Blasting | Powder Coating | Liquid Coating
What We Do
With our coating facilities located in Omaha, NE but providing our services to the Midwest, IronShield serves large industrial companies down to automobile enthusiasts who may just want to give their rims a new look. With one of the biggest powder coating ovens in all of Nebraska, we love to provide our high-end coating services to projects both big and small. We can do an all over coating of one color or we can use masking to apply several colors to create your desired design.
Blasting involves directing a high-pressure stream of abrasive media (i.e., steel grit or crushed glass) at a part, stripping the surface of old paint or rust.
IronShield uses phosphate etching to improve the adhesion of the powder to the metal.
Powder coating is applied electrostatically and then cured at 400 degrees, creating a hard, durable finish. When you need great quality, a fast turnaround, and reasonable costs, powder coating is the best option.
Liquid coating is more versatile than powder coating, but is more labor intensive and generally more expensive on common parts. When it comes to extremely large or heavy parts, or if durability is less of a concern, liquid coating is more efficient than powder coating.
Upon request, IronShield will proudly pick up and deliver your project’s materials using one of our many tractor trailer operations.
Custom Metals Fabricator
For over 50 years, America’s Custom Metals has been designing, engineering and fabricating custom metals.
The Powder Coating Process
The first step of powder coating is preparation. Before you start anything, you should disassemble the item and remove anything you don’t want coated and/or anything that doesn’t hold a charge or could melt during the curing process. Then the item must be cleaned. In order for the item to be cleaned and prepared before powder coating, you must first rinse off the item. Then, depending on what materials or residue may be on your item, it will need to be blasted with an abrasive material like sand or a chemical solvent. Abrasive blasting materials are ideal for removing dirt, rust and mill while chemical solvents are best to get rid of oil, grease or paint.Read More
How to Prevent Rust and Metal Corrosion
If left unprotected, all metal can start to rust and corrode. Metal corrosion is the deterioration of the metal caused by a chemical reaction. This chemical reaction is often from the environment the metal is in, and various climates can lead to rust and corrosion. The good news is that there are ways to protect your metal to keep it from rusting.Read More
The Comparison: Liquid Coating vs. Powder Coating
Before you can decide what kind of coating you should use on your project, there are some things you need to determine about the utility and state of the object(s).
- How durable will the object’s coating need to be?
- Does the thickness of the coating matter?
- Will the object be indoors or outdoors?
Each coating has its own strengths and characteristics, and it is important to play to these in order to have the best fitting coating for your project. Here is a breakdown of both powder coating and liquid coating to help you determine which would be best for youRead More