An additional problem concerning finishes arose, and CPI was again consulted. In this situation, Painted and Powder Coated Poles and Bases were required, but due to the high concentration of de-icing salt used, these products could not stand the test of time. After researching the problem, CPI came up with a solution: CPI Plasticoat. This is a heat applied coating which can withstand extreme conditions, offering excellent protection from sunlight, salt and temperature. Not only did we solve our customer's problem, we have also helped many others: this coating has been used on equipment along highways and bridges in inter-coastal waterways and ocean front areas.