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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Long last epoxy coating

An epoxy shield will help in protecting the surfaces from corrosion and chipping, which is a very important part in industrial settings. This technology is common for metal parts, garage floors, among other things also. There are many other types that people use, such as leather coatings, trailer coatings and concrete densifier and also sealer coatings.However epoxy, has been proven to be very affective for both industrial settings and garages other than anything else. This technology comes in various levels, but in any stage it becomes the protective as well as preventive layer for the surface when once applied.

These shield coatings are also said to have a preventive character because it comes with the features of durability, survival, aesthetic appeal, resistance and long-life for the surface. Many companies will provide epoxy substances to industrial building owners, so they can protect their floorings and machinery for many more years to come. The various types of sealants like garage floor coatings, metal coatings, leather coatings , extreme trailer coatings, concrete densifiers and sealer coatings helps these surfaces to prevent against corrosion, chipping, pealing and other problems. Epoxy technology is one of the chief sealant technologies, since it can protect and preserve a substance as tough as a concrete.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Where to use epoxy floorings

Garage floorings are usually exposed to damages due to the harmful substances that come in contact with it. So these floors need some protection from corrosive chemicals and other substances which causes further damages. Leaving the floor as it is may result in added expenses for repair later on. So it is always advisable to have it protected from more damages. There are a number of ways offered for you to protect your garage floor from the acidic chemicals. You can try painting the floor with an epoxy coating that is helpful in forming an impermeable seal in order to protect the porous concrete from corrosive spills.

Installing epoxy flooring takes a little preparation before starting. Always make sure that the surface on which coating is done should be free of moisture and other finishing materials as this needs a dry surface to properly bind with the flooring. These types of floorings will give you beautiful and durable floor that will last for many years. It is easy to clean and is resistant to oil and other chemicals. These floors are normally recommended for light manufacturing areas and gathering, food processing areas, breweries, distillers, laboratories.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Steps involved in coating a metal

Metal coating is the application of one or more thin coats of a particular metal. Some types of coating includes electroless nickel, phosphate and chromium. This is one of many types of coating services. They are necessary for applications in which thin films or coats made up of varying materials are applied to substrates. The process includes solution preparation and delivery to applicator, the coating application itself, drying and solidification. As a first step, raw material will be specified and tested, deaerated, mixed and then dispersed. Then fluid flow, weight and measurement are determined. Certain substrates will be compatible with particular coating materials only. The final drying and solidification method includes heating and ventilation systems in addition to the heat transfer and defect mechanisms.

Automotive, appliance, trucking, electrical, military, and marine and construction are some of the markets in which metal coating is found. It can be applied to parts such as fasteners, brackets, clips, clamps, stamping, beams and rotors. They not only protect the metal components against moisture, salt spray, oxidation or exposure to chemicals, but also provide abrasion resistance and chemical protection. In fact, the coating will offer a durable and corrosion resistant film while the core material will provide the ability to bear loads.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Garage flooring ideas

Many people fail to realize the garage flooring ideas that are available. In fact, most people believe the only possibility for covering the bottom of their garage is plain concrete. But there are other ways also. If you want to keep your garage floor plain concrete, it is a good idea to cover it with an epoxy coat. Of the garage flooring ideas, this is the simplest to implement fast. It is important, however, to be sure to purchase epoxy floor coating which is created specifically for floors and that will adhere to the concrete.

Otherwise, there is a possibility of the coating peeling. Epoxy coating is inexpensive and helps to protect the floor. It also makes it easier to clean the surface in the case of spills and even a clear coat y can make the garage more cheerful and bright. Of course, the garage floor can also be painted to help protect the floor and add to the overall mood. This is one of the more difficult garage flooring ideas, however, because the floor must be neatly cleaned beforehand.




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