Hello and welcome to 3-D Powder Coating! Our family-owned business has been proudly serving Fort Worth and the surrounding area since 1981, providing all your powder coating needs. Whether you’re passionate about the performance and endurance of your vehicle or looking to spruce up the iron gate in your front yard, whatever your circumstance, powder coating will make your project stand out from the crowd and last longer! If you want to ensure your car, truck, motorcycle, or home improvement project reaches its maximum potential for beauty, performance, and endurance you’ve come to the right place!
At 3-D Powder Coating, we take vehicle parts and assemblies and give them a fresh new look and, in the process, we add a level of protection that helps vehicles of all types to optimally perform. Common wear-and-tear issues are minimized due to 3-D powder coating shielding your vehicle from moisture, salt air, chemicals, UV light, friction, and impact. Choose from clear powder coating if you’re simply looking to enhance durability or choose from our wide selection of colors and textures to make your project pop!
The 3-D Powder Coating Process
How do we make it all happen? It begins with a thorough surface preparation of the part. This step is incredibly important to the final outcome. At 3-D Powder Coating, cleaning and degreasing are accomplished by either phosphate solution systems, sand blasting, or steam cleaning, according to the application requirements. Then we apply high temperature masking tape and silicone plugs to keep coatings off any specified surfaces, such as threaded or high tolerance areas.
At that point, the part goes into 3-D’s booth for electrostatic application of the selected high-quality powder products. Types of coatings may range from FDA and UL approved selections, to regular polyester, epoxy and hybrid options. We use either a batch process or conveyor system depending on the job requirement. The coated parts then go to a large batch oven, or they pass through the four-stage curing oven. In the curing oven, the powder is melted, gelled, and finally hardened into the cured finish. The completed parts are then inspected to assure the highest standard of quality and your satisfaction!
Automotive Powder Coating – Liquid Paint Doesn’t Stand a Chance!
There is no question that automotive powder coating is superior to liquid coatings as powder coating offers second-to-none protection from chipping, corrosion, chemicals, abrasion, UV exposure, and impact. The thickness difference between powder coating and wet paint demonstrates all you need to know:
- Wet paint – 0.5 to 1 mil
- Decorative powder-coating – 2 to 6 mils
- Functional powder-coating – 6 to 10+ mils
Functional powder-coating has a track record of unbeatable durability, and has no other equal alternative surface coating material. It can serve traditional roles for our Fort Worth patrons who are looking for the best in automotive parts protection, but functional powder coating offers much more.
The best possible protection is necessary for surfaces, parts, and machinery that are exposed to merciless environments such as extreme heat or cold, chemical exposure, and salt water. Equipment such as space satellites, military equipment, submarines, yachts, and Coast Guard vessels are excellent candidates for functional powder coating as it offers radiation protection, flame retardancy, electrical insulation properties, and more! Still unsure if powder coating is right for you? You can submit your questions or a PDF drawing of your project on our website and we’ll schedule a consultation with one of our experts–completely free!
Powder Coating Bends Without Flaking
Powder coating’s flexibility properties border on unbelievable, which brings us to The Bend Test, one of several assessments to test powder coating’s performance reliability. To pass The Bend Test, powder coating is applied to .036-thick phosphated steel panels and must easily withstand 180-degree bends over ¼-inch mandrels, without cracking or flaking. Powder coating bends to conform to the demand– something you would never dare to try with wet paint products!
If that isn’t impressive enough, The Bend Test can also go a step further when the bent powder-coated surface is beaten with a ball-peen hammer. When no chipping or delamination is evident, the powder coating has passed The Bend Test. You’ll be amazed at powder coating’s elasticity and resistance to abuse, deformation, and extreme pressure!
Powder-Coating Finishes — Beauty Meets Durability
Our Fort Worth customers can select clear powder-coating options which protect parts and finishes from chipping, scratching and fading. Additionally, we offer an array of gloss-levels which give underlying colors greater depth and vividness.
However, if you’re looking to give your vehicle or part a makeover, powder-coating colors can transform automotive parts from boring factory standards to eye-catching works of art! From vintage cars to dirt-track bikes to ATVs to your family’s SUV, there is nothing our automotive powder coating specialists can’t transform. Our Fort Worth patrons can select from an array of exquisite colors, textures, and special effects that shield and protect one’s automotive investment! Consider adding some of these elements to your next project: metallics, candies, shimmers, fluorescents, hammer-tones, glitters, and veining. The options are limitless! Not only does powder coating offer exceptional protection from contaminants, wear and tear, mechanical heat, corrosion and temperature extremes, but it will look good while doing it!
We’re Committed to You
Our company takes great pride in offering Fort Worth and surrounding communities the highest quality service. With more than 40 years of expertise, 3-D Powder Coating addresses the needs of a multitude of applications. Along with automotive powder coating, we cater to aviation, aerospace, military (specializing in MIL-SPEC coatings), electronics, commercial, industrial, medical, residential arenas, and more.
From small parts to large parts, outside finishes to interior finishes, primers to top coats, stock colors to customized shades, smooth coatings to textured coatings, if you’re in need of a renewed finish, 3-D can do it all under one roof while adhering to ISO 9001-2015 quality standards! We partner with renowned industry leaders when sourcing our coating products so quality is never a question, it’s a guarantee!
After it’s all said and done, from the vision of your project to the precision of our work, automotive powder coating is all about achieving a tough, sleek, stunning, uniform finish, every time and we promise to deliver your part or vehicle to your complete satisfaction.
Contact 3-D Powder Coating, Today!
Interested in a Fort Worth pick up and/or delivery? Give us a call at (972) 475-2726 and take advantage of our free-quote offer! We’re also available 24/7 via the form on our website at www.3dpowdercoating.com.