Reliability and durability are essential for steel parts that are exposed to marine environments. As a result, it is critical that the protective coating you use can provide weather protection. ISO 12944 standards are in place to assist coating applicators in determining a suitable coating system that will provide the level of protection required by marine clients. That is where R&M Powder Coating comes in.
As leading powder coaters in the West Midlands, we are familiar with the harsh marine and coastal environments. Such as sea salts, which can have long-term effects on the performance of most finishing systems. Therefore, we can guarantee that your equipment will stand the test of time and meet the high specification requirements.
Powder Coating For Marine Environment
Powder coating is the most effective method of preventing saltwater corrosion of marine equipment and boat fixtures. In any marine environment, the essential elements of air, water, sunlight, and salt are all exceedingly corrosive to metals. For instance, powder coating your aluminium, stainless steel, and other metal boat parts, it provides a superior, long-lasting surface.
Furthermore, the durability of a powder coated metal finish will protect your boat and marine fixtures in all weather conditions. Additionally, powder coated surfaces are also extremely easy to keep clean.
What Marine and Boat Parts Can Be Powder Coated?
Powder coating will improve various marine parts and boat fixtures, including the following:
- Antenna Mounts
- Hand Rails, Bow Rails & Cleats
- Pedestal Chair Mounts & Steering Wheels
With an endless range of colours available, powder coating can also be used to colour rails and match other parts of the vessel.
Is Powder Coating Good For Marine Applications?
Powder coating is the most effective technique to protect marine and boat fixtures against saltwater corrosion, rust, as well as, other damage caused by contact to salt, water, air, and sunlight.
Preventing Corrosion in Aluminium
A protective layer prevents salt air or salt water from accessing the metal, hence avoiding contact and corrosion. Powder coating gives a long-lasting surface that decreases maintenance and the impacts of salt water on aluminium.
Expert Marine Powder Coating
R&M’s specialist team can design anti-corrosion coatings to give effective protection in all corrosion classifications. Therefore, coating durability and longevity are decided on a case-by-case basis on each client’s individual needs and can be delivered with a life expectancy of 25 years or more.
All of R&M’s coating systems meet the powder coating standards for marine environments. We have a dedicated coating facility, as well as experienced, trained staff and great customer service, which positions us as an industry leader.
What is the Maximum Size Part You Can Powder Coat?
At R&M, we have a cutting-edge powder coating plant and state of the art powder coating systems. Our workshop envelope measures 2.4m long by 1.3m high by 400ml deep.
So, if you are looking for a high-quality durable finish, that can withstand extreme environmental conditions, powder coating is one of the best options available. For more information on our powder coating services Nottingham, contact us today on 01384 898 765 or email email@example.com.
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