-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
23+ years of serious education, promoting Aloha,
& the most fun you can have in metal finishing smiley
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics
topic 770

Painting of Anodized Aluminum


I am looking for information regarding painting of anodized aluminum surfaces, specifically alloy 6063 T5.

In addition, I am also seeking information on powder coating such surfaces and the application of Kynar finishes to such surfaces.

Dan Hilburn
Balco, Inc. - Wichita, KS, USA


I can't help with powder coating but the first step after anodising is normally to apply a corrosion inhibiting primer to an anodised finish. Any serious adhesive supplier (particularly aerospace adhesives) will be able to supply one. They are normally chromate based but the choices are numerous. 3M, Cytec, and Hexcel all produce excellent versions. HVLP spraying of water based is now much more common so no major difficulty equipment wise. Most of them used to be high solvent content and these are still available.

Ciaron Murphy
- Great Britain

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.