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Surface Preparation

Surface preparation is an essential part of finishing any product and is either a mechanical or chemical process. The experts at Finishing Consultants are here to help determine the appropriate process to properly clean and prepare the surface of your parts for a successful coating application.

Surface preparation can be as simple as a solvent wiping process, a dip clean process, a more complicated multi-stage clean, phosphate, seal process, or even abrasive blast cleaning (see our Abrasive Blast page). It can be a manual process in a batch operation or a conveyorized system utilizing an in-line washer or automatic blast cleaning system.

Ensuring a part is properly cleaned is the most important step in the coating process, whether the parts require a Class-A finish or a simple cosmetic paint finish. A dirty part will result in poor paint adhesion, rework, rejection, and higher costs.

Finishing Consultants can provide manual wash cleaning systems, manual abrasive blast cleaning systems, automatic multi-stage in-line cleaning systems, or automatic blast cleaning systems. As well, Finishing Consultants can supply the associated equipment needed in the cleaning processes, such as:

  • Wash Booths
  • Dry Off Ovens
  • Cooling Sections
  • Conveyors
  • Cure Ovens
  • Coating Application Equipment
  • Spray Booths
  • Project Management Services
  • Installation Services
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