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Can Aqueous Alkaline Cleaner Be Used on Aluminum?
Q. Should I not use the same bath to process aluminum and stainless steel? Can aqueous alkaline cleaner be used on aluminum?
Powder Coating Clinic: Avoiding Rust on Parts
Q. We apply lighter colors of powder to our ticket machines for parking lots.
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Brass Cleaning
Q. How do I clean brass to be powder coated?
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning of Inconel
Q. What cleaning methods are recommended for finishing Inconel 718?
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Phosphate Coating Problems
Q. We electrocoat sheet metal, iron castings (machined and non-machined) and aluminum castings (machined and non-machined surfaces) and are having problems with poor phosphating on aluminum substrates. We maintain the free acid at 0.7-1.1 points and...
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Pretreatment Equipment Suppliers
Q. I am researching manufacturers of aqueous part washers and phosphate pretreatment systems for powder coating, looking for companies that build conveyor systems, washers and treatment systems; not parts washers. The parts to be cleaned are various...
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning Oxygen-Free Copper
Q. Could you share with me how to lower or eliminate this defect and how to utilize automatic cleaning?
Cleaning Q&A: Coating a Threaded Area
Why won’t this conversion coating take to a threaded area?
Cleaning Q&A: Removal of Zinc Phosphate
How can we effectively remove phosphate from a steel surface after the drawing process?