Powder Coating

How Powder Coaters Can Improve Their Masking Operations in 2024

powder coating masking tips

If you're a powder coater wanting to make changes to improve your masking operations, this post is for you! Echo Engineering is here to guide you through actionable changes that can revolutionize your masking processes and elevate your results.

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When To Remove Powder Coating Tape | Masking Experiments

powder coating tape removal

Welcome to the SECOND installment of our new masking experiment series! In this post, we will be taking you through what happens when you remove the tape right after powder gels and compare it to what happens when we remove tape after it cools down after the cure process. 

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Masking Experiments: Powder Build-Up Around Caps

Masking experiment for paint buildup

Welcome to the first installment of our new masking experiment series! In this post, we will be taking you through a common problem powder coaters deal with and an experiment we ran in an attempt to prevent the issue without the need for custom masking. So, without further ado, let's get into it!

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How Much Does Custom Die-Cut Masking Tape Cost?

custom die-cut tape

Masking is essential for many powder coaters, e-coaters, and other metal finishers. However, using standard rolls of tape can lead to wasted time & resources, injuries, and a higher reject rate. Custom die-cut masking tape is a specialized solution that can help streamline your production process and save you money in the long run. But how much does it cost to switch to custom die-cut masking tape?

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How to Mask Bolts, Studs, and Tube Ends | Metal Coating Guide

masking caps for bolts and tubes

In this post, we are going to take you through how to easily mask off bolts, studs, and tube ends during coating processes, such as powder coating and electrocoating.

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Masking Tips - How to Achieve Your Cleanest Masking Lines Yet

Achieving crisp, clean masking lines is not always an easy task. It takes knowledge, skill, and the best tools to get the results you're looking for. In this post, we're going to take you through both masking tape tips & tricks as well as rubber molded designs to improve your results and help prevent common coating flaws.

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High Temp Masking Material Alternatives to Silicone

silicone alternatives

Due to the fear of silicone volatiles, some facilities will not even remotely consider using the material. In the automotive industry specifically, silicone is sometimes not even allowed into the paint production environments.  So, what this means is they need alternative solutions. Luckily, we've received these requests many times before so in this post we will take you through the majority of the options you'll typically have.

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