Powder Coating Clinic
Rodger Talbert

Rodger Talbert

What causes outgassing? What are the benefits of powder coating? What are the best inspection practices? Why is my powder chipping off? Powder Coating expert Rodger Talbert answers these questions and others.

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The latest from the Powder Coating Clinic

Coating Failure in Marine Environment

Why is the powder coating beginning to fail on parts exposed to a marine environment?

Ask an Expert Published: April 07, 2014

Pinholes in Coating

How can we prevent pinhole formation in bend areas of parts made from hot-rolled, pickled and oiled (HRPO) steel?

Ask an Expert Published: March 31, 2014

Proper Metal Temperature for Application

What are both the ideal and the maximum surface temperature metal should be when applying powder?

Ask an Expert Published: March 24, 2014

Rust on Steel Chairs

Patio chairs that were sandblasted, zinc-primed and powder coated about one year ago have started to rust in the area where the expanded metal seat fits into the formed frame. What went wrong in the original process, and how can we fix this problem?

Ask an Expert Published: March 17, 2014

Color Variation with Metallic Powder

Why are color and appearance so inconsistent with metalic powders on sheet metal?

Ask an Expert Published: March 04, 2014

Low-Temperature Zinc Phosphate

Can you give me any advice on lower-temperature zinc phosphate pretreatment products I can use before powder coating steel?

Ask an Expert Published: February 25, 2014

Preparation of Stainless Steel for Powder Coating

Should type 316 stainless steel castings be sandblasted before powder coating, or can they be chemically etched? Should the parts be pre-heated in an oven before coating?

Ask an Expert Published: February 04, 2014

Reworking a Powder Finish

How can we rework scratches or other surface imperfections in a powder-coated finish?

Ask an Expert Published: January 31, 2014

Film Build Control

Are you aware of any standards on powder coating film thickness on complex structures?

Ask an Expert Published: January 30, 2014

Powder over Anodized Aluminum

What might be causing the powder coating to chip off anodized extrusions?

Ask an Expert Published: January 28, 2014

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