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

Class “A” Powder Coating

Is it possible to achieve class A cosmetic standards for high-gloss coating with older equipment?

Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015

Pinholes in Epoxy

What causes pinholes in epoxy-powder-coated bars after curing?

Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015

Adhesion Problems

Why do some powder-coated parts display adhesion problems, including primer and top coat delamination?

Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015

Coating to Hide Blemishes

Is powder coating suitable for a polypropylene part with deep recesses?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Cause of Porosity

What is the most common cause of porosity on a powder coated surface and how much porosity is considered acceptable?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Heat Relief Fan Sizing

What size should the HVAC heat relief hood be for a powder coat booth and oven?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Alternative Coating Options and Laser Edge

What are some ways to improve an electrocoat and laser cutting process?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Temperature Tolerance of Chrome Pretreatment

At what temperature will a chrome conversion coating deteriorate when exposed to heat prior to coating?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

How to Recoat a Part

Is there a standard way to prepare a surface and apply a second coat of powder?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2014

Cloudy Look in Clear-coat

We apply a clear coat powder material over a steel substrate. The clear is kind of milky and clouds the look from the steel. What can cause this problem?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2014

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