Can Zinc be Painted?
We need to paint large volumes of apparel trimmings which are manufactured from zinc. How do we get paint to adhere? No primers we have tried have worked and the large South African Paint manufacturers do not seem to have the answer.
We are also looking for a leather or suede feel lacquer.Mike Brits
- Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Two common treatments that may offer you a solution are:
1. Chromate Conversion Coating on the Zinc Part. This will permit an "anchor effect," for the subsequent paint coating.
2. Zinc Phosphate layer deposited by immersion on the parts. Following this, you could paint the parts, dry and ship them.
Hope that helps you.
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