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Heat-treated Parts and E-coat
Heat treated parts paint a little differently than plain steel parts, so I will try to explain the differences.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2009
Electrocoat over Zinc-Plated Steel—Revisited
I wonder why you think the automotive community should be questioned for specifying a zinc or zinc alloy prior to E-coat. Performance testing done by all the major OEMs will confirm better corrosion performance with zinc or zinc alloy than with a ph...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2009
Anodic or Cathodic E-Coat?
I recently heard about a company using an anodic E-coat on castings, and that it cures at a much lower temp. If the anodic E-coat takes less energy to cure, why isn’t it more widely used?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
E-coat As A Primer For Powder
The spec called for electrocoat as a primer and a powder coating for the top coat. We have liquid and powder coating facilities in our plant, but we will have to send the parts to a contract coater for the E-coat process. Can you tell me why the E-c...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
The Primary E-coat Product Types
You mentioned an anodic acrylic E-coat. What other types of E-coat products are there and can you give me an idea about where they’re used?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
Back to the Basics
For some reason, many of our questions seem to be focused on an effort to gain a better understanding of the principles behind an E-coat system. I’ve recently been engaged in an interesting e-mail dialogue with one reader in particular. Following is...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2009

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