LIQUID COATING BASICS

Pollution Control

Pretreatment over Pretreatment

Question: We are considering forming an assembly and then painting it rather than painting the individual parts before assembling.
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Pollution Control

Improving Metal Pretreatment

Improving Metal Pretreatment Question: We are one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers in our country and produce more than one million bikes a year.
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Zinc Phosphate: Questions and Answers

Specific questions about zinc phosphate and pretreatment are answered in one article...
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Pollution Control

Testing for Effectiveness of Aluminum Sheet Cleaning

Question: We are currently using a dyne solution as well as water break test to determine the effectiveness of our aluminum sheet cleaning.
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Liquid Coating

Electrocoat Addition

Question: We currently have a five-stage zinc phosphate washer and are powder coating various metal parts for original equipment manufacturers.
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Removing VOCs

Question: I am working on a new metal finishing project and have been given the responsibility of removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air exhaust using activated carbon.
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Painting Stainless Steel

Question: I was interested in your solution for painting the stainless steel medicine cabinet, but I was hoping you would also include the “government job” solution done at work.
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Pollution Control

Reducing VOC Emissions

Question: I have enjoyed learning from your column for some time.
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Electrocoating

E-Coat Prep

Question: Please advise if you know of a best practice for cleaning or other surface preparation for e-coating that needs to be “secondary crimped.” L.N.
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Parts Cleaning

Cleaning Brass for Painting

Question: I am in the midst of working on repainting some stamped brass decorative products from one of my customers.
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