Powder Coating Clinic
Rodger Talbert

Rodger Talbert

Rodger Talbert has been working in coatings and metal fabrication for more than 37 years. He has worked for a custom coater as vice president of sales and marketing, a company that designs and builds coating systems as a senior sales engineer and he ran his own consulting firm for over 18 years. He was the technical director and executive director of The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) from 2009 until 2012, when he took a position with TCI Powder Coatings as the company’s field technical director.

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The latest from the Powder Coating Clinic

Color Change Time in a Powder Booth

We have seen booths that are supposed to be able to color change in 12 to 15 minutes, reclaim to reclaim. Is this true?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015

Wood Grain Appearance in Powder

One of our customers is facing a problem in getting an accurate finish in a wood-look finish.

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015

Testing to Compare Powder against Liquid Paint

Do you know of any testing that has been done to compare powder coating to outdoor exposure specifications?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015

AAMA Specifications and Aluminum Railing

Is it correct to assume that AAMA 2604 is suitable for an aluminum railing application and AAMA 2605 is not?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015

Impact of Heat on Chromate Conversion Coating

Will the internal trivalent chromate conversion coatings that are not protected by the CARC paint degrade and become less non-conductive or resistant to corrosion?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015

Powder on the Seacoast

After about 18 months of exposure, the powder coating has deteriorated and broken down. There are areas where the coating is blistering, and exposed metal is beginning to rust. Can you give us any advice or information as to why the coating may have broken down in such a short length of time?

Ask an Expert Published: March 01, 2015

The Best Method for Coating Aluminum Extrusions

How do powder coaters paint for less than liquid paint? And which is better, at high volume production, a vertical line, or a horizontal line?

Ask an Expert Published: March 01, 2015

Powder on Anodized Aluminum

Is there a powder coating that will hold up to Skydrol 500 B4 and Skydrol LD4

Ask an Expert Published: March 01, 2015

What Issues Affect Transfer Efficiency?

My boss has asked me to develop a plan to improve our transfer efficiency on our powder line. Our 12 automatic guns are over six years old and we have pretty good success with them. According to what I hear and read we should be getting better results.

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2015

How to Remove Powder from a Mask

What is the best way to quickly and effectively remove powder residue from magnets so it can be reused without leaving powder residue on the surface of the next part?

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2015

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