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Gas vs. Electric Ovens
What are the pros and cons for using gas or electric to heat a typical automotive supplier curing oven?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011
Flexible Abrasion-Resistant Coating
I have a customer who needs a coating material that is flexible but hard enough to resist physical abrasion and very resistant to chemicals to use on a metal product. I hear that urethane paints might be good for this application.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Painting Training Courses
Do you offer training courses or training materials that will help get us started?
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
Metallics Appearance Repeatability
We make a line of scientific instruments and are in the process of introducing a new line. We are having some issues with a gold metallic paint used on them, in terms of the repeatability of its appearance. Since we don’t do painting in-house, the p...
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
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
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
Humidity Effect on Painting
Recently, we have been having problems with the curing of some of our paints. Some seem to cure, while some of them do not. I tend to think that the issue is color specific, but also related to humidity levels in the painting environment. Have you ...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011

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