A Unique Custom Spray Paint Project by Prime Products

Prime Products takes great pride in our ability to meet the needs of even the most extravagant paint jobs. Below we highlight a recent example.

Electronics Industry Client Spray Paint Project

An important client from the electronics industry approached Prime Products to create paint effects on a molded plastic computer tablet holder that was made specifically for hotel applications.
Electronics Industry Client Spray Paint ProjectThis project presented some unique challenges, including the need for an aluminum RF shield to prevent damage to magnetic hotel keys and credit cards. In addition, the customer required two versions of the product. For their standard product line, they requested a black “soft feel” finish to match the look-and-feel of a payment unit that would be inserted into the holder. The other version had a design to impress their high-end clients, in particular those on the Las Vegas Strip. For these products, they wanted metallic colors with a sparkle effect and a high gloss top coat.

Here is a step-by-step look at how this unique project was completed.

Pre-coating Preparation

In this particular case, we only needed to do some hand and orbital sanding to hide any imperfections and then the parts were washed in soap and water. Following the wash, they were oven dried to ensure that they were ready for the paint application.

Project Painting

We added the “soft feel” paint over the black epoxy. We experimented with several types and settled on a product from The Alsa Corporation. All of the products were too matte to match our customer’s mating unit, however, so we mixed the “soft feel” paint with a clear gloss polyurethane that we use frequently for aerospace applications (MIL-PRF-85285). The ratios were tweaked until we came up with the gloss level, look and feel that matched our customer’s mating unit.

For the “effects” version, we applied the base color, then applied the effects coating, which is clear with sparkle particulates, and finally applied the clear high gloss top coat. All three coatings are from PPG’s Vibrance collection.

Together, these two high-quality coatings elevated the sheen of the holder in order to meet the demands of our customer. With the addition of an effects coating from PPG’s Vibrance collection the painting process was complete.

Post Project Paint Work

After both prep, painting, and between each coating; we cured the tablet holder by baking it in a batch oven. The result was an extremely attractive, and unique looking product, that was functional and cost-effective.

If you are searching for the complete custom spray painting services available, then you need to look no further than Prime Products. If you want to learn even more, don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can discuss your next custom spray painting project.

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