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Do you know well about epoxy coating for custom coins?


Epoxy Coating on Custom Coins: Do You Know?

Epoxy has a wide range of industrial applications, including metal coatings, use in electronic and electrical components, crafts production and so on. Epoxy resin is mainly employed to make products with more vibrant color and durable.

Many customers are unaware of what this process does for theircustom coins. Here I will try my best to give more details.


What’s an Epoxy Coating?

Actually, epoxy coating is a protective option on your challenge coins’ surface. An epoxy dome is a layer of resin, just a thin coating of clear epoxy that is covered over one or both sides of custom challenge coins.

Custom Coins with Epoxy Dome

Epoxy coating is an extra feature added at the end of the manufacturing process, generally packaged in two parts that are mixed prior to application. The two parts consist of an epoxy resin which is cross-linked with a co-reactant or hardener. Epoxy coatings are used to meet the requirements of the end product’s performance. After properly catalyzed and applied, epoxies will become a hard, chemical and solvent resistant finish.

Epoxy is generally used to cover enamel to give a glossy look and finish, and also offers protection to the paint. This is an upgrade option we highly recommend if you show your challenge coins frequently.


Why Choose Epoxy Coating for Your Custom Coins?

Adding an epoxy coating will enhance the 3D appearance and also leave challenge coin feeling smooth and flat. Many customers enjoy the feeling of an epoxy-coated coin as it turns around their fingers, so they will choose to add epoxy on the coin’s surface. The coating provides a protective coating that will also increase the longevity and durability of your challenge coin.

An epoxy dome is a clear plastic coating that can be added to your challenge coins for durability. With this protective barrier, colors on your custom made coins will not fade, and keep uniform. Keep your valuable collections in value and in good condition.

What’s more, covering your coins in a clear epoxy coating is a great barrier to resist scratches, protect your image and text. An epoxy coating will keep your challenge coin displayed in fresh looking and in great status for years to come.

Epoxy vs No Epoxy Custom Coins

Epoxy vs No Epoxy


Try to give your coins a nice dome, will add additional protection and depth to the overall design of the coin, which also provides a lustrous shine and protects your design from damage.

Overall, it’s a personal preference not a requirement. We will create a beautiful customized piece for you whether you choose to have a clear coating or leave the coin uncoated.

Tips for you to distinguish custom coins with epoxy coating or not, and you can know this feature by looking and touching.

1. Looking

Under the light, colors are looks even on custom coins with epoxy coating. And all enamel colors are filled will present a color rich effect. With years to come, colors will not fade and images, texts are the same as the first time.

There is no recessed part for challenge coins covered by epoxy.

2. Touching

The touching method is to detect challenge coins’ surface. If custom coins’ smooth feel is very similar to coins that are crafted by hard enamel, no recessed areas on the border then challenge coins are coated with an epoxy dome.

Having yours custom made coins with epoxy is a great way to improve coin’s higher perceived value, and have its benefits.

If you’re looking for a way to enhance the appearance of your 3D challenge coin, consider adding epoxy to your order. And GS-JJ offers 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for your challenge coins order with rich experience. We always provide the finest materials and workmanship, try our best to make our clients are satisfied with the order. Let us show you how great your custom coins can be. For any other information or detail, feel free to email us at info@gs-jj.com or you can call us at 1-888-864-4755 or click here to get your price