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Amazing Powder Coating Facts

Forget the ordinary paints. Powder coating is the buzzing trend. This advanced method is used in a number of items but most importantly it is used for both decorative and protective purposes on metals, both industrial and consumer uses. How does it work? The process entails the use of powder which contains fine pigment and resin articles. It is electro-statically sprayed on the metal surface to give it a shiny, fine look. The benefits that come with this method are endless. For starters, it gives the surface an attractive finish; it is durable, provides uniformity, it is environmentally friendly, economical among others.

If you still do not get it, let’s have a look at some powder coating facts that could guide you and help you avoid committing mistakes that could ruin your job.

What are some of the items that can be powder coated?

Powder coating does not work on all surfaces. It requires application on the right material for excellent results. Generally, it is best if used on surfaces that can withstand the electrostatic charge required during the spraying process without losing its integrity. These include aluminum and most steel alloys.

How do you make powder coating preparations?

Before beginning the spraying process, you have to ensure that the surface is well prepared if you want perfection. The first and most important thing to do is clean the surface and get rid of any contaminants. Also, remove any oils that might be stuck on the surface and remove any other metal surfaces that might not withstand the electrostatic charge. These could be bearings, plastics or rubber attachments.

What makes powder coating unique?

You will love the end results of this quick and cost-saving process. it gives an attractive finish, it is durable, chip resistant, environmentally friendly and most importantly it is ready to use immediately it has cooled down. What else could you ask for?

How many colors are available?

You will love this part. You can find the powder coat in almost all color variations on the spectrum but one thing that you must understand is that not all brands are the same. if you have a color in mind be it your favorite color or just a preference for the particular item that you wish to coat, check the colors available first in your brand of preference.

Can powder coat be used on a surface that has been previously treated?

The answer is yes. All you have to do is remove the old finish, get rid of dirt and anything on the surface to make it ready for a new coating. Also, you can apply it on materials that had previously been wet painted. it does not matter what type of paint finish was originally on the surface as long as you can remove it to leave a bare metal and get a smooth finish.

These facts are good enough to convince you to choose this kind of finish over other kinds of paints. You can never go wrong. Join the winning team and catch up with the trends.

Why Buy Equipment At A Mining Auction? [Variety]

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You’ve heard all about how mining equipment auctions are a great way to get a bargain on good quality plant equipment and vehicles, but as a successful businessperson you want more. It’s because you are successful enough to buy this equipment that you want more than just a bargain, which is why expert auctioneers like NUco Auctioneers offer you that extra special factor: Variety.

Get Everything You Need In One Place

 

If you were to go to an ordinary retailer, even those specialising in their product, you would likely only find that one product. You would have to spend time and effort, not to mention labour, to go around to all the necessary retailers to get all the plant equipment and vehicles you need. That is why having the ability to find all of the necessary goods in one place all at once at a mining equipment auction, that variety can save you a fortune in money, time and effort.

 

An example: At the time of writing the NUco sales page has loaders and a truck (with a cherry picker and hydraulic crane) available. Between these two vehicle types you could cover industry activities from mining and construction to telecoms, with all the multidisciplinary possibilities in between. And this selection will keep updating continually.

Interesting Informal Training Opportunity?

 

Do you have initiatives in place to train your mining engineers? Many mines will send their engineers to external facilities for training, to work on your equipment, preparing them to work on vehicles and machines that break. But what if you could, at a bargain, pick up an older piece of equipment which would go for a vastly reduced price? Finding something like this at a mining auction you would be able to provide your experienced staff with an asset that they can use for some informal training without breaking the bank (or your fresher equipment).

Encourage Uniformity

 

It may sound strange to say that variety could encourage uniformity, but do you have a preference for certain brands on your mine? Perhaps you would like to use specific brands, in different colours, for the various sections and departments on your site, but you can never conveniently find it all together.

 

With the variety at a mining equipment auction, you can do your research to see what will be on offer and prepare your bidding strategy in advance to grab hold of exactly this opportunity. The variety is there for you to take advantage of however you see fit, offering you an array of business strategies as well!

So give it a shot and see how you can come out on top with an upcoming mining auction in South Africa.