The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

From JPCL, July 2016

By Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the extent of cleanliness and the amount of chloride contamination on coating performance in an effort to determine the correlation between these factors and to ideally identify whether or not there is a primary surface preparation factor that leads to coating failure....


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Tagged categories: Chlorides; Coating Materials; Coating performance; Coating/Film Thickness; Patrick Cassidy; Surface preparation; Surface profile; U.S. Naval Research Lab

Comment from trevor neale, (8/22/2016, 9:23 AM)

Was profile density measured or recorded?


Comment from Patrick Cassidy, (8/29/2016, 9:37 AM)

Profile density (peak count) was not recorded as part of this program. However, following the results of this program, we have been using a stylus profilometer to record profile density for all follow-on testing.


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