While we all love our cars (and the pieces and parts that make them), it’s safe to say that nothing lasts forever. Thankfully, powder coating car parts can help to keep them looking great and wearing well for years to come – is it any wonder why powder finishing is so popular with British motorists?

That said, our experts understand that powder coating is still a relatively new procedure that many still don’t quite understand. Maybe you’re unsure whether powder coating is the perfect option for your car parts or are keen to stick to spray paints for the foreseeable.

That’s entirely up to you – however, it really does pay to learn more about powder coating and the immediate benefits to you and your four-wheeled friend.

Here are a few key advantages to using powder coating on car parts and why it might just be the best way to care for your vehicle outside of your regular MOT checks.

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Durability that lasts

One of the biggest advantages of powder coating anything is that it lasts for years at a time. No, really – you have to see it to believe it!

While spray painting provides great coverage for various needs, it can fade easily in the sunlight and chip and corrode over years of heavy use. While we sell both powder and spray paint options to customers, we understand that not everyone’s likely to choose the same products.

With powder coating, corrosion, chipping, and fading are never an issue. Whether your car spends a lot of time in the snow and rain or in the blaring sun, weather will never harm your paint job.

What’s more, powder coating won’t easily chip with stones, hail, or debris you kick up while driving, and it’s highly rust-protective. In fact, one of the best things about powder coating is that it can even protect your car parts from common causes of corrosion!

Anyone who has ever owned a car knows that corroded metal can potentially lead to life-threatening scenarios. Metal that corrodes away simply isn’t fit for purpose. And, even when it’s not causing near-fatal accidents, replacing corroded elements can cost a fortune. What’s more, rust spreads – and fast.

On top of all of this, while you might spend a long time taking care of your vehicle, and doing everything possible to avoid corrosion, sometimes it can arise in the hardest places to reach – only adding to your headaches and your expenses.

Powder coating your car parts is investing in your car’s future. You’re effectively “saying no to rust” from the get-go. While it’s a financial investment upfront, just think about the savings you’ll make from having to get parts replaced every other week.

Versatile finishing options

Of course, with any kind of paint job and coating standard, you can choose from a wide palette of colours and shades. However, with powder coating, we’re talking about more than just your basic primary hues.

For example, anyone could have a plain red car. But what if you wanted a red car with a matte finish? Or, conversely, a glossy sheen? Maybe a deep blue, instead, with a bit of a shimmer or even a glittery finish. With powder coating, you’ve a nearly unlimited palette to pick from.

From glossy and semi-glossy to matte, you can coat your car parts individually or all over to match. Why not consider a clear finish? Or metallic? What about hammertoe, candy finishes, or wrinkle finishes?

If all of this is starting to sound a bit alien, don’t worry. The team at Vibrant Coatings is here to help you pick powder coating options that suit you and your vehicle to a T. That said, you never have to take our word for it – coat your car, your way!

Instead of investing in a whole new car just for the colour or the aesthetics, think about saving a bit of cash and effort and coating your existing vehicle in your preferred colour and finish. Even if you’re not really sure what look to go for, we’ll guide you through some of our favourite picks to help inspire you.

Easy maintenance

One might assume that with such perfect-looking finishes, you’d have to be incredibly careful when it comes to maintaining your powder coating. Forget about it!

Since powder coating is so durable, maintaining your covered car parts is a breeze. You don’t have to worry about buying specific kinds of cleaners or brushes to maintain powder-coated pieces, though at the same time, we still recommend you take gentle care of your car (from the hubcaps to the mudflaps!).

As mentioned, high-quality powder coating from Vibrant Coatings will help your car parts (in all shapes and sizes) endure years of use on the road. Provided you don’t purposely damage your vehicle or put it through its paces too hard for the sake of it, we’re confident you’ll expect an easier maintenance experience after your first coating.


Powder coating car parts has a long list of advantages. But did you also know that powder coating is highly environmentally friendly compared to other paint and coating options for car parts? It’s not just a great option for durability and aesthetics but for keeping things green, too.

If you’re new to the idea of powder coating in any shape or form, we’re here to help. Vibrant Coatings’ workshop is open to all comers – meaning if you’d like to learn more and even see powder coating in action before you buy, all you have to do is ask.

We’ll help you get the perfect finish on any and all parts you need coverage for – and it all starts with getting in touch with the team via phone or email when you’re ready.

Call Vibrant Coatings today at 01246 384533, or email us at info@vibrantcoatings.co.uk and book in with us for a powder coat – or, come and visit our showroom on Derby Road in Clay Cross, Chesterfield, and see our team working our magic for yourself!