Heavy Equipment Restoration: Metal Surface Reconditioning

Heavy Equipment Restoration: Metal Surface Reconditioning

Heavy Equipment Restoration: Metal Surface Reconditioning

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As the heavy equipment and machinery industry continues to grow, there is an increasing dependency on heavy equipment. Often, these behemoths run your business. Heavy equipment needs consistent cleaning. Over time, heavy equipment will wear down, and that happens quicker when your equipment hasn’t been properly maintained. Over the lifespan of your heavy equipment, it will need ongoing maintenance, which could very well reduce repair times. When they need repair, it can throw operations into a tailspin. However, there are ways to reduce downtime and to optimize the lifespan of your heavy equipment and machines through Metal Surface Reconditioning.


Sandblasting pushes fine grains of sand through a nozzle directly onto a metal surface at high speeds, grinding dirt and other grime away. Sandblasting is perfect for large areas and offers a chemical-free ability to clean, strip and smooth surfaces and to give them a ‘like-new quality. For removing rust from metal surfaces, you can’t do better than sandblasting. Other cleaning applications may take hours or days to complete, but sandblasting can have you good to go in minutes. If your business relies on tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, forklifts, loaders, trenchers, cranes, and other metal equipment, sandblasting will make them look like new again.

Electrostatic Painting

Rust can destroy your machinery and equipment. Electrostatic painting brings metal surfaces back to their original appearance quickly while inhibiting rust. Electrostatic painting works in the same way a balloon does when you rub it against your hair and stick it to a wall. A negative electric charge is applied to the paint before it is sprayed. Because opposites attract, these negatively charged paint particles spread out evenly and become like magnets, attracted to a surface with a positive charge. Electrostatic painting makes for less waste due to the paint particles being pulled from the air onto the surface, keeping your costs down.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a dry finishing process and is an alternative to paint. Powder coating combines polymer resin systems, pigments, curatives, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives, all of which are melted into a solution which is then cooled and ground into a powder. The powder is then applied using an electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) on a metal surface. If you are looking for the best level of protection for your metal surfaces, powder coating creates an extremely durable finish. On application, powder coating is twice as thick as standard paint. It is pliable and will bend and flex on the surface to which it’s applied. Best of all, it is highly resistant to road damage, making it the first choice for metal surface reconditioning.

For any heavy equipment needing serious metal surface reconditioning, turn to the experts at Enviro-Tech. Our experienced and knowledgeable team has the capabilities to meet your every need when it comes to the heavy equipment you use every day. Since 2000, Enviro-Tech Coatings has been delivering high-quality painting and coating services to various industries. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. Bring us your metal finishing challenges and we will show you the best types of metal finishes for your projects. Please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit enviro-tech-coatings.com. If you have industrial machinery, we have the metal finishes you need.

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