April 14 - April 18, 2014
What are the significant performance differences between an inorganic zinc primer (ethyl silicate) and an organic zinc primer (epoxy), given the same application and exposure conditions?
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Derek Righinni of Certified Coating Inspection Ltd on
April 24, 2014:
Brian, both ethyl silicate and epoxy zinc-rich coa ...read more
Brian Chapman of Cadillac Fabrication on
April 23, 2014:
I believe, in the simplest terms, that one offers ...read more
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April 19, 2014:
I agree with Dan Durus, who mentioned valuable poi ...read more
Jim Boyce of Insl-x Products Corp on
April 18, 2014:
The direct zinc-to-substrate contact is greater wi ...read more
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April 15, 2014:
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