We use only high-quality hinges with grease nipples; moreover, with bigger Driveway and Man Gates, we will machine our own hinges, the same size as the tubing frame. This way, they acquire a clean look and the hinges won’t even be noticeable. Heavy Iron Pedestrian Gates should be greased once or twice a year, in the fall and in spring. We prime and paint all our Steel Gates at our shop, with the best industrial paints. We do not use powder-coating for our Custom Wrought Iron Gates because powder-coatings cannot get into tight V-joints when combining Wrought Iron Scroll Work and the end result is a rust problem. If, however, the Iron Gates are of a simple design, with straight bars, powder-coating can be a good choice. Before we send out any Steel Gates for powder-coating, we make sure that they are polished, with no loose scales, and wiped with an industrial cleaner.