Masking Caps and Plugs for Powder Coating
Powder coating has quickly become one of the most popular types of surface finishes because it is extremely efficient, environmentally friendly, and looks great no matter what type of part you are putting it on. To make sure that your powder coating has the appearance you’re looking for and each part stays functional, masking with caps and plugs become necessary.
The Importance Of Masking During Powder Coating
Unlike traditional paint, powder coating doesn’t require any drying and when it is sprayed on, it is built to stay on. At the same time powder coating is slightly thicker than ordinary liquid finishes so it is important to make sure you are only getting the powder coat where you want it. Here are a few reasons powder coat masking is necessary:
- Final Appearance – Since you are spraying paint, if you don’t mask certain areas you won’t have tight lines without masking. Masking lets you determine exactly where you want each color to be so the final appearance looks clean.
- Thread Functionality – As mentioned, powder coating is slightly thicker than liquid paint and some parts, especially areas with threads, may not fit or function properly if they are covered with paint. Using masking caps and plugs to keep these areas uncoated is important.
- Electrical Conductivity – If you are powder coating something that has to have plugs for electrical components such as ground wires, powder coating can cause problems because it does not conduct electricity. With mask plugs and caps you make sure no paint covers electrical conductors.
Masking Caps And Plugs Make Powder Coating Easy
If you are going to do any powder coating for parts with a lot of holes such as electrical connections, bolt holes, studs or rivets, using masking tape to try and cover everything can be extremely tedious. That’s where masking caps and plugs come in. Made from high quality rubber, masking caps are designed to quickly slip over any studs to prevent them from being covered with powder coating.
Plugs are also great because they can be popped into any electrical conductor, bolt hole, or any other hole that needs to be covered. Masking plugs for powder coating are tapered at one end so they are easy to insert and fit snugly so you don’t have to worry about powder coating getting where it shouldn’t.
Get High Quality Masking Caps And Plugs For Powder Coating From Rubber Captain
No matter what you are powder coating you are most likely going to need to mask certain areas. Whether for appearance’s sake or functionality, having high quality masking caps and plugs make masking extremely easy.
Rubber Captain products are made from extremely high quality materials that are reusable and can withstand extreme temperatures without having to worry about them degrading or warping. With a wide range of sizes and styles to choose from there are plugs and caps to make masking any powder coating job simple and quick.