All the aluminum components on ELEY hose reels are coated with a smooth and durable powder coat finish. Coated with a high-grade paint powder that is melted on at 400°F, the resulting hard, smooth and durable surface is design to protect the aluminum components and keep your hose reel looking great. Special additives are designed to help prevent cracking and peeling.
Coastal Salt Air Environments
Studies show that for most coastal regions, salt air can effect metals up to 50 miles inland from the shore. However, due to geography and wind patterns, not all coastal areas experience the same level of impact. Florida, for example, with its windy climate can see salt air penetration even up to 100 miles inland. ELEY recommends that our powder-coated products located in coastal regions be systematically fresh water rinsed, so as to minimize the effects of the salt air on the painted surface.
There are many factors that could contribute to causing our premium quality power coat paint to start peeling or bubbling. Many of them are external in nature and not due to the painting process itself. For this reason, our paint is covered by a 1-year warranty instead of the 10-year warranty that covers the rest of the hose reel. Our warranty policy states that ELEY
"...guarantees its powder coat paint will not bubble, crack or peel under normal use and service, for a period of 1 year (12 months). Fading of the paint is a natural occurrence due to the sun's UV rays and is specifically excluded from this warranty." View full Warranty Policy.
Out of Warranty?
- It is recommended that you do not remove the white axle bushing if you're repainting one or both of the reel flanges. You can cover the bushings with painter's tape.
- Please be sure the parts are clean and dry. Sanding the surface first will help. Cleaning with dry compressed air should help. Blow compressed air on a clean white piece of paper first to make sure no moisture or oil is in the air.