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New Powder Line, New Pretreatment?
We are about to specify a new powder coating plant. We would like to investigate alternative methods of cleaning and pretreatment.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Cleaning Sintered Rings
I would like information on methods, materials and procedures to clean sintered steel rings (porous rings) used in the textile industry, more specifically, in drawing machines.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Aluminum Machining Oil
What is the best cleaning procedure to prepare the bare aluminum surface for the acrylic base coat?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
PVC Removal From Cables
What solvents can be used to remove PVC from copper and aluminum cables?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Paint Adhesion on Zinc-Coated Steel
We paint washing machine housings from an external supplier. The material used is zinc coated, and powder painting with a polyester +HAA based paint shows really bad bonding.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Alternative Paint Stripper Formulations
I want to find a replacement of methylene chloride- based paint strippers. Please guide us about good alternative paint stripper formulations.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Powder Stripping
We have an aluminum casting from which we need to remove powder coat. We have investigated sanding and chemical, but the heat process may have a very negative impact on the part shape. What are your thoughts?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2010
Pretreatment Problems on Galvanneal Steel
What we are seeing is craters in random places in the surface of the painted parts.
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2010
Trailer Prep
What advice could you give me on steel prior to primer and painting of our trailers. I think ideally I would like to “treat” the steel as it arrives from the supplier, before we work it.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2010
Bright-Dipping Brass
Our company has to make a major decision because we are going to try and replace the nitric acid (20%) bright dip line that we have used to clean brass fittings for the last 40 years.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2010

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