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Paint Yellowing Issue
My company manufactures hospitality furniture. Some of our white painted cabinet doors are turning yellow, and we would like to figure out why this is happening and how we can fix it.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/7/2014
Aluminum Contaminant Issues
Metallic automotive basecoat maker looks for answers related to contamination.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/24/2014
Updated Paint Texture Inspecting
Here's some additional information for “Inspecting Paint Texture” in the November issue that includes some new technology that can quantify the orange-peel effect.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/2/2014
Craters in the Paint Film
We have to scrap more parts than we want because of craters in paint film. We think this is caused by oil coming from micro pores in the sheet metal.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/26/2013
Controlling Paint Film Thickness
How can I achieve a paint film that is less than 1 mil (0.001”) thick?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/26/2013
Color Documentation
Is there a better way to document color matches than with a 60-degree spectrophotometer?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/22/2013
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

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