Eastwood Powder Coating Prep
Automotive powder coating is the same as painting in one major way: you need a well-prepared surface in order for the result to come out the way you want. Dirty, greasy or scratched surfaces can reduce the adhesion and durability of your finish. Powder coating preparation supplies from Eastwood are an effective and affordable way to get your metal parts ready. We are the leader in DIY powder coating and will get your project off to the right start.
The Eastwood PRE Painting Prep cleaning system that is so popular for painters works great for powder coaters as well. Use it to strip away old oil, grease, wax or polish and leave your surface ready for powder. If a part has small rust spots, our spray-on metal etcher will wipe them out and leave behind a zinc-phosphate coating to protect against further damage.
For larger rust spots, holes, cracks, dents and other imperfections, you may need a quality filler compound. Alvin Lab-metal is a remarkable aluminum-reinforced putty that can be used to permanently repair these surface problems. Use a putty knife to apply it right from the can, then sand it down as needed for a smooth water-resistant finish. This high-temperature metal filler will thwart the heat of both the powder coating process and of vehicle operation.
The Eastwood HotCoat® powder coating system covers every step of this automotive finishing methods, and that includes having a good surface to work with. We are proud to carry everything you need for preparing metal and cleaning up so you can have a great looking machine. Everything is covered by our 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee and professional tech support.
Powder Coat Metal Stripping & Repair
Make sure your powder coat looks good and lasts long like it should by preparing the part surface with our DIY metal stripping supplies. Automotive powder coating is different from painting in many ways, but they have one thing in common: the surface must be clean to get the best results. Powders won’t stick as well to dirty or marred surfaces, and they also won’t last as long. These powder coat prep supplies are formulated to remove dirt, grease, corrosion and scratches so you can enjoy all the benefits of the Eastwood HotCoat™ powder coating system.
Metal Part Preparation
We stock the stripping and metal repair supplies you need to clean a surface like new. Eastwood Fast Etch Spray is our leading formula for small-scale surface cleaning and rust treatment. Spray and brush it on parts or dip them directly into the solution. Our metal etcher instantly removes grime, dissolves rust and leave a protective zinc phosphate coating. Wipe the treated surface down with Alvin Lab-Solvent to clean residual grease and smooth out light scratches so you’re ready to powder coat.
If your parts have deeper scratches, rust holes or cracks, use a body filler compound to plug them up. We recommend Alvin Lab-Metal, which can be used straight out of the can to make fast and permanent repairs. It spreads like a paste to fill dents and patch imperfection. A high-temperature body filler will handle the extremes of engine bays and exhaust systems.
Better Prep for Better Results
Eastwood has the powder coating preparation supplies that DIYers can trust to make surfaces clean and mirror-smooth. For the most intense metal stripping needs, check out abrasive blast cabinets, automotive rust solutions and other affordable products. The Eastwood Garage is full of powder coating articles and videos that will help you Do the Job Right.
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