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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: Containment Air Velocity
Q. What is the correct containment air velocity in a powder booth?

Ask an Expert Published: August 23, 2016
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Time for a Federal Contractor Reality Check
The economic benefits of a federal contractor status can be significant; the federal government awarded over $445 billion in contracts in the 2014 fiscal year.

Ask an Expert Published: July 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: Cleaning Oxygen-Free Copper
Q. Could you share with me how to lower or eliminate this defect and how to utilize automatic cleaning?

Ask an Expert Published: July 22, 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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