Masking techniques in the powder coating process
Keeping powder and pretreatment materials from coating certain areas of a part is often desirable. Products that have tight tolerances or that need electrical-grounding contact areas require masking.
Quick, efficient, cost-effective masking is important in captive shops and critical in custom shops. But how is masking best done? And how much does it increase the cost of the finished product? This article answers these questions and gives tips on current masking techniques for particular parts and situations.