Cerakote and powder coating are both popular methods for applying durable, protective coatings to metal surfaces, including wheels. However, there are some key differences between the two.
What is cerakote?
Cerakote is a ceramic-based coating that is sprayed onto the surface of the wheels. It is known for its excellent resistance to wear, chemicals, and high temperatures, making it ideal for applications where the wheels will be exposed to harsh conditions. Cerakote is also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, including matte, gloss, and metallic.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating, on the other hand, is a process where a dry powder is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the surface of the wheels. The wheels are then heated to a high temperature, causing the powder to melt and form a smooth, durable coating. Powder coating is also highly resistant to wear, chemicals, and corrosion, and is available in a variety of colors and finishes.
What is the difference between cerakote and powder coating?
The main difference between cerakote and powder coating is the material used to create the coating. Cerakote is a ceramic-based coating, while powder coating is made from a combination of resin and pigment powders. Additionally, cerakote is typically more expensive than powder coating, but it offers superior durability and resistance to high temperatures.
Why should I choose cerakote wheels?
Ultimately, the choice between cerakote and powder coating will depend on your specific needs and preferences. If you need a coating that can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh chemicals, cerakote is be the better choice.
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