Stock option: “White”- Kynar 70% (Std 2-Coat)
Custom options: All colors- Kynar 70% (Non-Exotic colors: 2-Coats & Exotic colors: 3-Coats)
Painting is where most of the advances in finishing technology have been developed in recent years. We promote two specification classifications for painted coatings: AAMA 2603 and AAMA 2605. These specifications can best be described as ‘better’ and ‘best’.
AAMA 2605 is the highest grade paint and is made with a fluoropolymer resin and marketed as 70% Kynar. Kynar paints are excellent in regard to retaining their color in harsh environments. They are typically applied in a two-coat system, but, depending on the color a third or even fourth coat may be required. These third and fourth coats are only needed for some exotic and metallic colors. Kynar paints also have a “Teflon” like surface and are easily cleaned.
Chemical resistance and resistance to sunlight are the strengths of Kynar coatings. Kynar paints are tested under the South Florida sun for durability and offer the best color, gloss retention and corrosion resistance. They are also the softest and will scratch or mar more easily than an anodized finish. We offer thousands of standard Kynar colors that can be selected from any paint catalog. Simply provide us with the UC Number and it will be matched to your satisfaction. Additionally, we offer designer colors that are created by you or your design team. Once you have created your unique color, simply provide us with a physical sample. For the shortest lead-times, select our Stock- White Kynar paint.
When considering paint over anodizing you have to be realistic about its nature. By nature, paint is consistent in finish color and sheen whereas anodizing is inconsistent in both. However, it is this irregularity that exudes the natural “character” of anodized finishes. As one looks at an anodized finish they are actually looking at the metal surface behind the finish whereas painting hides these imperfections. Get samples of both before you make your final decision. Our Authorized Dealers have samples to show you and upon request we will be happy to mail you some.