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What is pre-treatment?

An essential part of the finishing process, pre-treatment involves the careful preparation of an object for a final coating.

It removes elements of the surface that may cause complications for your chosen coating.

At Tomburn, our teams specialise in the pre-treatment of metallic objects for their finished coat.

This includes, but is not limited to, aluminum, various forms of steel (including mild and galvanized), Zintec and a range of ferrous and non-ferrous castings.

Along with ensuring the highest possible protection, completing a pre-treatment step ensures your design will remain fit for purpose for as long as possible – and look great at the same time.

Why is it so useful?

The importance of pre-treatment cannot be understated when it comes to applying a strong, fit for purpose, final coat. Choosing the right form of pre-treatment removes contaminants from your chosen item and ensures the object is fully prepared to take your chosen end coat.

If your process involves powder coating, it is essential that pre-treatment is undertaken. It allows the coating to effectively bond to the surface of the item being covered, producing a longer-lasting seal that suits your use-case.

With a massive range of variables during the construction process, it is essential you choose a team that not only understands the market but has a comprehensive record for delivery in several fields.

Choosing a provider that offers choice, advice, and can accommodate your unique needs is essential.

That’s why it’s not only important to research your options for pre-treatment, but to research your provider as well.

What options are available?

When it comes to successfully carrying out your pre-treatment step, several options are available to you.

These include:

Chemical pre-treatments: This involves the application of chemical elements to ensure that the surface is fit for purpose. It includes options for chromate conversion and zinc phosphate pre-treatments. Chromate conversion keeps you fully-compliant with any legal or warranty-related needs for your metal finishing. Zinc phosphate is excellent for coating ferrous metals and prevents rust and corrosion while helping to strengthen the material and make it more resistant to knocks, scrapes and day-to-day elemental damage.

Shot-blasting: Our team have the capacity to undertake automatic and manual shot-blasting on a range of items. It is useful for coating steel products and for the direct application of sandblasting for aluminium substrates. That flexibility allows us to handle new build and restoration projects with equal ease.

Contact Us for pre-treatment advice

With more than 40 years of professional experience, our teams are well equipped to help you ensure that your materials are pre-treated safely and to the highest possible standards.

You can learn more about our list of services in full here.

Alternatively, you can contact our team directly and let them know exactly what you need to finish out your project and ensure it is truly fit for purpose.

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