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Coating Textile Braids
In our manufacturing process we apply adhesive coatings over certain textile braid for reinforced rubber hose constructions. On other hose items, we apply a lacquer coating over the textile braid. In order to dry out the lacquer coatings, the hose t...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/5/2012
Dip-Spin Painting Method
I am the machine shop supervisor for a company that makes indoor exercising equipment. Some of the component parts are electroplated while others are painted. We buy these parts already painted since we have no painting equipment in our shop at this...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/27/2012
Least-Expensive Finish System
One of our customers is inquiring about the least expensive, most easily applied and most corrosion resistant finish system for steel parts. He needs to have good protection against the effects of seaside atmospheres. The parts will be exposed to te...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/21/2012
Fish Eyes
I recently have been having a problem with fish eyes when spraying epoxy paint, Mil PRF-22750F, FED color #24052.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2012
Adhesion to Electroless Nickel
Is there a process to improve paint adhesion to a high-phosphate, nickel-plated surface?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/9/2012
Latex Spraying Revisited
I read the letter from G.S. in the August issue concerning the spraying of a latex.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/14/2011
Latex Spraying Revisited
Latex is an emulsion and retains its characteristics in another liquid. They are difficult to spray since they do not break down in the other liquid. It is not like a solution where one disperses into the other liquid to form a homogeneous liquid.
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2011
Used Painting Equipment
Where can I find a used paint equipment supplier?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Painting Firearms Components
I just finished reading the “So You Want to Paint—Where to Start” article by Dale Stitt in the March 2011 issue of Products Finishing. HVLP spray gun jumped out as a possibility for painting our products.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011
Painting Fish Hooks
What can you suggest in terms of applying a thicker coating to mass produce hooks that won’t bind together and thereby produce contact points?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011

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