AFT Fluorotec has provided fluoropolymer coatings for many years and as such have become industry leaders in providing solutions to clients where other competitors have failed.
Over that time, it is clear that no matter how good the paint or coating is, it will not perform to its full capabilities on a poorly prepared surface. The removal of an existing coating is one of the most important aspects of preparing the material in advance of a new coating solution, being applied.
Our coating removal processes, including paint stripping, grit blasting and bead blasting, all ensure the integrity of the surface material is left undamaged, whilst removing rust, paint or any other unwanted coating.
FAILURE TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL
It is estimated that around 75-80% of coating failures are caused by either poor surface preparation or poor application. Thankfully, we're experts in both. We are highly skilled in surface preparation and we are able to determine the surface preparation methods suitable for the structure in question along with the level of pre-preparation requirements.
When we receive equipment that needs to be recoated, we carry out a thorough visual inspection prior to surface preparation. This procedure ensures we detect any potential weak spots or irregularities to provide a better surface for obtaining a consistent coating application.
Dependent on the coating that is needing to be applied, the surface preparation of material can differ significantly and there are a number of methods that can be applied.
Hand & power tool cleaning, whilst being the least effective at removing coatings, is a method that can be used should abrasive blasting or chemical stripping not be suitable. We are also able to carry out abrasive blasting and burn off through our temperature-controlled pyrolysis oven, depending on the requirements of the material and product.
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