Central Wisconsin Finishing

Central Wisconsin Finishing

Ensuring the best finish means a thorough surface preparation. At CWF*, the adhesion and durability of the finish is something we pay close attention to. Fabricated parts prepared in a variety of ways, including:

  • 9-Stage wash system
  • Bake-off
  • Shot blasting

When the components are ready, the seamless finish is the result of several, including:


E-coating is a liquid finish that's an electrically applied paint coating. E-coating is a process where a fabricated part bathes in a water-based solution containing paint emulsion. Adding voltage causes the emulsion to bond to the piece.

Powder Coating

Powder coating involves spraying electrostatically charged particles to the surface of a component. Once applied, curing takes place in an oven causing the particles to melt and complete the chemical reaction producing the finish.

E-Coating vs Powder Coating

E-Coating vs Powder CoatingComparing these two coating methods and saying one is better than the other isn’t fair. Each type of coating offers advantages over the other depending on the job.

E-coating does provide these benefits:

  • At times, its less expensive over powder coating
  • Greater control over coating thickness
  • Even finish
  • Protection from corrosion
  • Durable
  • Strong adhesion
  • Environmentally friendly


For protection against chemical and biological weapons, military vehicles commonly use a Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC).

CARC paint is non-absorbent, providing resistance to chemical and biological exposure.

The three coating types of a CARC system include an aliphatic polyurethane, epoxy-polyamide enamel, and epoxy polyamide primer.

CARC advantages include:

  • Metal strengthening
  • Reducing IR signature
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Reduces friction
  • Provides better paint adhesion leading to a better finish

Single Source Metal Fabricator

Schuette Metals provides the one-stop-shop that other companies can't offer. Instead of sourcing out fabrication, specialized welding, and finishing, we do it all under one roof.

CWF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company

Equipment List


  • Roto-Blast
  • Paint Prep – Shot Blast Room: 20’ × 35’ Booth Size
  • Large Booth Wet Paint: 18’ × 16’ × 35’
  • Bronco Swing Table Blaster

Automatic Paint Line

  • 9-Stage Wash w/Acid Laser Edge Removal, E-Coating, and Powder Coating
  • 32” × 60” × 120” Max Part Size

Download our Equipment List as a PDF



Related Articles

Two-Coat Systems Using E-Coating

The two-coat process, including e-coating, provides greater protection from rust and corrosion over other metal finishing systems. Not having a basecoat shortens the lifespan of your component.

Is a Third Coat Necessary with a Two-Coat Topcoat?

As good as the idea of adding a third layer to a two-coat top coat sounds, there are actually several issues to consider.

How Do Companies Test the Strength of Their Topcoat?

Using a gravelometer test, under SAE J400 standards, creates a fair comparison between different topcoats supplied by different finishers.

Protective Coatings Series

4 Methods of Anodizing—a Protective Metal Coating

Anodizing is an excellent solution for protecting metal because of the adhesion offered. It doesn't flake or lose its luster, making it a favorite for many industries.

One of the Most Reliable Ways of Protecting Steel: Galvanization

What do alchemy, Frankenstein, and a frog have in common? Galvanization!

The Marvelous Alchemy of Electroplating

Electric current combined with the dissolved metal cations equals Electroplating.

A-Coating Isn't Just a Coating!

The A-Coating Process resembles an e-coat. Both are excellent at protecting Metals, but the process is the main difference between the two.

E-Coat vs A-Coat: the Tale of the Tape!

When comparing E-Coatings to a-coatings, there's very little daylight between the two processes. Turns out, the main difference turns out to be something small.



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