Florida Finishing Services
Florida Finishing is organized to support low volume, quality driven projects. Our customers often have requirements for fast delivery, and drop in orders. Although we pride ourselves on our prompt responsiveness to our customer needs, it is our willingness, and experience with supporting min./max order replenishment (CON-BON) programs that distinguish Florida Finishing from our competition. Combined, our Management and Staff at Florida Finishing poses a tremendous amount of experience in the coatings and decorating industries. As always... we will place QUALITY as our number one objective.
It is our goal to be as accurate, & competitive as possible when quoting on a new job, or re-quoting old jobs. Therefore we do require a part number if you’re an established customer, or a Mechanical Drawing of the part to be painted including any masking, or specific instructions. Our quotes are valid for 30 days, and can be E-mailed, Faxed, or Mailed. Check our web site for your RFQ form. Please print, and complete this form prior to calling Florida Finishing to obtain your quote with-in 24 hours.
Our average time on project turn-around is 5-10 business days. Although we do accommodate customer requests for a shorter lead time. For your convenience we offer an EXPEDITE FEE to accommodate a decreased lead time at a slightly higher cost. Rest assured we will not sacrifice quality for speed. All RUSH projects will be produced with the same high quality requirements as our standard lead time.
At Florida Finishing we are accustomed to working with rigid CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS. We have extensive knowledge of government specifications and welcome customers with government contracts that may require a chromating service, specific custom colors and finishes, fine to heavy textures, and EMI/RFI shielding.
Although Florida Finishing primarily uses an approved multi-component urethane material to achieve the quality finishes that our customers desire, we are not limited in our expertise. We are equipped to apply a wide variety of water borne materials as well.
Our team at Florida Finishing will meet the exact customer requirements, as well as MIL-Specs that may be specified by the customer.
Florida Finishing offers three “stock” blasting materials ...
220 Grit Aluminum Oxide conforming to most MILITARY & Boeing SPEC's.
80 Grit Aluminum Oxide for general, and Fire-Arm (CeraKote) applications. And our Medium Grit house blend of Aluminum Oxide used primarily for "Gross Soil Removal".
PRE-TREATMENT for Aluminum and other alloys
MIL-DTL-5541 F - Chemical Conversion Coat is available for Aluminum Alloys.
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MIL-A-8625 F - Anodic coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys.
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MIL-PRF-46010 F - Lubricant, Solid Film, Heat Cured, Corrosion Inhibiting.
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Florida Finishing offers a wide variety of wash primers, Epoxy Primers, Sandable Primers, and Putty. It is not uncommon for our customers to require "primer only" on their products. Our high finishing standards remain unchanged regardless of wet finishing requirements.
Our most common Industrial / Commercial product for a smooth coat finish is Sherwin Williams Polane Polyurethane Enamel. You may choose from Polane B, a full gloss coating, Polane T, a low gloss coating, or Polane T-Plus, also a low gloss coating that meets strict EPA regulations for solvent emissions. Polane may be applied to a wide variety of substrates such as; plastics, aluminum, & steel.
Custom textures are available upon request. Please use the "MOLD-TECH" system to identify the desired texture finish. Florida Finishing offers three “stock” textures ...
Texture # FFT-11030 is a fine texture commonly used in the medical, & electronics industries.
Texture # FFT-11140 is a medium texture that is most commonly used in the electronics, military, and utility industries.
Texture # FT-11160 is a heavy texture commonly used by the electronics, audio, and utility industries.
Florida Finishing provides a wide variety of Shielding / Conductive coatings designed to meet or exceed your required specifications. Pigments available are Nickel, Silver, and Silver coated Copper. In-house testing of resistivity, conductivity, and adhesion, using appropriate test equipment will ensure your required readings.
PART MARKING and Ink Stamping (Click for More Information)
Ink Stamp Part Marking is a method in which some type of indelible ink is applied to a specified surface for the purpose of Identification during, or after the manufacturing and/or assembly process. The rubber Ink Stamp is often mounted onto a more stable object such as a wood, metal or an acrylic block. Stamps can also be positioned with a greater level of accuracy due to the stamper's ability to see the process while the stamp is being used. Part Marking is available upon request. Florida Finishing will use an indelible ink in either black or white to mark parts according to specifications.
Multi-Color SCREEN PRINTING on all Substrates (Click for More Information)
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink into the mesh openings for transfer by capillary action during the squeegee stroke. Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. It is also known as silk screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. A number of screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.
Multi-Color PAD PRINTING on all Substrates (Click for More Information)
Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from the cliche' via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise difficult to print on products in many industries including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects, as well as appliances, sports equipment and toys. It can also be used to deposit functional materials such as conductive inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants. The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces.
LASER MARKING on all substrates (Click for More Information)
Laser engraving, and laser marking, is the practice of using lasers to engrave or mark an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. These properties distinguish laser engraving from alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.
The impact of laser engraving has been more pronounced for specially-designed "laser able" materials. These include laser-sensitive polymers & novel metal alloys. The term laser marking is also used as a generic term covering a broad spectrum of surfacing techniques including printing, hot-branding and laser bonding. The machines for laser engraving and laser marking are the same, so that the two terms are usually interchangeable.
Hydro graphics or Hydro Graphics, also known as immersion printing, water transfer printing, water transfer imaging, cubic printing, or hydro dipping, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional objects. The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, and various other materials. In the process, the substrate piece to be printed is pre-treated and a base coat material is applied. A polyvinyl alcohol film perm is printed with the graphic image to be transferred, and is then floated on the surface of a vat of water. An activator chemical is sprayed on the film to dissolve it into a liquid and activate a bonding agent. The piece is then lowered into the vat, through the floating ink layer, which wraps around and adheres to it. After removing the piece from the water, a top coat is applied to protect the design. With multiple dippings, hydro graphics printing can achieve full 360° coverage of the part surface, including small crevices.