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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: Containment Air Velocity
Q. What is the correct containment air velocity in a powder booth?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/23/2016
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
Powder Clinic: Adhesion of Powder to Brass
Q. I’ve heard from a few vendors that brass presents challenges with adhesion, whereas steel and aluminum do not. What is the reason for this?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2016
Powder Clinic: Outdoor Durable Powder
Q. We have a large job that requires protection from sunlight. What kind of powder we should use?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2016
Powder Coating Q&A: Micro-Porosity in Cured Coating
When our parts are inspected, there seem to be thousands of very small pin pricks.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2016
Powder Coating Q&A: Requirements for Breathing PPE in a Powder Operation
What kind of breathing protection is required for compliance with health and safety standards?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2016
Q&A: Problems with Silicone Plugs
We have problems with smooth powder coat finishes from what we think is plug contamination. When a silicone masking plug touches the surface of a part, it causes a powder separation similar to a large fish eye. Is this a common problem, and how do w...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/17/2012
Masking Options for Raised Numbers
We have an aluminum casting that is 18 × 12 inches with raised numbers on one edge. I want to powder coat it if I can find an easy way to leave the tops of the lettering bare aluminum.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/23/2011

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