What We Do At RC Hotcoats
In 2012, Randy Caldwell found an interest in powder coating, which grew to later become a passion. A small hobby that began in his parent's garage, soon became a dream as it turned into a successful business. In 2016, RC Hotcoats LLC was established, providing quality guaranteed work, competitive pricing, and exceptional customer service. Our company is now a full-scale operation capable of handling large items and fulfilling commercial coating orders. We coat a vast range of metal parts ranging from automotive, industrial, and decorative.
RC Hotcoats, located in Cockeysville, MD, specializes in commercial powder coating, custom powder coating, ceramic coating, media blasting, and vapor blasting. We offer durable, long-lasting, high-quality finishes. We guarantee all of our work by using premium products throughout our company. We are capable of coating items up to 20 feet in length!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Powder Coating?
According to Powder Coating Institute, "Powder coating is a dry finishing process resulting in a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties."
How Does Powder Coating Work?
Powder coat is a combination of polymer resin, pigments, and other additives melted together and then ground into a specific particle size, The powder is then applied using an electrostatic gun which positively charges the powder particles as they pass through. The parts being coated are grounded, which attracts the charged powder to create a smooth, uniform coating. The parts are transferred to the oven which forms a thermal bond during the curing process which gives powder coat its well-known durability.
What Differentiates Powder Coat vs Traditional Paint?
Powder Coat outperforms wet paint in many ways. Its extreme durability makes it more resistant to scratching, chipping, chemicals and impacts. Powder Coat also has superior color retention which helps prevent fading from outdoor elements. Powder Coating colors have their own unique finish that ranges from Gloss, Matte, Metallic, Smooth, and Textured. Powder Coat can be layered to achieve custom colors full of depth and vibrancy.
What Can Be Powder Coated?
As long as the part is metal, it can be powder coated.
A few examples are automotive parts, motorcycle/ATV parts, marine parts, outdoor furniture/decorations, railings, light posts, fencing, commercial parts.
Do I Need To Prepare My Parts Prior To Drop Off?
All parts must be 100% disassembled to undergo the process of being powder coated. All bearings, seals, gaskets, bushings, sealant, o-rings, hardware, etc must be removed or an additional fee will be added to your invoice. All parts must not have excessive oils or grease. If parts are oily, greasy, or dirty there will be an additional charge for degreasing.
How Long Does The Process Take?
We strive to complete each customer's parts as fast as we possibly can. As our turn-around times are constantly changing due to workload, please contact us for our current turn around time to ensure the most accurate answer.
Can My Order Be Rushed?
Yes, we offer a "rushed order" service for an additional fee of 25%-50% depending on complexity and desired completion time. A rush order means the RC Hotcoats crew will stop all other projects to ensure the completion of your parts.
Are You Able To Color Match?
Yes, many popular colors can be matched with powder coat such as automotive colors. If a direct match isn't available for the color you want to achieve, we will test samples until we can produce a color that matches.