Of course, we had to test this out. Check out the image on the right. We took that same block of uncured silicone from above and placed it on a clean metal sheet. We then powder coated it and baked it in an oven 400F for 20 minutes.
Here was the result (see image). That is what people fear! Because we put a block of uncured silicone through the oven, the high temperatures are causing the silicone to release volatiles onto the metal substrate and powder, which can be seen in the coating imperfections. This is also why many coaters refer to it as silicone residue.
But no need to worry. We're now going to take you through what it takes to reduce/prevent this from happening when it comes to masking applications.