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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
Decorating Batting Helmets
I’m looking to start a company that delivers customized logos and colors on baseball helmets. My business model calls for purchasing the helmets in bulk overseas and having each helmet painted and customized with a corporate logo.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Coating PVC Foam Boards
I am interested in coating PVC foam boards with paint. I heard that vacuum coating is a process that will work for this application. Can you direct me to a company that can either supply the equipment to vacuum coat, or provide the service to vacuum...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Repainting Office Furniture
We refinish metal office furniture on-site at the customer’s premises. I read in an article about the problem of using solvents for wax removal prior to painting. We agree that solvent wiping is a poor cleaning method for wax removal, and have had a...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011
Spray Booth Selection
I would be obliged if you could advise me on which of the following two spray booths is best for my application.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011
Going Fishing
We are planning to reopen the factory and would be very pleased if you could update us on the latest painting procedures and paint materials used today so we can be competitive in the coming years.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011
Wire Coat Hangers
How do I apply flocking material?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Painting Plastic
One of my good customers brought in a plastic engine cowling from a 30-year-old radio controlled aircraft kit that he had trouble painting. He said he thought the cowling was ABS and has been building this model for the past 6 years! He was unable t...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Painting Anodized Aluminum
Because of the changes in our factory manufacturing sequence and production line, we are storing these parts for at least 13 hours before they are painted. In a management meeting, we discussed whether the storage of these parts before painting, or ...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/10/2011

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