Powder Coating with IronShield

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IronShield provides high-end coatings and surface preparation for a vast selection of products of differing materials. They offer both liquid painting and powder coating services to individuals and businesses alike. IronShield can liquid coat (or paint) just about anything that can fit in their 20′ x 10′ x 12′ booth.

IronShield offers powder coating for any compatible object that can fit inside their 35’ x 10’ x 10’ oven, endure the oven’s high temperatures and hold an electrostatic charge. The bulk of items that are powder coated tend to be metal items. Below is a list of a few examples of the types of items IronShield can powder coat for you.

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  • Gates
  • Single line hand rails
  • Tumblers
  • Pots
  • Car bodies
  • Motorcycle frames
  • Architectural screening
  • Sinks
  • Planters
  • Gussets

Preparation

Sand Blasting

IronShield’s indoor and climate-controlled facility includes a painting and blasting booth that is 20’ x 10’ x 12’. They use sand for all their blasting clean, smooth and prepare their project materials. During the blasting process, sand particles are shot out of the sandblaster and hit across the object’s surface at high speeds, scouring the surface.

Powder coated industrial swing gate made of louvers

Etching

To prepare metal for powder coating, IronShield first rinses the metal, degreases it, rinses it again and then etches it. They use phosphate etching to improve the adhesion of the powder to the metal. Materials like aluminum can be very slick and will need a little extra help to keep the powder coat adhered. Phosphate etching also significantly improves the corrosion resistance to ensure that your newly powder coated item is resistant to rusting and will stay in near-new condition.

Powder Coating

IronShield creates amazing coatings across the board, but powder coating is their specialty. Powder coating is a form of dry coating that is applied electrostatically and then heated in a large oven under high heats to turn the dry powder into an opaque, durable shell. Powder coating is ideal for metal items, but can also be used on other materials that can both conduct a charge and endure high heats. Powder coating is very popular for use on large items like car bodies as well as for small items like tire rims and door handles.

Liquid Coating

Liquid coating is a broad category and can be used for many different applications. It can be applied aired or airlessly to many different surfaces, including glass, wood, plastic and metal. IronShield’s booth is 20’ x 10’ x 12’, which is large enough to handle architectural screening, automobiles and other large pieces.

Custom Metals Fabrication

For over 50 years, IronShield’s manufacturing has been designing, manufacturing and engineering custom metals products. Their products have been specified all across the United States for high-profile customers such as the College World Series Ballpark, Tesla, MGM Casino, NASA, and SpaceX.

Delivery

IronShield’s coating facility is located in Omaha, Nebraska, but if you live elsewhere in the Midwest, IronShield will pick up and deliver your project’s materials using one of their many tractor trailer operations. Their delivery services ensure your product is well taken care of and will not suffer dents, scratches, chips or abrasions. They make regular trips to Lincoln, NE, Grand Island, NE, Des Moines, IA, Sioux City, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Kansas City, KS, Sioux Falls, SD and Rochester, MN.