Coating Systems

Our experience in a wide range of applications and our well-equipped factory enables us to provide a comprehensive range of coating options, some of which are shown below:

Chemical Cleaning

Chemical Cleaning

Removing surface contamination prior to applying the relevant pre-treatment or coating system is an essential element in the sequence. Bradleys implement this through a range of environmentally friendly methods.
Chemical Cleaning

Phosphate Coating

Iron and Zinc Phosphate coatings create an anticorrosive surface prior to the reception of topcoat layers. This is carried out by both dipping and spraying methods.
Chromate Conversion

Chromate Conversion

A multi stage process that chemically etches and converts Aluminium surfaces to leave a layer of chromate, helping to bond the surface coating and providing a barrier against moisture attack.
Blasting

Abrasive Blasting

The most effective way of providing a key for superior surface coating adhesion and also an excellent way of removing rust and mill scale to provide a good clean, profiled surface.
Zinc Spraying

Thermal Zinc Metal Spraying

The sprayed application of atomised molten zinc wire onto a blasted substrate gives superior bond strength for paint systems. Thanks to its high quality and smooth finish, and its long-life anticorrosive capabilities, it has proved a major success in markets such as architectural metalwork and general metal fabrications. 
Galvanising

Galvanising

Galvanising provides long-life protection of metalwork through the fusion of a zinc layer to the surface. It is a dipping process which requires the submersion of parts into a molten bath of zinc and upon removal from the bath, the zinc coating solidifies around the component.
Powder Coating

Powder Coating

Thermosetting coatings are electrostatically applied in powder form to the work piece and stoved to cure. Bradleys offer powder coated finishes in a wide range of standard colours and gloss levels. With our expertise we also offer specially matched colours and special effect finishes.
Wet Spraying

Wet Paint Spraying

Bradleys are experienced applicators of wet spray systems and use an array of modern spraying equipment allowing us to apply and meet a broad spectrum of different paint specifications, systems, and thicknesses.
Plastic and Nylon Coating

Plastic and Nylon Coating

Plastic and Nylon coatings are processed in a similar way to powder coatings but are thermoplastic thus offering high abrasion resistance with excellent wear properties. These coatings are also food grade approved.
Special Effects

Warm to Touch Coatings

Bradleys AK modified polyester systems provide a low specific heat capacity coating for meeting the requirements of British Standards Design and Build, Approaches for Disabled People (DDA).
Special Effects

Special Effects

Bradleys can offer a wide range of special effect powders to match certain textures or to imitate other materials. We are also experienced in two colour work using a range of specialist masking techniques.
Anti-Graffiti

Anti-Graffiti

To prevent vandalism by graffiti, Bradleys offer a specialist system creating a surface that if written or painted over, can be easily cleaned back to its former state.
Anti-Bacterial/Microbial

Anti-Bacterial/Microbial

Especially important for the medical industries, surfaces that are easily cleaned and do not encourage bacterial growth can be created using specialist coating technology available from Bradleys.
Colour Match

Colour Match

In partnership with our excellent supplier network, Bradleys can produce a colour match to almost any colour in either wet paint or powder system.

Other Coatings and Services

The above list does not include all the coatings or services Bradleys offer – it merely gives an insight into the most common systems. There are many other processes and coatings we carry out and are able to provide: If what you are looking for is not on this list, please ask.