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"Powder coating scratch protection"



 

I have a cast aluminum component which requires powder coating and extensive machining. Some of the areas that undergo machining are very difficult to mask properly and require tight tolerances so they need to be tackled after the coating and not before. My question is the following: in order to protect the powder coating from being damaged/scratched/nicked during handling in the manufacturing process, is there some sort of protective wax/resin that could be applied and then removed prior to packaging and shipping?

Andrei Aderca
- Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
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Andrei,

If pretreatment and cure are good, the powder coated part may not need a protective coat. However, protective peel coat material is available.

Herb Ashley
- Smartt, TN
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