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January 27 - January 31, 2014

What, in your experience, is the most common cause of coating failure?

Answers Votes
Coating material defects 1%
Inappropriate specifications 7%
Improper/insufficient surface prep 77%
Improper application 10%
Insufficient (or lack of) third-party inspection 4%

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Comment from Jim Johnson, (1/29/2014, 11:19 AM)

Improper/insufficient surface prep is so vague and all encompassing that it really needs to be broken down if the information/response is to be of use to the reader.

Comment from Joanne Holt, (1/30/2014, 4:10 AM)

says it a;; for me, in all the times I have seen coatings failure, everyone has been due to poor surface prep, be it not cleaning or lack or sufficient abrasion, or whatever the applicator has been asked to do, but thinks they can not bother because you can't see after application

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