Optimized Surface Preparation for Coated Aluminum Substrates in Marine Environments

From JPCL, November 2021

By Damien Ranero, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Philadelphia Division; and Anthony Monda and Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation

This article outlines a testing program that investigates the factors that can contribute to premature coating delamination on aluminum surfaces on U.S. Navy ships. The results support development of optimized procedures and specifications for preparing aluminum substrates for coating application....

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