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.

  • Industrial Paint Stripping

    Expert paint removal treatment to extend product lifespan.

  • Pyrolysis Oven Burn Off

    Our pyrolysis burn off oven is an extremely effective solution for the removal of plastic or paint coatings and contaminants.

  • Metal Cleaning

    Our metal cleaning service is ideal for removing paint, rust and other coatings from a wide range of metals including steel, aluminium, copper and iron & cast.

  • Shot Blasting

    Shot blasting is the most commonly used term in the abrasive blasting industry, it essentially involves compressed air firing some type of abrasive media at the substrate to be blasted.

  • Grit Blasting

    By creating a smooth surface, grit blasting removes the pits and cracks that frequently harbour moisture and contaminants – and which can cause problems with paint adhesion down the line.

  • Bead Blasting

    Bead blasting is often used in creating a uniform surface finish on machined parts.

Anti corrosion
Our surface preparation technique ensures total success for our anti corrosion coatings.
Longer lifespan
Our preparation methods ensures our coatings are applied properly and will not suffer from premature failure.
Reliable partners
We pride ourselves on offering a high level of customer service, from quick response to enquiries and short production lead times, to overnight turnaround in urgent cases.

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.

SURFACE PREPARATION

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