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

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

Powder on Plastic Parts

We have heard that some companies are applying powder coating to plastic parts. Is this true?

Ask an Expert Published: September 01, 2014

Pinholes in Bend Area

How can we prevent pinholes from forming in the bend area of a part after the powder coating has cured?

Ask an Expert Published: May 30, 2014

Powder Over Galvanized Steel

Is a "duplex" system of powder over hot dip galvanized steel common?

Ask an Expert Published: May 23, 2014

Salt Spray Testing vs. Field Performance

How we can ensure corrosion resistance on steel cabinets used outdoors?

Ask an Expert Published: May 07, 2014

Powder on Wood

This reader needs advice about powder coating wood kitchen cabinets.

Ask an Expert Published: May 05, 2014

How to Determine if Coating is Powder or Liquid

How can I tell if a metal part is powder coated or liquid painted?

Ask an Expert Published: April 29, 2014

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

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