Originally Posted by Thee Jimbo
I know powder coating is good on frames etc and I love the effect. So it's good on the sinks and hi heat situations too?
I don't know the specifics (but can ask) of how high they cook the paint
but it is very high temp, so it holds up well. We didn't coat the actual elements for the stove as the paint
doesn't stand up well to that type of direct high heat (my uncle said depending on use they would need to be recoated in a year & suggested ?high heat engine enamel) just the face plate pictured & the tray it sits in.
We haven't actually used our stove yet, but my uncle had done various stoves (camping & home use) & other high heat applications regularly ....and he would tell me if it wasn't recommended because our families sometimes camp together & he wouldn't want to hear me complain if it was deteriorating.
The sink holds up very well, I actually dropped a hammer from about 2ft on it yesterday with no damage, it can and will chip if you really try, but it is pretty tough. I'm sure it depends on the company & the brand of product they use, but the product my uncle uses has a resilience & adherence to it that I haven't seen in normal paint (not that I am an expert by any means...)
Our stove & sink were very deteriorated (rusted extensively) so he sandblasted them first & did his best (whatever that means, I haven't seen the process, just the facilities) to even out the finish. The only detraction from powdercoating is that i don't think you can't go thicker in some spots to deal with pitting. If you look closely at the picture you may be able to see the finish is a bit uneven on the sink near the drain & on the corners. He didn't end up coating over the enamel, but he did also mention in some cases they can and will go right over the existing enamel if it is the right type & the customers prefers.