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Painting Galvanized Steel

Painting Galvanized Steel

Painting Galvanized Steel

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We are looking to reduce cost on some parts and it has been suggested that we change from aluminum to galvanized steel on the chassis and covers of these parts.  I seem to remember that galvanized steel does not paint well.  Is this true? Is there a process to paint galvanized steel?

Thanks

Steve Smith
Product Engineer
Staco Energy Products Co.
www.stacoenergy.com

RE: Painting Galvanized Steel

If you are trying to use steel for automotive underbody applications, you should use cathodic electrocoating - this is the standard process for the auto industry.

If you need an exposed part with matched paint, then you will need a multi-step system similar to what OEM's use to coat galvanized steel.

For either of these choices, try PPG Industries for more information:

http://www.ppg.com

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