Restoration work typically involves the careful removal of antique metalwork, then bringing it to EIW where metal repair and welding can be performed as needed. Then the work is carefully media blasted to remove rust, old paint and pitting. After that any number of finishing processes can be applied, but often the choice is powder coating for its beauty and long-term durability.
- National Park Service (NPS)
- National Memorial Park Cemetery, Arlington, VA
HVAC & Mechanical Contractors
We’ve partnered with some of the largest mechanical contractors in the Washington, DC metro area. When Dominion Mechanical needed a solution that included metal fabrication and powder coating for a large hotel renovation, we provided the answer. Contact us to assist with your HVAC projects to include CNC-Plasma cutting of ductwork, sandblasting of old HVAC equipment, such as radiators, and powder coating of specialty radiator grilles and more.
Automotive + Motorcycle
It’s always exciting to partner with professionals in the automotive field. Whether it’s the restoration of a classic car, or the customization of a modern day Jeep, EIW can be of service.
We’ve sandblasted car frames and we’ve powder-coated bumpers, springs, wheels and much more. We’ve even CNC-Plasma cut custom dashboards for race cars. Please remember that any automotive items to be powder-coated must be metal only and free of all plastics, rubber, or other items that can’t go in a 400 degree oven.
Ornamental, Structural & Miscellaneous Metalwork
We know ornamental, miscellaneous and architectural metalwork well. We understand that it needs to be finished right and on time. For demanding applications where perfection is the goal, we employ a multi-step powder coating process to include:
- Pre-bake of items to ensure outgassing and final elimination of all impurities
- Initial powder coat of items
- Partial bake in the oven, typically 1/3 of the time for full cure. This ‘gels’ the powder.
- Top coat of powder
- Final bake/curing in the oven
The result is a smooth, glass like finish with high build of 6+ mils.