment housing and ships take on any color scheme the designer or intended user has in mind while maintaining their original operation. Special metalized coatings increase rust resistance characteristics by taking advantage of a thin second metal layer's protective capability. When large runs of oddly shaped parts require coloring, protection or other coatings, automated or batch industrial painting is the way to go.
If old paint or thin corrosion layers need removal, sandblasting can help. Paints that do not bond well to metals often allow moisture to seep through, resulting in the formation of rust under the paint. By sandblasting with different media like plastics, glass bead, and aluminum oxide, your products can be completely cleaned without any damage to their structure.
Sandblasting, powder coating and other industrial painting techniques are the only reliable ways to guarantee a rust-free performance environment in high-demand applications. Rust proofing your metal products and equipment is the best thing to do if you want to be able to rely on them for a long time to come.
Since 1987 Vanwin Coatings has been providing quality Virginia Beach VA sandblasting services for Military, Industrial and Commercial applications. In an Industrial plant, Aboard a Navy Ship, or sandblasting, painting or powder coating in our shop, Vanwin gives you the best possible coating solution for your application.
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Powder coating metal objects to prevent rusting has proved to be more efficient than traditional metal coatings such as painting and galvanizing. For more information please give Chris Shannon a ring today on 01327 313949.