Marine grade paint vs powdercoating?
First off let me preface: I don't paint, nor have I researched painting various types of products and what the best application would be. I'm sure different people have different opinions. Anyway, I work in the offshore oil industry as a procurement specialist (commercial expert, not technical). I have plenty of fab shops that build multi million dollar pieces of equipment for us. We have a coating spec that they must follow to ensure these products stand up to the harsh salt rich environment. I don't know what it is off the top of my head, but I have been told its a very robust spec (Multiple coats xxx microns thick??). My question to the coatings experts out there: if applied correctly, would these types of paints hold up as good or better than powdercoating? Using my connections through my company I may have the opportunity to get all of my accessories (bumpers, sliders, painted at cost with just about any color I can imagine (or cheaper if i request standard colors) using marine grade paints. What do ya think? I know some people will say, just rattle can them... Makes it easier to touch up. I know that's an option already.
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