Coating For All Surfaces
What does a coating mean to you? Is it just a truck bed liner? Others think of a coating as a thin layer of paint. In the Scorpion World, coatings have multiple meanings.
Yes, it is a truck bed liner. But, it is so many other things. In the coatings world, it can be any of the following
- Powder coat
- Bed liner
Defining what you need or expect from a coating is the first step. All the above products are a type of coating. They have different resigns and chemical makeup. They are different. The amount of surfaces that these materials can be applied to is vast and endless.
We could go on for days with different uses and applications.
Scorpion offers polyurea and polyurethane coatings as a bed liner system or protective coating. We offer PowerCOAT Epoxy for flooring options.
Scorpion was founded as a truck bed liner company. Our vast network of installers covers all 50 states and 20+ countries throughout the world. For many, it is a truck bed liner. For others, it is included in a manufacturing process.
Why would you add steps to an already busy assembly line.
- Abuse protection
- Corrosive barrier
- Water tight seal
Real World Example
Some of the largest customers Scorpion has are what we classify as OE Customers. They build original equipment. That can be fire trucks, ambulances, trailers, agricultural machines. It rally comes down to any manufacturer that has a surface that needs some protection.
Several years back a fire truck manufacturer reached out to us with a corrosion problem. They had an area on the underside of the cab of the fire truck that was extremely susceptible to corrosion. Paint was breaking down too quickly and leading claims from their dealers. ( A really expensive problem for a manufacturer to deal with).
This area was small, only accounting for approximately 6 square feet. But, this small area was causing headaches and problems for the company AND affecting the bottom line. A problem like this can hurt a company’s reputation. That is probably one of the most important things a company has. Many companies work years for a solid reputation. Problems left unsolved can have significant negative impacts. The reputation of a company can be tarnished so quickly and easily with negative experiences. Amazing, and you all know it, that for all the positive things it is the ONE negative that can leave a lasting effect. The interesting accept of this problem being solved was that they did not need to make major investments in high dollar equipment or technology. Their existing paint team handled the application of the Scorpion XO2 and needed very little training to master the process.
The coating is easy to learn and even easier for those who have skills in painting and surface preparation. It is a natural fit. The equipment required for XO2 is simple and reusable. No fancy pump systems. Getting a paint crew up to speed on installation process is quick and then can be determined what best way to move forward toward the assembly line.
Fear of the unknown
I applaud business owners that are willing and able to recognize there is a problem and do something about it. Adding a urethane coating to their assembly process was not something they had planned for. But, they understood that the problems they were having could be solved. Taking these proactive steps and addressing the problem allow the company to move forward without damage to their reputation.
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