Painting Clinic

William H. Goughenour Jr.

If it has anything to do with painting, Consultant William Goughenour is your man. William answers reader questions about quality control, coatings, masking, application systems, cleaning and pretreatment, and process issues. Got a question or comment for William?

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The latest from the Painting Clinic

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

Off-Gassing During Curing

I’m trying to educate my customer on a current defect: painted plastic substrate gas-out during the curing process.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015

Bubbles in the Coating

How can I get rid of these bubbles?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015

High Gloss Processes

What are the best products to achieve the high-gloss look?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015

Proper Cleaning Solvents

What is the best all-around product for cleaning spray equipment?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015

Proper Booth Filtration

What is the proper filter that we should be using, and how often should a typical filter be changed?

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2015

Oven Curing 101

What is happening to the enamel coating?

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2015

Oven Curing 101

Lately we have noticed that many of the parts have paint blistering after spraying and going through our IR oven. Our oven has been designed with three separate zones, and lately our maintenance department has been adjusting various setting in an effort to fix this problem.

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2015

Proper Booth Filtration

Lately, it seems that we have had to change our filters a lot to maintain good airflow through the booth. What is the proper filter that we should be using, and how often should a typical filter be changed?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2015

UV Coating vs. Conventional Coatings

Could you give us some insight as to what we should be looking for with the various types of UV technologies?

Ask an Expert Published: April 22, 2015

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