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Using Iron Phosphate as a pre-treatment method

Iron Phosphate coating is just one example of the many various metal pre-treatment services we can offer here at Pym and Wildsmith. We have spent over forty years in the industry establishing and expanding our knowledge on metal surface coatings – this has led us to become one of the country’s leading providers of metal surface coatings and protective finishes. With decades of experience under our belts, we have been able to create a company that goes the extra mile to meet customer requirements.


Achieving high standards of service

Quality and value for money are two very important aspects that we strive to maintain across all of our services, and we are always looking for new ways to achieve this. Our pre-treatment services can help to optimise the benefits that our metal surface coatings can provide, and with so many options available, you can be sure to find one that is right for you and your components.


Pym and Wildsmith pre-treatments

Our pre-treatment services are designed to support and enhance the properties and protection that certain metal coating paints can provide to your component’s surfaces. These preliminary treatments have been specifically designed to clean and prepare metal surfaces for the paint – removing any other treatments or coatings from the surface so that the new paint can react effectively. Many of our metal coating services have a purpose that is to provide a protective and resistant coating onto a metal surface. With this in mind, it is ideal that these coatings are applied to surfaces that are completely free of any other substances. We strive to ensure our customers receive the best performances from our metal surface coatings, and our pre-treatments can help to achieve this even further.


Iron Phosphate coating

One of the pre-treatments we can provide is an Iron Phosphate coating. Using Iron Phosphate creates a type of conversion coating that develops a film on the surface of the component. First, an iron oxide base is created, and then it is followed by a metal phosphate topcoat layer. Surfaces that have been treated with an Iron Phosphate coating will usually have a grey or blue iridescent finish to them – depending on the weight and base metal. This process is often used as a powder coating pre-treatment, and parts that have undergone the process will typically achieve between 300 and 400 hours of salt spray resistance.


Contact Pym and Wildsmith today

If you would like to find out more information about Iron Phosphate coating then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01889 565 653 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Shot Blast Cleaning.


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Wide range of services for a complete metal finishing package

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