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Painting Water Storage Tanks
We have to fabricate and paint some fire protection water storage tanks. The specifications call for mill galvanized, not hot dip galvanized steel as the construction material.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/12/2011
Blistering Paint
My company produces cold rolled steel equipment boxes for both interior and exterior use. Indoor boxes are fabricated from cold rolled steel and outdoor boxes are fabricated from hot dip galvanized steel. After we upgraded our finish system from alk...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Smoothing Rough Castings
Do you have a coating that would be easy to apply and quick drying that would improve the appearance of our castings and eliminate the hand grinding?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Adhesive Bonding Aluminum
What is the best pretreatment for the aluminum surface for maximum corrosion resistance and adhesion, recognizing that specific primers are recommended by adhesive suppliers for their systems?
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
Spot Weld Marks
On certain sheet metal parts made of 16-gauge cold rolled steel, we have trouble with spot weld marks showing through the paint finish. How do we eliminate this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/10/2011
Paint Compatibility
One of our customers has 48 steel valves ranging from from 6–48 inches. These valves were supplied to our customer coated with a high temperature one-pack silicone coating system. We have been instructed to repaint these valves.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2010
Painting Over Zinc Chromate
What is the best method of painting over 6061 Al that is covered with zinc chromate?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2010
Clean Steel Using COR Rinse 404
We have been using cor rinse 404. Could you tell me if there are any issues with adhesion with different paints systems? How do you check if the metal is clean?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2007

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