How to Electrically Coat Your Metal
The Electrospray coating is a new method for applying paint. It’s been around for some time but only recently has it become a common form of paint application. It’s basically an electrochemical process that changes the color of the paint. One side of the coating will have an active ingredient such as zinc or copper and the other will have an inactive ingredient such as silver or cobalt. The active ingredient changes the color of the paint instantly while the inactive ingredient absorbs color and passes on the color to the next layer. After the first coat, the color is still there but the color is slightly changed.
The most common place you’ll find it is on the body of a car. A popular spot is the hood of a car. Here it’s applied to the edge where the sun shines through on a hot day. You can also find it on bumpers and exhausts.
It’s a relatively inexpensive way to paint your vehicle. However, it’s important that you take care when using it. Before you apply the coating, make sure the surface you are working on is clean. Wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
Before you begin applying the coating, make sure the surface you are working on is clean. Wipe it dry with a soft cloth. If you are using an electrical paint spraying machine, preheat it to the correct temperature before starting. Some people even spray primers onto the surface to get it ready.
Primer is a thick liquid that makes the surface smooth. It also works to protect the surface from abrasions and scratches. Many vehicles’ surfaces can suffer from road salt, brake dust, bugs, and grease. Primer solves many of these problems. It is typically applied on the vehicle’s exterior by a professional or a car owner.
If you have an electrical paint spraying machine, then it will come with a primer coating as well. If you do not, then you need to buy one separately. The advantage of applying the coating yourself is that you can see exactly how the coating looks. If you decide to buy a primer coat, then make sure you choose one that will be appropriate for your type of vehicle.
After you apply the coat, use a rubber or plastic mallet to knock the excess paint off the surface. Use a brush to remove any excess dirt or dust. Make sure you use the same direction as the paint and apply it in neat even strokes. Make sure the color is smooth and even.
In order for the coating to stand up to the elements, you need to make sure it is properly protected. The best way to do this is to use a paint sprayer. If you are working outside, you should keep it covered so it is safe from rain or snow. Do not spray the coating too close to sharp edges or you will get paint splinters. Finally, if you are using a gun, be sure you use the correct ammo.
Once the coating has been applied, it is time to prime the surface. Use the same amount of paint as you applied previously, but make sure it is mixed well. Apply the first layer and allow it to dry. It is better to have some extra time to let the paint cure before priming the surface.
After the first coat is dry, you will need to make sure the next coats are properly mixed. You will want to make sure you have enough paint on hand, since you will probably want to mix more than you think you need. Make sure the color is even and blended well.
After the coating has cured, you may want to prime the vehicle before the final coat is applied. Primeing will make the finish last longer and add a level of protection. Although the process may seem tedious, it is really not. To prime an item, you need to take it off the heat source and apply plenty of water. This will make sure that the primer adheres well to the vehicle’s surface.
The results of an electrostatic paint coating are amazing. It makes old drab paint look like new. Since the coating is thin, there is no need to paint each individual panel. Panels can be painted in succession to create a layered effect.