What Surface Preparation is Required for Metallizing?


March 14, 2016

Category: Painting and Metallizing  -  Published by: Maxime Ampleman

To ensure a successful long term performance under severe conditions, preparation of SSPC-SP 5, or White Metal Finish with an appropriate angular profile is recommended.

However NACE 12/AWS 2.23M/ SSPC – CS 23.00 specifies a minimum surface preparation of SSPC-SP-10, or near-white-metal finish obtained by blasting.

A minimum of 2.5 mils of a sharp, angular profile depth is required. A high spray velocity is essential to penetrating the anchor profile valleys and developing superior splat adhesion. Particles are locked into the ridges of the profile peaks upon cooling.


Tomorrow: How experienced is Canam-Bridges with the metallizing technology?

For more information, view our video on metallizing and visit the Painting and Metallizing section of our website.

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