IronShield provides surface preparation and high-end coatings for a wide variety of objects and materials. They offer both liquid coating and powder coating services. IronShield can liquid coat, or paint, just about anything that can fit in their 20′ x 10′ x 12′ booth.
IronShield offers powder coats for any items that can hold an electrostatic charge, fit inside their 35’ x 10’ x 10’ oven and endure the oven’s high temperatures. Due to these properties, the majority of powder coated products tend to be metal items. Below is a list of a few examples of the types of items IronShield can powder coat for you.
- Car bodies
- Architectural screening
- Single line hand rails
- Motorcycle frames
Powder Coat Preparation
IronShield’s climate-controlled facility includes a blasting booth that is 20’ x 10’ x 12’. They use sand as their blasting medium to smooth, clean and prepare their project materials. The solid sand particles are shot out of the sandblaster and hit across the product surface at high speeds, acting like sandpaper to smooth the surface.
To prepare metal for powder coating, IronShield first rinses the metal, degreases it, rinses it again and then etches it. They use phosphate etching to improve the adhesion of the powder to the metal. Materials like aluminum can be very slick and will need extra assistance to adhere the powder to the metal. Phosphate etching also significantly improves the corrosion resistance to ensure that your newly powder coated item is resistant to corroding and will stay in mint condition.
IronShield creates amazing coatings across the board, but powder coating is their specialty. Powder coating is a form of dry coating that is applied electrostatically and then heated in a large oven under high heats to turn the dry powder into an opaque, durable shell. Powder coating is ideal for metal items, but can also be used on other materials that can both conduct a charge and endure high heats. Powder coating is very popular for use on large items like car bodies as well as for small items like tire rims and door handles.
Liquid coating is a broad coating category and can be used for many different coating applications. It can be applied airlessly or aired to a variety of surfaces, including glass, plastic, wood, and metal. IronShield’s blasting and painting booth is 20’ x 10’ x 12’, which is large enough to handle automobile frames, mechanical equipment screening and other large items.
Upon request, IronShield will pick up and deliver your project’s materials using one of their many tractor trailer operations. Their delivery services ensure your product is well taken care of and will not suffer dents, scratches, chips or abrasions.
Custom Metals Fabrication
For over 50 years, IronShield’s manufacturing has been designing, engineering and manufacturing custom metals products. Their products have been specified all across the United States for high-profile customers such as MGM Casino, Tesla, NASA, SpaceX and the College World Series Ballpark.