Powder Coating Clinic: Powder in Layers
Q. We are in the process of designing a new powder system for aluminum extrusions and building panels. Our current system uses a six-stage dip pretreatment process and a three-layer liquid paint process (prime, color coat, clear coat) that meets AAMA 2605 standards (American Architectural Manufacturers Association). What layers of coating should we use and can we can meet the AAMA 2605 standards with powder?