Powder Coating – Good Advice

How Not To Powder Coat

This is how not to powder coat, these parts came in today from County quads for us to put right, The owner of the quad bike took them to a chap who said he can powder coat, he also rebuilds quad bikes too. (you know who you are ). Probably has one of this silly home kits that are worse than useless. In future leave it to coaters that know what they are doing, by the way where is the primer coat!. Bloody cowboys. If you want a quad serviced rebuilt County Quads are the boys to speak to.

Poor Welding..

This is why we check each and every motorcycle frame that comes into us. We might be a little more expensive than some out there but we take your safety and our work very seriously. This was found after a third party brazed the lug next to the damage. Scary to say the least. Just think if this wasn’t picked up by another coater. This bike is being rebuilt for racing. Price is not the be all and end all.


Powder Coating – Good Advice…

“Make two lists of parts, with photographs, all work is booked in on our computer system, and you will be given a copy of the work sheet and a works order number.

All prep work is carried out by us from blanking of threads and protection of parts that need to be free of paints. We do ask though to remove bearings & bushes where possible.

The majority of grease & oils should be cleaned off before we receive the work.
In the case of oil in frames all inlet & outlets should be protected to stop any ingress of grits during the blasting process, this also includes oil tanks.

All oil should be flushed out and left clean before reaching us.

Use this worksheet to check that you have everything back. – This is very important when small parts are involved.
When you come along to pick your parts up, it may help to bring with you a few boxes and protective blankets or towels. Although our finished work is normally wrapped but it never hurts to always have that bit of protection when you most need it!

Before taking your parts away, you will be welcome to check all parts before leaving, and if for any reason you are not happy with the work we will without question re-work the part or parts.

In doubt about the finish and colour, we have a range of colour samples & cards at our showroom, we would be happy to run off a colour sample for you (subject to stock).

Our Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

Tel:01621 841100
Fax: 01621 842233

Unit 2a
Benbridge Industrial Estate,
Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER

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Take the heat off

This product is really taken off. The silver items have had our two coat system internal heat barrier applied that keeps a lot of heat radiation through the system, improves performance according to the manufactures of this product. Long lasting will not discolour or flake off or crack even with rapid cooling. We are so confident that we will guarantee against fading & cracking. However at very high temperatures running red hot it may lose some luster. Applied by our team who have gone through extensive training so to offer you the best finished product possible.
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Hardwood blasting service, Bring back all the fine features. Not ideal for softwoods. It's not expensive and will save time and effort. Items are charged at an hourly rate plus blast media materials consumed. ... See MoreSee Less

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We don't set out to make problems for anyone. We comply with health & safety rules and have always carried out improvements when requested by H&S in fact the last visit cost my business getting on for 20K to fit new spray booths and this is fine as it has made improvements to the environmental impact and improved productivity. We have a full insurance inspection twice a year on the plant & machinery, have our staff monitored for related medical issues, breathing hearing etc, three of them have full fork lift training, all this costs a small fortune but we play the game and do what needs to be done. Ok if your company is out of line and causing problems then you can and should expect some sort of comeback, but all it takes is for someone to make the problems and inconvenience known to the owner that it may cause other people, not hide behind the authorities.

Anyway who ever it was thought our gas calor gas tanks were wrongly sited, the fact they have been there for 12 years and sited by Calor gas who know the law and regs inside out how to site them. They are checked every year for safety including the feed out gas pipes, they are protection by safety barriers and are in line with the regs at the time of placement. It seems some twat thinks they know better. I guess they don't like to see businesses who are doing well play the game or they just don't like them where they are. It makes me think is it all worth the grief and frustration and great expence running a business these days.

Some idiots think you have a wallet full of money, guess again we don't. It's a very costly running a company large or small. so many rules regs, miles of red tape, dealing with employment rules, tax & vat, Health & safety, taking on increasing overheads without passing them on trying to be fair and just.

The cherry on top of the lot is the twats that have nothing better to do but stir up further unfounded complaints. Makes me extremely angry..

Thats my anger vented and as far as I am concerned that hopefully is the end of it.
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