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Considering Steel Pretreatment

There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to painting manufactured steel goods. To get the most durable finish possible, a pretreatment process for metals such as steel is essential. Pretreatment is simply the process by which you clean and prepare a metal, such as steel, aluminum or brass, and it’s used in a multitude of industries, including automotive, appliance, construction, electri...
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Raise Your Hand if You Hate Fisheyes

If a metal substrate isn’t completely clean when you apply paint, fisheyes can rear their ugly and costly heads. Unfortunately, most people who have ever been involved in metal coating know how disastrous fisheyes can be. These imperfections appear as craters on the paint surface. If no one catches fisheyes in time, you can easily run an entire shift with serious consequences. If you’re in t...
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Surface Pretreatment: Starting clean keeps your reputation spotless

This is the first in a series of articles about budgeting for and purchasing pretreatment wash systems. Connect with HIT Solutions on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter so you don't miss a post. No one ever wants to hear, “You have to go back and start over.” Unfortunately, frustrated owners, production line managers and quality directors often describe to us finishing problems that link back to their...
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