| 1 MINUTE READ

Powder Coating Clinic: Masking for Logo Design


#curing #masking

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Q. We are powder coating stainless steel water bottles for our company. For our logo, we would like to use a vinyl sticker or decal before powder coating. After the coating is applied, we want to peel the vinyl off to achieve a stainless steel logo effect, so we need some kind of temperature-resistant vinyl. Any suggestions?

A. You could use high-temperature polyester tape. It will take up to 425°F in the oven, and it can be made in die-cut forms for your logo. You can find it from supply sources that can be researched through PFonline.com by searching “masking supplies” or “high-temperature masking tape.” There is one caution that is always offered about masking with powder coating: When you remove a masking tape after coating, the parting line at the edge of the tape may leave a rough edge. Powder is a relatively thick coating and may be a little ragged at the line due to bridging over the edge of the mask. A thinner coat will help. It may also be possible to carefully remove the mask before you cure. There is a risk of leaving some small particles on the masked area as the dry material breaks free when you remove the mask. Try some samples to see what works best.  

 


Originally published in the November 2016 issue

 

 

 

RELATED CONTENT

  • Curing Oven Basics

    Simply heating up the substrate does not cure the coating. There are many variables to consider when choosing the best cure oven for your application...

  • 2020 Vision: The Future of Coatings

    The year 2020 will be here before you know it, signaling the beginning of a new decade and bringing changes to the world as we know it.

  • Understanding Infrared Curing

    Infrared cure is gaining increased attention from coaters as a result of shorter cure cycles and the possibility of smaller floor space requirements when compared to convection oven curing.