From: IN%"email@example.com" "ENRIQUE CLAURE" 21-APR-1998 15:40:17.97
To: IN%"MLAMBDIN@TOE.TOWSON.EDU" "Mike Lambdin"
Subj: RE: POWDER COATING SET UP FOR MG
Next question: beings we're dealing with dc voltages and "grounding charges"
would I be correct in thinking that the palstic and/or paint contains some
sort of conductive substance? Or is there a static charge that causes the
plastic to cling to the metal part being painted? I would assume that the
metal pieces being painted are, themselves, grounded - to complete the
>OK here goes Mike, basically you have paint in the form of powder just like
>milk. It is usually made of PP or PU plastic. You put the paint in a
>specially made spray gun that at low pressure expels the paint. Trick is
>that the gun is hooked up to a high voltage 9000DC low amps that with the
>aid of grounding charges the paint particles in oposite charge as the metal
>part you plan to paint. The paint comes out highly charged and literally
>clings the the metal part. Carefuly you put the part into the oven without
>disturbing the adhered paint. Cook it at 200=BAc for 10 to 15 min and your
>done. Advantege is you use no solvent, finish is near darn ceramic looking
>and has a very high resistance to chiping, scraping, solvents and light.
>This stuff is so tough you can paint wheels, engines, and if some one tells
>me the operationg temp of my exhaust manifold and intake maybe these can be
>painted also. Regards Enrique>