Rust Bullet vs. Powdercoat: Save Money with Rust Bullet

First of all, let’s discuss the difference between Rust Bullet and Powder Coat?

Well, while Powder Coat does a few redeeming qualities, it actually runs a lot more expensive than Rust Bullet does, with a more complicated application process, by far.

Although there are certain applications that may require specific coatings, it should be recognized that a powder coating is still a paint thus being sacrificial in nature.

The complexity and costly nature of a powder coating compared to the relative ease and moderate cost of a Rust Bullet Coating speak for themselves when a clear and wise decision is required. But, we wanted to help you make an informed decision, too.

So, here are some specs: 

Powder coating, a free-flowing dry powder is typically applied electrostatically and cured in high heat specialty ovens.

Due to its powder form, this coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. Powder coatings are typically a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paints, can be applied in much thicker dft without running or sagging, and possesses a near zero VOC emission and no waste.

Sounds good, right? Well… 

Rust Bullet Coatings are a one part, multiple coat process, which can be applied with a brush, roller or spray equipment by the professional and the amateur painter.

The desired thickness of the application can be controlled by either the number of coats or the method of application from a simple roller to the industrial spray equipment.

Rust Bullet Coatings cure in the ambient atmosphere and are ready for a second or subsequent coat in a matter of hours.

Rust Bullet Coatings create a smooth, hard, impermeable surface that is scratch, chip, chemical and UV resistant with a look and feel very similar to a powder coating. Rust Bullet Coatings meet the California VOC Standards for metallic pigmented coatings.

These standards are among the most stringent in the world.

Although there are advantages to a powder coating, the limitations and the high cost of a powder coating can diminish these advantages very quickly in many applications.

With a powder coating, it is easy to achieve smooth thick films but it is very difficult to achieve a thin smooth film without orange peel, therefore it requires more product to achieve an acceptable finish.

Rust Bullet Coatings can be applied in multiple thin coats to achieve an extremely smooth surface without an orange peel effect. Rust Bullet Coatings can easily be applied in thicker coats for those industrial projects requiring high mil dft.

Although there are certain applications that may require specific coatings, it should be recognized that a powder coating is still a paint thus being sacrificial in nature.

The complexity and costly nature of a powder coating compared to the relative ease and moderate cost of a Rust Bullet Coating speak for themselves, and we’ll prove it to you!

Are you in between decisions with a powder coating or Rust Bullet application? Contact our talented team today. We will make sure that you make the most informed decision possible.