• The secondary finishes shown, are common finishes by our customers. However, SKS will gladly quote other finishes upon request.

E Coating


E-coating is an electrically-applied paint coating. It is also known as electrocoating, electronic coating, electronic painting, and electrophoretic coating. E-coating was developed originally for the automotive industry because it is economical and provides superior coverage, adhesion, and corrosion resistance. It coats aluminum, zinc, brass, and steel--any material that conducts electricity. Dyes and other additives are used to control color, translucence, and gloss. Black e-coat is the most commonly specified color. Advantages are:

VERSATILITY: E-coat can be applied to any electrically-conductive metal: brass, aluminum, zinc, etc. It can be used as a base coat, top coat, or single coat. It functions to enhance the appearance of parts and/or to protect the surface of parts.

COSMETIC APPEAL: E-Coat paints are available in a wide spectrum of transparent and opaque colors, gloss or matte. E-Coat applies a super-even finish--no dripping, no pooling, no gaps.

CORROSION PROTECTION: All parts are coated evenly inside and out. Complex parts can be coated even after assembly. Coating thickness is regulated to a range from .0002" - .001," depending on requirements.

UNBEATABLE DURABILITY: Tests to a pencil hardness of 4-5 H and withstands the most rigorous salt spray, adhesion, acid resistance, and U.V. tests.

ADHESION: Because of the very nature of the e-coat process, a thin coat can be complete, uniform, tough, attractive, and still maintain engineered tolerances.