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Low-Temperature Zinc Phosphate
Can you give me any advice on lower-temperature zinc phosphate pretreatment products I can use before powder coating steel?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/25/2014
Preparation of Stainless Steel for Powder Coating
Should type 316 stainless steel castings be sandblasted before powder coating, or can they be chemically etched? Should the parts be pre-heated in an oven before coating?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/4/2014
Applying Chrome to Aluminum after Coating
How can we protect the powder coat finish in the corners of the aluminum storm doors we manufacture?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/31/2013
Rust on Steel with Clear Powder
What can be done to stop the rust from showing through or remove the rust before powder coating cold-rolled steel metal tubes?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/26/2013
Coating Process Options
What pretreatment process and conversion coating would you recommend for plating and powder coating on fluid-handling tubes, some of which are bent before powder coating and some after?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/21/2013
Rust Prevention
Is our process for pretreatment and powder coating of outdoor enclosures good enough to prevent rust from appearing, and, if so, how long would it last?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/25/2013
Powder Coating Extrusions
Do I have to wait a specific amount of time or complete an additional step after the rinse before I apply powder to aluminum extrusions?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Pretreatment Options
Are you aware of any uncomplicated, user-friendly pretreatments that are compatible with powder coating, will inhibit rust on surfaces with deep inset corrosion and will accelerate beneath the coating after the process is complete?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/16/2013
Powder on Galvaneal
We have customers that want a smooth powder coating on a galvaneal finish. We prep with a light alcohol wipe, prebake the parts to allow for off-gassing, then spray with a smooth powder. We are having problems with “craters” and specs, so the surfac...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/20/2012
Performance Testing
We powder coat thicker gauges of steel (10-gauge to ¼-inch plate), using a blast operation for some of the heavier parts. We want to test the parts to confirm proper pretreatment coating performance before shipment, but we have some problems with im...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/22/2012

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