If you are trying to decide whether using spray chrome or powder coating is a better option for your project, it is important that you understand the advantages of each process so that you can make an informed decision. Both can be used as alternatives to traditional chrome plating, and both processes are more environmentally friendly. Here is what you need to know about each process.
Powder coating is used to paint metal parts that need to be protected from corrosion. The powder is applied all over the part electrostatically. Then, the part is baked in an oven where the heat makes the powder turn into a hard layer of paint that is resistant to chips, scratches and fading. It comes in a wide selection of colors and finishes.
Because of the high temperatures that are needed to heat the powder after it has been applied to a part, the type of substrate that you can apply it to is limited to metal. Other substrates will melt during the baking process. Powder coating will also necessitate that you either of the required electrostatic gun and industrial oven in your shop or that you send off your part to be powder coated elsewhere. This can drive up the expense of the process while also increasing your turnaround time. While powder coats are available in chrome colors, they will not have the same appearance as traditional chrome plating. This is because powder coats must be clear-coated after the powder coat is applied, or the finish will quickly turn ugly. Finally, powder coats are very difficult to apply evenly in thin layers, meaning that you may be limited to only having very thick coats of color.
PChrome chrome spray
PChrome chrome spray is applied in a series of straightforward steps using a provided proprietary silver spray gun. The finish it offers looks and feels the same as traditional chrome plating, giving a recognizable mirror-like finish. It is available in a variety of different colors and is highly durable. It can be applied in your shop, and it is not necessary to buy expensive additional equipment unlike what you would need to apply a powder coat. Chrome spray may also be applied to a broad variety of substrates, including paper, glass, canvas, metal, wood, stone and more. You are not limited by the size of your part. If you apply a powder coat, the size of your part will be limited by the size of your oven. Because you can apply it in your shop, the turnaround time is also much faster, allowing you to maximize your profits while spending less money.
While both a powder coat and PChrome chrome spray will give you highly durable finishes and are environmentally friendly, PChrome chrome spray is more versatile, less expensive and won’t require expensive, additional equipment. To order your spray chrome kit today, contact PChrome online or via telephone.