Q. We are a fish hook manufacturer. We use the dip and spin method for coating some on some products and we would like to increase our film thickness without producing “contact points” (pools of paint where two hooks cross). Besides that challenge, we also have situations where hooks will bind together and become one huge tangled mass. We paint thousands of hooks at one time and this is a must in order to keep costs down.
What can you suggest in terms of applying a thicker coating to mass produce hooks that won’t bind together and thereby produce contact points? Is there painting equipment other than dip/spin that will do what we need? To maintain our position in the industry, it is important that we have a smooth finish. W.V.