-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
23+ years of serious education, promoting Aloha,
& the most fun you can have in metal finishing smiley
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics
topic 9777

Powder Coat Paint Application


How is powder coat paint applied? Can it be used on automobile finishes?

Tom Wiltshire
- Carrollton, MS, USA


Tom, most powder coatings are applied using special spray equipment and an electrostatic charge to attract the paint particles to the object being painted.

Powder coatings are being used on automotive parts like suspension components, shocks or struts but not typically on what are called the Class A surfaces (the outer skin of the vehicle). The current generation of powder coating do not have the gloss and depth of image that the current liquid paints develop. Many companies are working to develop powder coatings that will replace the liquid paint used on the Class A surfaces.

Roy Nuss
Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA



Roy is correct in what he says, in part. In Europe certain car manufacturers do use powder coatings as a top coat application for smaller cars. Also quite a few use a powder clear coat as a final finish. (Mercedes, Chrysler etc.)

The powder technology as it stands does not give as good an appearance as a wet system however powder technology is improving every day.

Hope this helps.

Drew Devlin
- Lincolnshire (UK)

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.