The speciality that Onbelay Automotive proudly offers Hamilton, Ontario clients, from our location in Chatham Ontario, is salt and rust resistant finishes. The full range of custom services we provide include automotive assembly, to powder coating and e-coating, to sub-assembly, and product packaging. We are IATF 16949 certified, and dedicated to meeting our customers salt and rust resistance requirements, supplying Ford, Chrysler, Honda and General Motors and others, with quality, long-lasting paint finishes.
Selecting salt and rust resistant coating
Hamilton, Ontario manufactured parts have many durability and functional considerations that impact the selection of a finishing method that will produce optimum results. The greatest influence on the usable life of the part may be salt and rust resistance, and is often seen as most important. There are also other factors considered such as how many pieces will need finishing, if the component will be part of further assembly, and whether there are any appearance standards for the product.
Properties that may make e-coat Hamilton, Ontario’s choice
There are two main properties of e-coating that inform its selection as salt and rust resistant finish. First, e-coating can be applied in a very thin, continuous film coating across a large number of parts. Second, e-coat has the ability to adhere to multifaceted parts, and to reach inside deep recesses and inside surfaces. It can provide corrosion resistance by itself, or can be used as a primer for powder coating.
Powder coat characteristics for Hamilton, Ontario products
Frequently selected for applications where higher levels of salt and rust resistance and durability are required, powder coating epoxies provide more strength and chemical resistance. It is also recognized for a uniform, thicker, clean finish without runs, drips or sags.
Properties that electrocoating and powder coating have in common are the ability to deliver attractive appearance, uniformity, and exceptional protection from corrosion. Neither finish generate harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can be emitted into the environment. Both options are environmentally friendly and solvent free.
At Onbelay we are the finish professionals who can help you weigh the pros and cons of each coating for your individual application. We go above and beyond to help you determine the salt and rust resistance that is most favourable for your Hamilton components.