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Ecoat Clinic: High Throwpower Impacts Ecoat Performance
Q. Why is high throwpower so important to the overall applied cost for an electrocoat system? What specific elements of the system are affected by it? How can I measure the throwpower effect?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2016
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning of Inconel
Q. What cleaning methods are recommended for finishing Inconel 718? Can this material be passivated or utilize the Summa process as 300 and 400 series stainless steel, or is there another way to remove the contaminants in regards to machining parts ...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
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...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
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...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Ecoat Clinic: Topcoat to Increase UV Protection
Q. We are using a cathodic epoxy electrocoat to prime our steel parts. Now our customer is asking us to start using an additional topcoat to increase UV protection from the sun. What paints are the best topcoats for cathodic epoxy electrocoats? Are ...
Ask an Expert Published: 8/23/2016
Ecoat Clinic: Using Epoxy Ecoat on NdFeB Parts
Q. Is it possible to use an epoxy electrocoat to coat parts made out of neodymium, iron and boron? Are there any special considerations to take when electrocoating this kind of substrate?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/23/2016
Electrocoating Q&A: Obtaining Class A Automotive Part Quality
We are upgrading our line to satisfy a new customer and want to make sure we cover all necessary upgrades.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2016
Electrocoat Q&A: Eco-Friendly Pretreatment Systems
Which pretreatments work with electrocoat systems?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2015
Acids for Lowering pH
What is the best economical acid to lower the pH in a bath?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2015
Bend Test Failure
Could pretreatment or tri-cat phosphate be causing e-coat failure in a mandrel bend test?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/2/2014

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