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Paint Attacking ABS Parts
ABS automotive parts become brittle and lose flexibility after application of a polyurethane enamel topcoat.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/20/2013
Another Source of Dirt in the Paint Film
An imbalance of the chemicals in the power washer could be the root of a reader's problems with dirt in the paint finish.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/18/2013
Inspecting Paint Texture
The following question/answer about paint texture inspection was posted back in 2003. Is the answer provided then still valid today?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/21/2013
Color-Matching Problem
Our customer is rejecting parts because it says the flat black paint used on them is not black enough. How do we quantify the problem? Would a colorimeter be useful for inspection?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/4/2013
Dirt in the Paint Film

Ask an Expert Published: 8/27/2013
Response to Strengthening ABS Parts

Ask an Expert Published: 8/19/2013
Response to Strengthening ABS Parts
In the June issue, in a question titled “Can We Strengthen ABS Parts?”, K.W. reported that one of his customers had complained of cracking of an ABS plastic part. Two readers agreed that the molder’s process parameters were contributing to the crack...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/26/2013
Removing Emulsified Oils from Cleaner
After installing a new electrocoating system, we are having problems with the presence of emulsified oils in our alkaline cleaner which messes up the finish on our products. How can we remove the emulsified oils?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/6/2013
Can We Strengthen ABS Parts?
Is it possible to increase the strength of ABS plastic parts with paint?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/23/2013
Adhesion Testing
We test the adhesion of plastisol to steel by crosshatch cutting through the plastisol and galvanizing all the way to the steel substrate. Is this test reliable for paint film adhesion?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/15/2013

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