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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
Flash Rusting
Our problem is that right after the acid pickle, the tanks flash rust severely before we can get them into the zinc phosphate solution.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2011
Paint Adhesion
Last year at this time we had a large amount of scrap due to paint adhesion failures. Our procedure for metal pretreatment was dip in alkaline cleaner, rinse in cold water and dip in a non-chromate final rinse. To solve this problem, I investigated ...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2011
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
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
Painting Anodized Aluminum
Can you tell me the pros and cons of painting anodized aluminum?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Wet Adhesion Test
We are facing the problem of wet adhesion test failures on painted parts. Can you tell me the root cause of these failures?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011

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