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Coating Analysis
What are the most energy-intensive areas one can intervene in a standard coating process?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/27/2014
Painting Lighted Display Panels
I am looking for information on how to paint lighted display panels such as motor vehicle lit and backlit displays.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/13/2013
Painting Viscosity vs. Temperature
One reader has something to add about paint temperature to Carl's response in the December 2012 column regarding spraying high-viscosity paints.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/28/2013
Abrasion-Resistant Coating
What is the best method for refinishing metal cannery machine parts?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/14/2013
Enclosed Spray Booth
We are located in southern India, where the normal temperature is 30-40°C. How can we control the humidity and temperature in our spray paint booth?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/2/2012
Sanding in the Finishing Area
Is it standard practice to allow sanding in areas where the final top coat is sprayed?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/13/2012
Stirred, Not Shaken
My group has responsibility for process specification BAC5736 regarding mixing of an epoxy primer. Here is my interpretation of the specification.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/30/2012
Welding Painted Parts
We produce industrial storage cabinets and would like to change the manufacturing process sequence to paint the parts before welding them together.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/10/2012
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
Intercoat Adhesion
Q. I am a manufacturing engineer in a plant that produces small appliances. We are having trouble with a baking enamel. When a part is rejected because of a paint defect, we try to recoat it, but the second coat won’t adhere to the first, causing us...
Ask an Expert Published: 12/14/2011

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