Our paint line at Silver City Aluminum runs almost non-stop. Our goal is to strive for perfection in all of our painting services, achieving a consistent color application, as well as a top-rated adhesion to meet the requirements of every industry we serve.
The maximum length of materials that we provide painting services for at Silver City Aluminum is twenty feet. Some customers prefer to paint their own material for a number of reasons. Clients that are looking to reduce costs may consider painting their own materials to save money.
- Pre-treat Finish – Our pre-treat process is a four-stage pre-wash system. The four stages include an etch, a clean wash, a neutralizing wash and then a standard pre-wash to help guarantee excellent adhesion to the aluminum materials for long-lasting results.
- Polycron Application – We can apply this type of painting service after the materials have gone through a thorough pre-wash process. This helps the paint to properly adhere to the aluminum materials.
The Painting Process
At Silver City Aluminum, our paint line that we use is a vertical electrostatic polycron line that is capable of handling up to twenty-one feet in length. All of the parts that go through our painting process are pre-washed first through our four-stage pre-wash system. Once the materials have been properly washed and chemically prepped, they are then dried and ready to be painted. The pre-wash process is designed to ensure top quality adhesion, as well as providing a very smooth, clean surface to apply the paint.
We apply the paint at approximately 2ml’s wet in thickness. The passing parts are constantly monitored and checked by our staff to ensure top quality results and a consistent color application from ceiling to floor. Once the paint has been applied to the parts, the aluminum materials are then cured through a baking process in one of our special custom ovens.
Once the parts have been cured, they are taken off the line one at a time by hand, inspected by our highly trained technicians and are then taken to our shipping department. Once they arrive at our shipping department, the parts are inspected again to ensure quality results before they are packed up for delivery. Quality control and consistency with each and every product that we fabricate is a requirement at Silver City.