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Troubleshooting

The IFS team is here to help you with any powder or application issues you may have, Below are some of the more common issues that can crop up from time - hopefully this will help! If you want to talk to an IFS technical expert, just give us a call and we'll arrange for one of technical team to get back to you, or email us at technical@ifscoatings.com.

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Powder Manufacture

How is powder made?

Pretreatment

Pretreating the substrate before applying powder to it is important. At the very least the parts to be coated should be cleaned and have any dirt or oil etc. removed from them. If this is not done then you are going to get powder coated dirt, oil and grease and this will not only affect how the powder performs but also how the substrate performs beneath the powder.

Care & Maintenance

Once applied, powder coating needs to be properly cared for, just like any paint. For example, you would not buy a car (which is painted aluminum), leave it on your drive way for 10 years, never clean it and expect it to look the same. Powder used on exterior applications is exactly the same - it needs to be properly cared for. Usually a basic cleaning schedule a few times a year will suffice, but check with your IFS representative for the details of your powder.

Application of Powder Coatings

At IFS we manufacture powder, we don’t actually apply it. There are thousands of powder coaters all over the USA who do a great, high quality job of applying powder coating to metal substrates. There are a few different ways of applying powder, but the most common is electrostatic application.

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