Powder Coating FAQ's

Aluma Shield Powder Coating

General Questions

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that applies a durable, protective finish to a variety of surfaces. Unlike traditional paint, this method uses a powder that is cured under heat to create a strong, wear-resistant coating.

When an item is powder coated, it means it has been coated with a protective layer of polymer resin powder, which has been cured to form a solid, uniform, and durable surface. This finish is resistant to scratching, chipping, fading, and corrosion.

A powder coat refers to the layer of dry powder applied during the powder coating process. It can come in various colors and finishes, including glossy, matte, and textured.

A powder coater is a professional or facility specialized in the powder coating process. They are equipped with the necessary tools, materials, and expertise to apply powder coatings to various items. 

At Aluma Shield, we specialize in powder coating for metal items, including aluminum, steel, and raw iron. Please note, we do not powder coat plastic or wood.

Our state-of-the-art powder coating oven measures 24 feet in length, 10 feet in height, and 12 feet in width. This large capacity allows us to accommodate a wide range of items, ensuring we can handle projects of nearly any size within these dimensions.

Yes, all items should be brought to us bare, especially car parts. We do not disassemble items, so please ensure they are ready to be processed.

For any inquiries, or to schedule a service, please call us at 704-926-6981 or visit our website.

Service-Related Questions

Aluma Shield Powder Coating, located at 2901 Stewart Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28216, offers professional powder coating services for both large and small items. We cater to clients looking for high-quality powder coating solutions in and around Charlotte, NC

We provide comprehensive powder coating services, including surface preparation, coating, and curing, for a wide range of items such as automotive parts, wheels, industrial machinery, and household items.

Aluma Shield specializes in wheel powder coating, offering a variety of finishes to restore or customize the appearance of your vehicle’s wheels while providing a durable, long-lasting surface

We provide various specialty services, including:

  • Two or more colors
  • Two-step colors
  • Minor curb rash or nicks repair: $50.00 – $150.00
  • Pickup and delivery of items

These services incur additional charges.

Technical Questions

The powder coating process involves three main steps: surface preparation, powder application, and curing. The item is first cleaned and prepared, then the powder is electrostatically applied, and finally, it’s cured under heat to form a solid coating.

Powder coating should be performed in a controlled environment using specific equipment, including a spray gun for powder application and a curing oven. Due to the technical requirements, it’s often best handled by professionals like Aluma Shield Powder Coating.

Yes, aluminum can be powder coated, providing a durable and attractive finish. Aluminum undergoes a thorough 3-stage acid wash to ensure optimal adhesion and durability of the coating.

At Aluma-Shield we do not powder coat plastic. Any item that has plastic on it will need it removed before powdercoating.

Yes, we can match prismatic colors. For a vast selection of color options, please visit Prismatic Powders.

For non-stock colors, visit Prismatic Powders to explore their extensive color palette.

This updated FAQ section aims to provide clear and comprehensive answers to common customer inquiries, while effectively guiding potential clients through the process and expectations of engaging with your powder coating services.

Cost and Durability Questions

A high-quality powder coat can last 20 years or more, depending on the exposure to the elements and usage. Its longevity is one of the key benefits, offering protection against rust, fade, and wear.

The cost of powder coating varies based on the size and complexity of the item, as well as the type of finish desired. Small projects might start around $50, with larger or more intricate items costing more. Contact us for a detailed quote.

Powder coating rims typically costs between $100 and $200 per wheel, depending on size, condition, and color choices. For a precise quote, please reach out to us with details about your rims.

The typical turnaround time for powder coating is 4-6 weeks. This can vary depending on the complexity of the project and our current workload.

Our basic pricing for powder coating a set of four wheels is as follows:

  • 15″ – 17″: $325.00
  • 18″ – 20″: $400.00
  • 21″ – 26″: $500.00
  • 27″+: $600.00

These prices may be adjusted based on the condition of the wheels and additional services required.