Metal conditions vary widely among grades and thickness of steel. Powder coating requires pristine metal condition for optimal coating performance. It is futile to put a high quality finish system on poorly prepared metal. Likewise, it may not be necessary to excessively prepare metal that is in acceptable condition for less extreme applications. For example, indoor use may not require the same level of metal preparation as outdoor or extreme environment conditions. Understanding the application and performance requirements of a project are critical to a succesful longterm outcome. Test equipment in house for blast profile documentation to meet SSPC* standards.
*Society for Protective Coatings, formally Steel Structures Painting Council