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How to Identify and Control Poor Ecoat Film Appearance
Q. We are experiencing textured ecoat on galvanized service parts and were told the galvanized coating is electrolytically applied with 60/60 zinc weights.
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?
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 ...
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?
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.
Epoxy Ecoat Cure Times
Why do epoxy electrocoat materials have a wide cure window in terms of temperature and time?
Wide Cure Windows
Why do epoxy electrocoat materials have more flexibility in curing conditions?
Cleaning an E-Coat Oven
How can we clean an electrocoat oven for producing high-quality parts?
Measuring E-Coat Cure
What are the different ways to measure electrocoat cure? We use solvent rubs but, depending on the solvent, we obtain better or worse results of cure. How do we interpret this and what other tests can we do?
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.