Available Finishes for Benches
Hot-Dipped Galvanized Finish
The HOT-DIPPED GALVANIZED finish is suitable for more utilitarian bike rack placement. In the galvanizing process, it is very important that the metal surface be perfectly clean in order for the zinc to adhere to the metal. Each bike rack is caustic cleaned to remove organic contaminants and sandblasted to remove other surface contaminants. A dilute acid solution removes rust and a fluxing procedure removes oxides. Only then is the bike rack immersed in 98% pure molten zinc and allowed to dry in ambient air. The rack is then hand-filed to remove any galvanizing flash. The result is a Huntco bike rack that is virtually abrasion-resistant.
Powder Coat Finish
Our POWDER COAT FINISH resists chipping, rusting and fading. It is hard and tough enough to withstand the most extreme weather and heaviest usage conditions.
We closely monitor each step of the powder coating process to ensure that Huntco's high standard of quality is evident in every finished bike rack.
In order for the powder coating to adhere to the metal, the steel must be free of any scale, paint, varnish or rust. This substrate preparation includes a chemical wash and rinse. The bike rack is then pre-baked to eliminate any liquid residue. This is followed by an iron phosphate rust inhibitor treatment that also primes the surface.
A polyester coating, triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC) powder is then baked onto the prepared bench to a thickness of 6 to 8 mils.
Huntco's state-of-the-art THERMOPLASTIC COATING is one step beyond our Powder Coating. It is designed for maximum mechanical performance, unparalleled impact resistance and UV-stability. Because it is thicker than powder coating, it is the most 'bike friendly' finish on the market.
Our thermoplastic coating is a functionalized polyethylene copolymer-based powder, Polyarmor® G17 by Innotek®. It is environmentally safe, containing no PVCs, phthalates or chlorine components that can emit VOCs.
This superior thermoplastic coating comes in 10 standard colors: Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Red, Yellow, White, Dark Brown and Hunter Green.
STAINLESS STEEL bike racks by Huntco are, by far, the most elegant bike racks available. Our #4 Satin Finish makes them impervious to any weather conditions and striking in their appearance. These stainless steel racks set the standard for all others to follow.
The combination of the finest materials and our insistence on using the best and most technologically advanced application procedures makes Huntco finishes superior to any others. It's what our customers have come to expect and it's what we will continue to provide.
Steel, Recycled Plastic, TeakWhether traditional or contemporary, all Huntco outdoor benches combine comfort and sensible functionality with versatile aesthetics. They are perfect as as outdoor park benches or as site furnishings for other public places.
The Northwest Series of outdoor steel benches, made with steel metal frames, is based on classic styles with worldwide appeal.
The bold, curvilinear features of our Contemporary Series make a statement that is consistent with even the most modernistic venue.
The Mahogany Series is reminiscent of past elegance in outdoor furniture.
The Ecogenic Series is made of polyethylene from recycled plastic and is indestructible.