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Powder Coating Clinic: Touch-up Options for Powder Coated Parts
Q. I’ve been told that a powder coated part cannot be “touched-up.” I have some patio furniture that I had powder coated and the powder coating shop that did the work for me stripped the threads in holes used to rack the part. I can fix the threads ...
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2016
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 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: 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

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