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Powder Coating Clinic: Masking for Logo Design
Q. We are powder coating stainless steel water bottles for our company. For our logo, we would like to use a vinyl sticker or decal before powder coating. After the coating is applied, we want to peel the vinyl off to achieve a stainless steel logo ...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Powder Coating Clinic: Discoloration of Metal-Flake in Powder
Q. We have a metal-flake silver powder color that we use regularly. If the surface is abraded with a Taber wheel—or even a pencil eraser—it darkens significantly in the abraded area. We even have this problem when our parts scrape against cardboard ...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Powder Coating Clinic: Measuring Film Thickness before Cure
Q. How can I tell if the powder film build is thick enough before I cure the powder coating? We coat a lot of square footage and we need to control our cost. We often put on too much powder to avoid light coating. I need to know what my uncured film...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Powder Coating Clinic: Sanding for Repair
Q. We sand aluminum die-cast parts that have minor defects in the powder coating before recoating them. The small areas of dirt, metal blemishes, fibers or similar particles are sanded using 120-grit sandpaper on an orbital sander. After recoating t...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Fillers for Powder Coating
How do you choose the right filler for your powder coating process?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Powder Coating Small Parts
Parts vary in size and shape, making it difficult to find "the best" process for painting small pieces.
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Powder Versus Galvanizing
Powder Coating or Galvanizing: Which offers the best long-term protection from corrosion?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Batch Cure Oven Noise Issue
What is that Noise from My Oven? Expert Rodger Talbert explains that it is difficult to be sure at all without seeing the oven and hearing the noise. However, he thinks it may be related to the pressure settings on the gas train.
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Pinholes Mentioned in July Issue
Q. Just read the article in most recent issue of PF about our problem and wanted to respond with what we found out.
Ask an Expert Published: 8/23/2016
Powder Clinic: Is Blasting Enough for Preparation?
Q. I am looking into making the switch from liquid to powder coating. I have an experienced powder coater who says all my aluminum and steel parts need is to be blasted, and that should be good enough. But I am finding mixed reviews online. So is th...
Ask an Expert Published: 8/23/2016

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