Painting Firearms Components
I just finished reading the “So You Want to Paint—Where to Start” article by Dale Stitt in the March 2011 issue of Products Finishing. HVLP spray gun jumped out as a possibility for painting our products.
Q. I am a design engineer for a company that makes components for firearms. Many of the components are decorated by painting, and they must have excellent looking finishes. We are considering upgrading our present 20-year-old paint line and I’ve been assigned the task of finding the best painting methods and equipment.
I’m not really up-to-date on painting operations. Therefore, I have some questions relating to automatic spray guns. I am considering HVLP. I just finished reading the “So You Want to Paint—Where to Start” article by Dale Stitt in the March 2011 issue of Products Finishing. HVLP spray gun jumped out as a possibility for painting our products. I was wondering if you could help me make a choice between the various types of HVLP guns and the various suppliers of that equipment. P.E.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
An overview of spraying, dipping, flow coating, and everything in between.
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