YETI Your Way!

Power coated YETi

Georgia MetalCoat can create YETI in almost any color, with logo or quotes!

The Power Coated YETI

I must admit, when the YETI craze started I was a bit skeptical. A stainless steel cup. Big deal. Who needs a drink that cold? But then a customer sent us boxes of the drinking vessels to powder coat. Some had already been experimented with…engraved or otherwise coated in a way that was going to render the cup unsellable, so I decided to take one of these cups and give it a try.

Coffee at first. I couldn’t believe it. Normally, after a brew from my fancy Keurig the great tasting coffee becomes tepid after just a few minutes. Not in the YETI! This amazing insulated cup kept my beverage warm for hours! I was sold.

From there I decided to try something cold, so one evening I mixed up a margarita and even the next morning I had ice in the cup. Awesome and now I get that people love the YETI and other insulated stainless cups but they also love making them their own.

Since that day I have powder coated YETI cups in many ways. Copper vein for my coffee YETI and a mint green for my Margarita YETI. We now offer personalized, powder coated YETI cups in any color you choose and can use vinyl stickers to block off logos of your favorite sports team (Go DAWGS!), names, and favorite quotes.

What unique ideas do you have for a YETI?

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Powder Coating

  1. Powder coating restorationMore Durability than Liquid Paint–The main of powder coating is its added durability. A powder-coated piece will give resistance to moisture, chemicals, heat and minor scratches and are able to withstand intense temperatures and other caustic materials.
  2. Environment Friendly– Powder coating is an environmentally friendly practice. In this process up to 98 percent of the overspray can be reclaimed which is used for the next venture. Operators don’t need to
  3. Effects and Colors – Powder coating offers a variety of textures and colors to use, it includes hammer tones, a glossy finish, a matte smooth finish or a micro texture and a nearly infinite number of custom colors.
  4. Branding Powder-coated Wood–There are several ways available to effectively brand powder-coated wood parts such as ink transfers, screen printing, digital printing, and vinyl printing with domed tags.
  5. Antimicrobial Coatings–It offers an antimicrobial preservative which can be added to the powder. The result is  a surface that is capable of killing germs on contact. This preservative is made of inorganic compounds which will also prevent any further bacterial development.
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It’s great to be the best!

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Georgia Metalcoat Receives 2016 Best of Bishop Award

Bishop Award Program Honors the Achievement

BISHOP June 15, 2016 — Georgia Metalcoat has been selected for the 2016 Best of Bishop Award in the Powder Coating Service category by the Bishop Award Program.

Each year, the Bishop Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bishop area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Bishop Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bishop Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Bishop Award Program

The Bishop Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bishop area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Bishop Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

 

http://bishop.bishop.awardconnect.org/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DFR5-SBF8-TYAA

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It’s All in the Prep

zaxbysbike I’ve spent some time recently experimenting with different colors by coating YETI cups. I love doing them because the coatings come out so smooth and glossy and full of shine. YETI’s are easy though, because they come in brushed stainless steel. It’s much harder to get that glossy finished result when your item already has a paint or coating that must first be removed.

What if the metal has to have old coating removed? Can you still get that same glossy smooth finish?

Last week a customer brought us two bike frames that they wanted powder coated. These were quality frames, new from the factory, and zaxbys2had a primer and paint already applied. We knew that to get the that spectacular smooth finish we’d need to use a really fine media ( we chose a fine glass bead) and blast them at a lower pressure. Basically we etched away the paint, little by little, while still leaving the metal with a smooth fine finish.

Next, the frames were dipped in a chemical cleaner that will remove any other contaminants and residue of previous processes. Then, the frames were hung and prebaked in the oven for slightly longer, and at slightly higher temperatures than the final powdered bake. This causes ‘outgassing,’ or the expelling of any gases remaining in the pores of the metal. This step is necessary to avoid any bubbling, blistering, or peeling in the final powdered finish.

Finally, the frames were moved to and hung in the spray where powder was sprayed using an electrostatic gun. The powder receives a positive electric charge, and is then sprayed towards the frames, which were grounded. Through the application of heat and energy, the metal part attracts the powder like a magnet.

Finally, after the proper amount of powder had been applied, the frames were baked at about 375-400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. During this time, the powder adhered to the frames until it melted and fused into a uniform, hard coating. The result is a shiny, smooth quality surface that will hold up better and last longer than traditional paint.

On my next post I’ll show you some of those AWESOME YETI cups!

 

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The Beautiful Outdoors

outdoor furniture

Winter is almost over here in Georgia. In just a few weeks we will begin to getting ready for outdoor living. Brightly colored flowers will be planted, mulch refreshed, patios and decks cleaned off for another season of barbecues and outdoor gatherings.

Many of you will turn to look at your outdoor metal furniture. Suddenly it doesn’t look as bright as it once did. The colors may have faded, the rust has increased from last year. The good old set is past it’s prime…time to get a new one. Or maybe not. For half of the cost of a new set you can have furniture stripped of all of the old paint and rust and powder coated in almost any color you can imagine! Consider the possibilities that offers. You can create a unique outdoor oasis with splashes of color here and there for an eclectic look. Vintage furniture makes a statement, bringing back styles and memories from the past with a bright new, lasting finish that will take it into the next generation.

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