Took me a while to get back. Inversion as in no sovent over acrylic. This works in certain situations. I have reservations about the necessity but1. Did you mean aversion?
2. Powder coating is widely used in the coating industry. Particularly for performance in industrial settings. It has excellent chemical and abrasion resistance, and typically has a quick turnaround for items the size of the one discussed here.
3. By "the real deal" do you mean that powder coating would be better suited if you had many many items on a daily bases?
At the end of the day, a DTM like PPG Pitt Tech Plus or SW Procryl is all one needs for the item discussed in this thread. But you have to present the options.
with the advent of SW polysiloxanes I am prepared for the worst.
The real deal means white blast, thermal arc, benched or site, and
solvent-based two pots.
The fundamental principles don't change, industrial or domestic. If you can, do it right, if you can't , accept the karma.
PPG, I like it, certainly the isocyanates, now we're talking paint.:detective: