Masking is a tedious but required part of powder coating. There are some parts that you will come across that will need some areas masked off. I will explain several different methods and materials to help you do do that. This will be Masking Part I. Don't forget to check out Masking Part II and the Wall-Mounted High Temp Tape Dispenser.
When powder coating, it is important to mask off certain areas of certain things. Powder coating is a thicker coating than most paints and if you don't mask certain areas, things might not go back together when your done. You can also use masking techniques to make designs, logos, and words on the things you are powder coating for a different look. Masking techniques and supplies are not all standardized, sometimes you have to get creative to mask off certain items. Again, this will be one of several articles on masking so I will cover the basics of masking here.
|This alternator case is masked with Polyester Powder Coating Tape. This tape can withstand 400 degrees without degrading.|