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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...

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...

Published: 11/1/2016

Parts Cleaning Clinic: Brass Cleaning
Q. How do I clean brass to be powder coated?

Published: 10/1/2016

Powder Clinic: Fillers for Powder Coating
How do you choose the right filler for your powder coating process?

Published: 10/1/2016

Powder Clinic: Powder Versus Galvanizing
Powder Coating or Galvanizing: Which offers the best long-term protection from corrosion?

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.

Published: 10/1/2016

Powder Clinic: Why Not to Convert Liquid Paint Booth to Powder
Can I Convert a Liquid Paint Booth to a Powder Booth?

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.

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...

Published: 8/1/2016

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?