Arkote Surface Excellence | All About The Sandblasting & Priming

We decided to answer the most common question we get from customers: Is a primer necessary under top coating and what’s the most important item of the successful coating?

The most important part of a successful coating system is to prepare the metal for priming and top coating. Surface preparation is a vital step to ensuring the quality and longevity of metal coatings. Without proper preparation, even the most advanced metal coating technologies will fail.

Great surface preparation using Sandblasting provides a great way to prepare surfaces for various coatings and sealants. The Sadblasting gets all dirt and contaminants off of the surface and creates a profiled surface for the next coatings to adhere to.

What about the priming?

Primer base coats are not always necessary, there are times when they are a good idea and would be recommended, but there are also times when they may not be recommended. There are certain powder types that would yield undesirable results when used with a primer base coat.

Conditions where a primer Epoxy or Zinc would be recommended are conditions where corrosion is more of a concern, such as harsh weather, coastal environments or other conditions of high humidity. The powders may be applied over bare metal substrates and yield good results, but a primer will add further protection to the metal substrate.

We recommend using primer treatment to industrial equipment and machinery, for structures with concerns for corrosion caused by salt, such as ships and shore protection structures.

Is Arkote accredited to apply Interpon Steelplex warranty system?

Yes, Arkote are accredited to give a Steelplex warranty system for 3, 5 and 10 years for steel applications for corrosion protection, colour retention and film integrity.

Please check out this Mitchell Comley video to get all the answers!

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Arkote Surface Excellence | Anti Slip Coating System: GRIPPAKOTE

Tree Guards

Grippakote Anti Slip Coating System is used for:

  • Tree Guards;
  • In Ground metal work;
  • Removable bollards covers and other various applications.

Tough, Durable, Non Slippery Surface

Grippakote Coating Performs well in the foot traffic areas, often required for floors in workplaces, areas open to public and other instances where non slip surface is required.

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Arkote Surface Excellence | Powder Coating Of Electrical Cabinets With Gasket Protection

Today we want to introduce you to a new Arkote process for the protection of internals and gaskets procedure.
Take a look at the photos:

INDICATES:
Steel box top coated with a Tuffkote by Arkote coating system;
Powder coated outside only;
Masked to protect the gasket & internal;
Low pressure blasted outside only.

ARKOTE GUARANTEES:

Choose the best POWDER COATING for your specific application with assistance from our coating solutions team!

We strive to develop lasting relationships with our customers by providing:
TOP QUALITY POWDER COATING SERVICES ON TIME, DEFECT FREE, EXACTLY AS AGREED” – Arkote Surface Excellence.

5 STAR
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATING!
 Need assistance or want to discuss your powder coating needs?
 Fill out this form below and one of our helpful and experienced consultants will be more than happy to contact you and  answer all your queries!

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Arkote Surface Excellence | Heat Resistant Powder Coating Services

High Temperature Powder Coating Services

High-temperature Powder Coatings is a series of silicone-based functional coatings providing excellent:

Heat Resistance, Corrosion Resistance and High Colour retention.

Applications

Heat resistant powder coatings can be applied on:

  • Grills
  • Fireplace stands
  • Stoves
  • Exhaust pipes                             
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Generators
  • and many more… 
Sharing with you one of our latest heat resistant jobs: Fire Stand

Installed Fireplace Photos:

High-Temperature Powder Coating Colour Options

 We offer our customers colours that make your products look great and stand out. 

To ensure best colour accuracy, we offer free colour sample!

Fill out this form and one of our helpful and experienced consultants will be more than happy to contact you and  answer all your queries and discuss your high temperature powder coating needs!

Brett N. Adelaide, SAGreat work by Arkote! It looks and seems to work very well. Thank you! 
Highly recommend.
Choose the best heat resistant coating for your specific application with assistance from our coating solutions team!

As an certified specialty coating applicator, we strive to develop lasting relationships with our customers by providing quality heat resistant powder coating services on time and at a competitive price!
 

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Arkote Surface Excellence | UHQ – Ultra High Quality Team

Introducing the UHQ – Ultra High Quality Team! Latest new Arkote innovation –  installation!

We have invested in new equipment and assembled a team of careful and fastidious operators to process requests for powder coating on items that require a very high quality finish.

Producing super good quality on small parts that require a high degree of careful attention and a defect free finish. Doesn’t matter if it’s: aluminium, steel, machined, castings, fabrications, foldings, sheet metal, anything that requires the Ultra High Quality Team.

Have any questions? Contact us using this online form or ring Arkote on (08) 8276 8811 to discuss your powder coating needs!

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Arkote surface excellence | Say Hello to our NEW PRODCUT: SHINGLEBACK PREMIUM COATING SYSTEM

One of our dedicated customer service team members Matthew Short, lay down the facts and explain why the SHINGLEBACK COATING SYSTEM is the best for your equipment protection!

IT’S TOUGH, DURABLE, LONG LASTING AND SUPER EASY TO CLEAN! 5 YEAR WARRANTY!


SHINGLEBACK COATING SYSTEM FOR:

– UTE TRAYS;
– TRUCK TRAYS;
– SERVICE BODIES;
– TRAILERS;
– BARWORK;
– TOOL BOXES.

For more information visit: www.shinglebackcs.com.au and don’t forget to follow Shingleback on social media channels!

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Arkote surface excellence | Interpon Steelplex warranty system

Arkote is accredited to apply Interpon Steelplex warranty system!

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Arkote surface excellence | Pickup & Delivery

Welcome to another blog & video about our team!

At Arkote we would like to take the opportunity to build a better service to you, so we can improve both our business and our relationship with you, as our customer.

We are serious about looking after you and our latest changes are aimed at making things easier, faster and simpler! So part of this is our helpful and experienced customer service team.

Let us introduce you to David Newlands, he is a part of the dedicated customer team at Arkote. His role at Arkote is mostly driving a truck for the pickups and deliveries of your goods.

Arkote takes full responsibility for your goods and strive with great care, to return them in excellent condition to you.

Check out this short video to get know a couple of things we have done for you!

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Arkote surface excellence | Customer service team

We are introducing our latest improvement at Arkote. We are serious about looking after you and our latest change is aimed at making things EASIER, FASTER and SIMPLER!

We have created a dedicated customer service team who is ready to answer all your queries!

Looking forward to talking to you!

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Arkote surface excellence | Answers to most common questions about powder coating

Why does Powder Coat gloss and colour sometimes fade quickly?     

This is most commonly due to under cure of the powder coat film and therefore the incomplete film integrity leading to poor performance.

Why does Powder Coat chip and flake off easily ?

 Powder coating chip and flakes off, because of poor surface preparation prior to the powder coating process. If there are any oils or contaminants on the metal that aren’t cleaned off thoroughly, the powder coating is almost guaranteed to chip or flake off.

Can I get any colour I want in Powder Coat?

There are a lot of standard colours in powder coat, but every colour needs to be formulated and have a small trial batch made to ensure it meets the individual colour requirements. This means that small runs of colour are comparatively expensive and take a few weeks to produce. A huge amount of colours can be made, but the high gloss, metallics and really bright colours are not unlimited in options.

Will powder coat last 10 years or more?

This hihgly depends on the process used for the surface preparation and the primer coats and the ultimate quality of the topcoat. Want to know more about color warranties? Click this link below: https://duluxpowders.com.au/warranties/ or https://www.specifyinterpon.com.au/warranties/architectural-aluminium/

Let’s take a look to our few finished Powder Coating projects:

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