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Poor coating adhesion? Discover the winning strategy for a flawless and durable coating

Coating surfaces is a process that requires precision and attention to detail. Each element can affect the aesthetics and durability of the finished product. During the powder coating process, the frustration of a coating that does not adhere perfectly is a common experience. This situation, in addition to compromising the aesthetic appearance, can undermine the longevity of the finished product. How can we avoid or solve this problem without compromising quality? We explore the main causes by offering practical solutions for a flawless and resistant coating to the challenges of time.

How to prepare the metal support

Cleaning and pretreatment are key steps in the coating application process. To ensure optimal coating adhesion, it is essential to thoroughly prepare the metal surface. If neglected, the coating risks not adhering properly to the substrate, jeopardizing the entire result. The chemicals used play a crucial role in this process, therefore, they must be of high quality and suitable for the type of substrate used. In addition, a careful and constant cleaning process of the pretreatment equipment creates the ideal conditions for perfect coating adhesion.

How to set curing times and temperature

The curing step is the heart of the coating process. This fundamental step allows the powder to turn into a solid, durable coating that can adhere perfectly to the support. To achieve adequate adhesion, however, it is essential to set and monitor the curing parameters very carefully, especially the oven temperature. If the temperature is too high or too low, or if the curing time is too long or too short, the polymerization may not be optimal and the coating may lose integrity and adhesion to the substrate. This brings in unsatisfactory aesthetic results and, above all, a product that is not durable over time.

How to adjust the thickness of the coating film

A too-thick coating film can create unevenness. This, although it may seem like only an aesthetic problem, can affect the durability of the finished product because it compromises its adhesion to the substrate. To ensure that the powder coating adheres properly to the surface being treated, it is essential to regulate the electrical voltage applied during the coating process and to use proper spraying times. These parameters, if not properly managed, can affect the thickness of the coating film and consequently the longevity of the product. Once the voltage and spraying times have been adjusted, however, it is important to ensure that these parameters are constantly monitored to ensure perfect coating performance and optimum adhesion to the substrate.

RIPOL: The importance of a quality powder coating

In the complex coating process, powder coating plays a key role because it can make the difference between a quality result and a mediocre one. Indeed, coating products not only provide the desired colour and finish but also protect the surface from chemical and weathering agents. A high-quality coating can withstand the challenges of time, maintaining its appearance and functionality for years. RIPOL, which has always been in the market with high-quality products, carefully formulates its powder coatings to ensure optimal adhesion to the substrate. This means that when you choose a RIPOL coating, you can be sure, by strictly following the directions for good powder coating, that the coating adheres perfectly to the surface, ensuring a uniform, durable and long-lasting finish.

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