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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
Shaken, Not Stirred
We are an American corporation with operations in India. For one of our applications, we use an epoxy primer (BMS 10-11Y, type I, class A, grade E, water-reducible epoxy primer, green 44-GN-011). Can you please clarify if our product is suitable for...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/23/2011
Phosphate Bleed Through
All of a sudden we began having problems with the appearance of our coated products. The irregularities in the phosphate coating are telegraphing or bleeding through the paint when the high-solids coating is applied.
Ask an Expert Published: 8/26/2011
World Trade Center I-Beam Preservation
I have been asked to make an honorable artistic memorial for exhibition on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. For the memorial, a section of the I-beam will be publicly displayed inside an airport, and it may be an open display able to be touched...
Ask an Expert Published: 8/26/2011
Painting Aluminum Tubes
In our product line we have an aluminum tube being used as an extension for a carbon mast. We have been painting this tube with white paint, but are having problems with the paint’s durability, as it is chipping.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2011

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