An employee performing powder coating in Dawson finishing facility

Powder Coating

Customized to your project specifications, regardless of texture and thickness.

Dawson offers powder coating solutions to meet the most stringent customer specifications.  Primarily, we utilize a three-stage pretreatment process consisting of an iron phosphate detergent, a cold water rinse, and a non-chrome seal rinse.  Our iron phosphate detergent includes additional fluoride ions which increase the etching effects on aluminum and stainless steel surfaces.  We also offer mechanical blasting as a pretreatment option prior to powder coating.  Complex geometries are tested using our in-house DataPaq to ensure optimum cure cycles thus eliminating over-baking and discoloring of the powder.  Our automated paint line has a part size envelope of 4’ wide x  5’ tall x 12’ long.  Parts that exceed this size can be painted in our dedicated off-line batch spray booth and cured in our dedicated batch oven which has an envelope size of 10’ wide x  10’ tall x 15’ long.

Equipment & Processes

  • High-temperature custom masking capabilities by use of vinyl stencil cutting machine

  • Dual Color paint schemes including Industry Standard Gelling Primers

  • Automated GAT systems paint line

  • Deimco roll-off powder coating booth

  • Off-line batch booths

  • Custom finishes

  • Salt spray testing

  • Silk-screening

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