Pretreatment for E-coat

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Published: 12/1/2016

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?

Published: 8/23/2016

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 ...

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?

Published: 6/1/2016

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.

Published: 12/1/2015

Electrocoat Q&A: Eco-Friendly Pretreatment Systems
Which pretreatments work with electrocoat systems?

Published: 6/1/2015

Acids for Lowering pH
What is the best economical acid to lower the pH in a bath?

Published: 6/2/2014

Bend Test Failure
Could pretreatment or tri-cat phosphate be causing e-coat failure in a mandrel bend test?

Published: 4/11/2014

Cleaning Ecoat Paint Hooks
Is there a process or substance to keep hooks cleaned without taking them off the paint line?

Published: 3/3/2014

Metal Content of E-coat
Which metals could be present in a zinc phosphate pretreatment layer and a cathodic epoxy electrocoat layer?

Published: 5/24/2011

Black Stains After Curing
We are doing e-coating for small components like nuts and bolts, but are seeing black stains on the parts after curing.