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Your E-Coat Experts From Start to Finish.

Electrocoating Capabilities by Lippert™

Committed to delivering excellence.

Why Lippert? Operating out of one of the largest e-coating facilities in North America, our team of experts is equipped to deliver high-quality, custom finishes for a multitude of industries — including automotive, military, agricultural, heavy-machinery and recreational vehicle, just to name a few.

At Lippert, we act as an extension of your business and your production line, offering a strategic partnership with best-in-class, cost-effective and timely coating solutions designed to help you meet the needs and expectations of your customers.

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Coatings Industries We Serve

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E-Coating Capabilities At-a-Glance

  • Largest, non-captive e-coat system in North America
  • Equipped with 35,000-gallon tanks
  • Can accommodate parts up to 53’ long, 9’ deep and 4-1/2’ wide
  • Fast turnaround times from concept to completion
  • Multiple coating processes can be performed in a single facility
  • Serve a wide array of industries (Automotive, RV, Military, Buses, ATVs)
  • Numerous, globally recognized customers / partnerships

What our customers are saying

"We met the team at Lippert upon winning a large contract to provide several weldments for the Medium Support Vehicle System upgrade to the Canadian Armed Forces. Part of the finishing details required that the parts be e-coated and we certainly had no experience previously in that field, let alone for a truck body 8’ wide and 22’ long. It was clear from the beginning that the Lippert team had the expertise and the willingness to work with the team from Craig to solve the e-coating puzzle for our project."

VP Canadian Manufacturing Craig Manufacturing

"While refurbishing our manufacturing plant in Normal Illinois, we were in need of e-coating services to build our prototype vehicles. Lippert provided this service for truck frames, battery frames, body closures and complete bodies. They manufactured their own tooling to allow our products to be coated within their facility. Lippert is a full production resource and whether we needed (1) piece/day or (10) pieces/day, the reply was always, ‘We’ve got you Covered.’"

New Model Launch Manager Rivian

"They were easy to deal with and were willing to help move the project along. They listened to all our issues and were quick to fix what we needed them to. They were the best company to deal with out of the whole project. I never minded getting on a call to talk to them."

Engineering Craig Manufacturing

What is E-Coating?

E-coating, electrocoating, electrodeposition is a process used on parts requiring uniform paint films and high-end corrosion performance. A part is immersed in an E-Coat Paint tank. The paint particles in the E-Coat Paint tank are positively charged with electricity. The positively changed paint particles are driven, forced to a part that is grounded. The results is uniform paint thickness on the part.


E-coating is an efficient process that offers even, comprehensive paint coverage and provides a long-lasting finish that can withstand harsh elements. E-coat is also an environmentally-friendly process, using few-to-zero HAPS (Hazardous Air Pollutants), low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and it is OSHA-, RoHS- and EPA-approved.

The Lippert Advantage.

Today, more and more industries are using e-coatings due to the quality and durability of the finish, cost-effectiveness, versatility and environmental impact. From the capacity of our 244,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility to the strategic location of our building and the depth of our coating capabilities, every detail of our operation is designed to push you ahead of the game.

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Exceptional Pre-Treatment Process

Our 8-stage Pre-Treatment Process, is a DOD approved pre-treatment process that meets military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) specifications (T-TC-490E Type 1) — including full-immersion zinc phosphate and a non-chrome sealer. This Pre-Treatment Process also meets all Transportation related specifications.

Multiple E-Coating Choices

Our facility is able to offer both Cathodic Epoxy and Cathodic Acrylic coating options — making it easier to fit your specific needs.

  • Cathodic Epoxy: 1000 + hours salt spray and meets military specification MIL-DTL-53084B and other OEM specifications as noted below
  • Cathodic Acrylic: 750-hour salt spray and delivers reliable UV protection

Improving Your Bottom-Line

Our facility is equipped with the capacity and equipment to perform multiple coating processes in a single building, helping to streamline the production process and reduce your transportation and logistics costs.

Unrivaled Efficiency

With the ability to e-coat 24,000 sq. ft. an hour, our team can offer fast turnaround times, even on larger products up to 53’ in length. Our tanks are equipped to handle 6,000 lbs. per load bar, 12 load bars per hour — all so you can keep your operations running in a timely, efficient manner.

Lippert E-Coating

By the Numbers


gallon coating tanks


sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility


sq. ft. coated per hour


lbs. of product per load bar

53’ Long X 65” Wide X 9’ Deep

part coating capabilities


Additional Coating Capabilities

Outside of e-coatings, Lippert offers high-quality powder coating, CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings), and de-rusting/pickling services — all completed at our 244,000 sq. ft. facility. We can even process vintage car bodies for restoration hobbyists.

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Powder Coating

With only a 3-5-day turnaround time, our team is able to offer a wide variety of powder coating color options, and can accommodate products up to 10’ long, 5’ deep and 2’ feet wide. We also use a state-of-the-art, NT-1, 5-stage cleaning process on all products.

Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)

Meeting military DOD standards, this top-coating process provides products with camouflage, as well as resistance to chemical warfare agents, and harsh chemical substances used to decontaminate equipment. Our facility is equipped to accommodate products up to 22’ long, 3’ deep and 8’ feet wide.


This process uses an acid-based, phosphoric solution to remove light, surface rust and laser, mill and welding stains from heat treatment on products. Our team uses a phosphoric acid bath, water rinse and an application of water-soluble, rust-preventative product.

Certifications & Approvals

We take certifications and industry standards seriously. We know they’re important not only for quality assurance but for our clients’ product lines too.

Our certifications include: ISO 9001:2015

Arvin Meritor


Brake Component Coating


GS90011 (VDA621-415)

Coating of Parts Made of Metallic Materials by Means of Organic Materials



Paint-Cationic Electrocoat


1E2731F (ECC)

Standard Primer Edge (Black)


1E2732F (ECC)

High Performance Primer Edge (Black)

CNH Case New Holland

MAT0103 (Class 3P)

Standard Paint Material Performance Specification (Black)

Chrysler/ Fiat

MS.90124 replaces MS-PB-60-2

Paint - Primer - Cathodic Epoxy Electrocoat - Components



Cathodic Electrodeposition Coatings ELPO



Paint Parts Performance Requirements



Primer-Waterborne Cationic Electrocoat, 20 micron film build - Small Parts



Primer-Waterborne Cationic Electrocoat, 30 micron film build - Small Parts



Primer - high throw power, medium edge, 20 micron



Primer, Waterborne Cationic Electrocoat (standard edge coverage)



Primer, Waterborne Cationic Electrocoat, Lead-free, High Throw - Body Panels


WSS-M2P177-A, B, C

Paint Performance, Chassis



Paint Performance, Interior Parts Metal Substrates (except 3.4.10 artificial weathering)



Metal Parts



Performance Requirements for Electrodeposition Coatings

General Motors


Primer - High Build Electrocoat (Body Panels) - Replaces 9984070

General Motors

GMW 17698 replaces 9984120

Electrocoat Primer for Purchased Parts

General Motors


Surface Coatings Applications and Performance Requirements (Steel Wheels)

General Motors

GMW14669, Type A, B

Organic Coating Performance for Metallic Components (interior and exterior)

General Motors

GMW14671, Type A, B

Organic Coating Performance for Under hood and Underbody Components


HES D2021, Class 1, Grade 4

Corrosion-Proof Coating (on metals)



Automobile Suspension Parts



Suspensions and the Related Parts of Automobiles (iron-zinc alloy coated steel)



Quality Standard of Coating for Suspensions and the Related Parts for Automobiles

John Deere

JDM F17 X1

Enterprise Specification for Paint Performance (Black, Yellow)


DBL 7381.10/22

Coating for major passenger car components... with high corrosive stress


DBL 7391.04/54

Coating/Painting for Parts with High Corrosive Stress


DBL 7391.10/60

Coating/Painting for Parts with High Corrosive Stress



Primer, Cathodic Electrodeposition, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)



Primers Grade-56 (Part 1, Sec. A)



Paint for Automotive Body





54400 NDS00,S1



NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Drinking Water System Components


CMT0030 (CS-0030)

Prime Paint for Aluminum and Ferrous Substrates



Interior Paint for Aluminum and Ferrous Substrates without a Topcoat


CMT0048 (CS-0048) - type 2

Exterior Paint for Aluminum and Ferrous Substrates


TS 43-7-89

Paint Film Quality Standards for Cathodic Electrodeposition Parts



Small Parts

Twist Inc.


Cathodic Electrocoat Standard - (Does E-Coat in House Fasteners)


UL 1332

Organic Coatings for Steel Enclosures for Outdoor Use Electrical Equipment


TL 260; Ofl-X630, X634

Paint Coating of Metal Surfaces

Strategic Location.

Our dedicated e-coating facility is located in Elkhart, IN, in the heart of RV country, and centrally located for nationwide delivery — giving us the strategic upper hand when it comes to receiving and shipping product throughout the country.

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