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Published: 8/1/2017

How to Increase Line Density
Q. Our finishing shop applies both liquid and powder applications, as well as some plating, too. How can we increase our racking line density by adding more parts per foot? Racking expert Scott Rempala has the answer. 

Published: 8/1/2017

How to Liquid Coat Carbon Fiber Composite Panels
Q. I am trying to liquid coat a carbon fiber composite panel. The panels look good hot out of the oven, but after cooling I am getting readthrough of the fibers. What’s causing this appearance loss? Liquid coating expert Donald Campbell has th...

Published: 7/1/2017

How to Choose the Right Paint Booth Filters
Q. Our shop spends a lot of time on maintenance for our paint booth filters. How can we improve our operation, and what should we be looking at for filtration options?

Published: 6/1/2017

How to Make Automotive Paint Shops More Sustainable
Q. Our paint shop is the place of highest energy consumption and highest VOC and CO2 emissions in the car manufacturing process. What measures can be taken to reduce them?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Increase Throughput with Racking
Q. How can I increase the throughput of my finishing line through proper racking protocols?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Adjust a Burn-Off Oven for the Amount of Coating to be Removed
Q. We are having issues with our burn-off oven. It doesn’t seem to be adjusting to the amount of coating on the hooks and fixtures. What can I do to fix this?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Solve Filiform Corrosion Issues When Spraying on Aluminum Alloy
Q. We are spraying on an aluminum alloy and are having problems with aluminum filiform corrosion. Can you help me understand what is causing this?

Published: 4/1/2017

How to Paint a Better Product Using Better Data
Q. Why should I consider adding part and data tracking to my existing line or to a new system?

Published: 3/1/2017

How to Increase, Decrease Conductivity of Paint
Q. I apply my liquid coatings with an electrostatic gun. How can we increase or decrease the conductivity of the paint?  

Published: 2/1/2017

Differences in Masking and Plug Materials
Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?