frequently asked questions

What is Shot blasting?

Shotblasting is a method used to clean metal. Shot blasting is used in almost every industry that uses metal, including aerospace, automotive, construction, foundry, shipbuilding, rail, and many others.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is becoming one of the most wanted surface finishing techniques now a days. The definition of powder coating is the process of applying dry paint to a part. In comparison to normal wet painting such as house paints, the solids are in suspension in a liquid carrier, which must evaporate before the solid paint coating is produced.

How long will it take to powder coat my item?

Powder coating times will vary. This depends on the quantity, size and type of item being powder coated. Usually we aim for 1 day turn around although this can depend on the time of year and how busy we are at the time. Contact us prior to booking your items in to check lead times.

What colours can I powder coat my items?

Almost every colour is catered for in powder form, as well as finishes and textures. We can also have colours custom made to suit your exact colour should we not have one available.

Do you offer an express service?

For items that you need in a rush we offer an express service that is guaranteed 24 hour turn around at an additional cost. Please contact us prior to advise.

Why should I powder coat my items instead of wet paint?

Powder coatings are more durable and more resistant to corrosion, chemicals and weather than liquid coatings. Powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching and other such wear due to the thermal bonding process during curing. Unlike wet paint, powders also don’t run or drip, providing a more uniform coating than liquid paint. Moreover, the vibrancy of the colour of a powder-coated part tends to stay bright and fresh longer than its wet-painted counterpart. The result of using powder coating is that the product will have the most attractive, durable, high-quality finish available.

Do you provide a collection and delivery service?

Yes we offer collection and delivery service covering Belfast and most of county Antrim as an added extra. Please contact us to confirm we cover your area.

What sizes can you powder coat?

We can powder coat items up to 4m long, 2.5m wide and 2m tall.

What sizes can you shot blast?

We can shot blast items in house up to 1m in length width and height we can also use a range of blast medias from sand, glass beads, garnet and metal shot.

What do you use to shot blast my parts?

We use a range of media to blast parts with, this ranges from sand, glass beads, garnet, aluminium oxide to steel shot depending on material and finish profile required.