inairam wrote:Jim Becker wrote:radioguy41 wrote:Not a single powder coated item I have owned over the years has held up. . . .
Not properly applied, probably not held at temperature long enough to cure.
It is not a "cure" in the traditional sense. With powder coat, the oven time is melting the plastic on the surface.
For most powder, it has to establish crosslinking, which requires a specified time at a specified temperature after the melt/flow phase of the process. If the crosslinking hasn't happened, it will easily chip.
For example, look at page 2:
https://www.tiger-coatings.us/fileadmin ... _FINAL.pdf