Have a Finishing Question? Our experts are just an e-mail away. Or, search previous answers by clicking on a topic and expert below.
UV Coating vs. Conventional Coatings
Can you share your insight about which type of UV coating technology to use?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
Read More
Powder Coating: Rodger Talbert

Cloudy Look in Clear-coat
We apply a clear coat powder material over a steel substrate. The clear is kind of milky and clouds the look from the steel. What can cause this problem?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2014
Read More

Legal & Policy: Beth Gotthelf

Minimizing Frequency of OSHA Inspections
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.

Ask an Expert Published: March 27, 2014
Read More

Electrocoat: Jose Tirado

Increasing Coating Thickness
How can I modify my e-coat process to increase film thickness?

Ask an Expert Published: June 09, 2014
Read More

Faucet Finish
I'm working on making a pool faucet and was wondering which material would be best for outdoors: mild steel brass plated or stainless steel brass plated?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
Read More

Cleaning: David S. Peterson

Hydrochloric Acid in Zinc Phosphate Pretreat
We are thinking of replacing the HCl acid bath that we are currently using on our zinc phosphate line, with the idea being that we would like to avoid using an acid scrubber. Would phosphoric acid get the job done?

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2014
Read More

Anodizing: Larry Chesterfield

Anodizing by Current Density vs. by Voltage
Can you detail the procedure for anodizing using the current density method as opposed to constant voltage?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
Read More

Mechanical Finishing: Pat Wenino

Reducing Processing Steps for a High Luster Finish
Is there a process that can eliminate one of our cut steps and how do we get a little brighter microbrite finish?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
Read More

Suppliers | Products | Experts | News | Articles | Calendar | Process Zones

The Voice of the Finishing Industry Since 1936 Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2015

Subscribe | Advertise | Contact Us | All Rights Reserved