Our Process

AR Iron LLC, uses state-of-the-art technology to improve our processes, and to produce a great product that will exceed your expectations. From pre-treatment to powder coating, our equipment and more, we have the tools and experience to get the job done efficiently and right.

Pre-Treatment

The pre-treatment process is the first step in making sure that your product is handled with the utmost care. This process includes: a DI rinse, degreaser, iron phosphate and a sealer to ensure that the product has been properly prepared going into the blasting process.

With these steps in place, pre-treatment assures that the old rust and paint is safely removed before starting the new coat of powder, and the process of media blasting can begin. This kind of pre-treatment is applied to fences, outdoor furniture, gates and several other items that you might wish to have powder coated.

Powder Coating

Our process of powder coating is a great way to apply vibrant color that will not scratch or tear your product in any way. For us, this method is simple. A dry powder is applied electrostatically to your product, which is then baked up to 400 degrees. This is an environmentally safe process, which provides you with a surface that will not run or flake, like traditional paints would.

Powder coating can produce a smooth surface or those with many different textures. Additionally, this method can be applied to various items such as wheels, railings, light fixtures and stoves, just to name a few.

Our Equipment

AR Powder Coating has two different lines – an automated conveyer and a batch system, and we offer an unlimited choice of color options.

The conveyer line parts opening measures 2’x8’x20′ with 8-automated Parker Ionic spray guns and 2-manual Parker Ionic spray guns. The conveyer line operates for large production runs and has a fully automatic, 4-stage pre-treatment system, a gel oven and a dry off & cure oven measuring 28’x26’x30′.

The batch system boasts a Parker Ionic spray booth measuring 12’x12’x35′. Batch pre-treatment consists of a reverse osmosis rinse, degreaser, iron-phosphate sealer as well as media blasting. It has an 18-hopper powder spray system that makes it easy for quick color changes and a rapid oven with 450-degree capabilities.