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Production arrangement for Dry Film Lube on Hard Black Anodize

July 13, 2012

Q. A customer has asked us to set up a dry film lube process. Parts are small and racked on aluminum racks to be hard black anodized prior to dry film lube. What is the best method to apply the dry film? Same racks? If so, how do we remove the dry film in order to re use the racks for anodizing? We have a spray booth and oven.
Thank you.

Dan Rose
Owner, plating shop - Oceanside, California USA

July 13, 2012

A. Hi Dan,

I would strongly recommend that you remove the parts from the anodising jig prior to dry film lubricant. You don't want to have to strip your jigs every time you coat the parts, this could be quite time consuming for you and add unnecessary costs.

Brian Terry
aerospace - Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom

First of two simultaneous responses -- July 13, 2012

A. It is rare that an entire part would get dry film lube. Jigging can be as cheap as throw away cardboard or paper covered or---.
I would not use the anodize jig.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

Second of two simultaneous responses -- July 16, 2012

A. You can spray some dry films directly on the parts and then strip the parts by dipping in a solvent.

Leonard Warren
Murrieta, California
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