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Painting 101
I need a finish that is both easily applied and durable. Do you know of anything?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015
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Powder Clinic: Fillers for Powder Coating
How do you choose the right filler for your powder coating process?

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2016
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What’s New in the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 passed with overwhelming support and the Act is now effective, impacting how a company can protect its assets. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of this new law.

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2016
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Ecoat Clinic: Topcoat to Increase UV Protection
Q. We are using a cathodic epoxy electrocoat to prime our steel parts. Now our customer is asking us to start using an additional topcoat to increase UV protection from the sun. What paints are the best topcoats for cathodic epoxy electrocoats? Are there any paints that are not compatible or should not be used over the epoxy electrocoat?

Ask an Expert Published: August 23, 2016
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Plating Q&A: Barrel Plating and Nesting
How do you reduce nesting?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2015
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Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2016
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Anodizing Q&A: Black Dyed Parts Require Excellent Lightfastness
How long does an 8-rated dye last?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016
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Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing
There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016
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