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Pretreatment and powder coating for construction machines
(-----) January 29, 2008
I would like to know the most suitable bath sequence for pretreatment of construction machine parts (excavators, backhoe loaders). Should we think of a dipping system, or spray washing?
Secondly, we are targeting to reach at leat 850-900 hours of salt spray resistance. Do we need to consider primer coating before powder top coating?
Marketing Manager - Ankara, Turkey
January 29, 2008
There is rarely a "right" answer because you must decide how much you are willing to spend. But for an industrial product like this I think shortcuts are out of order. I think you need a full zinc phosphate process followed by e-coating before powder coating. And some of your sheet metal could perhaps be galvanneal.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
January 30, 2008
Pretreatment isn't your only worry, some of the big heavy parts could spend hours in the oven in order to cure properly.
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Wake Forest, North Carolina