I have been following this thread for a while. I have specified powder coating processes in my job. What type of powder material are guys using to powder coat traps? Ask the supplier of the material or get an MSDS sheet on the material
All standard powder coats are a form of plastic powder mixtures. This can be thermoset or thermoplastic. The type of material you use will determine its, durability, scratch resistance,chemical resistance,adhesion,weatherability,and water absorption(scent absorption).For instance Nylon (a thermoplastic) has good durability ,scratch resistance but it absorbs water and scents easily. This is one of the most common powder coats normal baking time is 15 to 25 minutes at 200 to 250 F.Probably the best aplication of powder coat for chemical,water absorbsion,and weatherability would be epoxy(a thermoset). The big drawback is curing tempertures are from 350 to 500 F. And the answer to the next question is yes it will effect the temper in the type of spring steel used in trap springs depending on the time it takes the specific epoxy powder mixture to cure. I think it is a very interesting idea but its needs some more thought.