Masking 102: The case for custom-molded masks
The key to deciding when to turn to custom-molded masks is their suitability for a particular application. This article discusses several coating applications that benefited by changing a time-consuming multistep masking operation into a one-step procedure with custommolded masks. It discusses how custom-molded masks differ from die-cut masks and presents in-the-field examples and solutions.
Powder coatings, as with most coatings, deposit on every available surface during application, including places where they're not wanted. Removing unwanted coatings takes time and labor, and bogs production lines. Coating shops often become bottlenecks on a production line, not because it’s difficult to apply a finish, but because it's hard to take it off where you don't want it.