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Problem Solving Forum (23)


What is the best way to protect porous masonry from graffiti?


What is the best way to repair localized coating breakdown on steel?


The facade of my late-19th-century, cast-iron office building has been coated several times, most recently in the 1960s. The paint is faded and delaminating, and I want to remove and replace it. How do I assess the condition of the cast iron and coating, repair weakened areas of the cast iron and prepare and recoat the surface?


What causes amine blush in epoxy topcoats?


I am the facility manager for a new amusement park that will operate year-round in a hot, humid environment. Some critical structural steel in the heart of the park needs to be protected from corrosion and at the same time to retain very good appearance properties for as long as possible, since maintenance painting is disruptive. What coating system should I select to achieve the longest useful life, given that cost is a secondary consideration, and how long will this system look good while providing corrosion protection?


When performing maintenance surveys on structures that require coatings under insulation, how do you inspect the condition of the coatings?


What is the best way to prepare a horizontal concrete surface for successful application of an acid stain?


How do you properly coat welded joints?


What kind of treatment is the best defense against graffiti for rough-surfaced concrete block (CMU)?


What action should be taken if the IOZ fails the MEK test?


What should be considered in replacing a wooden deck with one made of concrete, in terms of the options for appearance, color and cost?


How should a contractor respond when he/she reads a specification requirement that "the nominal dry film thickness of the coating shall be 3 mils"?


When a food plant runs 24/7, even during coating maintenance, tiny airborne food particles can contaminate a prepared surface. How do you identify, prevent and/or remove such contamination before coating?


As an engineer in a moderate-sized operation, how can I justify the cost of third-party inspection to upper management?


Is there a definitive relationship between mechanical properties of coatings (such as elongation and tensile strength) and crack-bridging capability?


What are the advantages and disadvantages of using mechanical equipment inspectors or welding inspectors, instead of certified coating inspectors, to perform coating inspection duties?


What is the best method of testing for moisture content in concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls before application of coatings?


What is the best way to remove thick-film elastomers from floors and ship decks?


What is the best method for removing a day-glo orange spray graffiti from a brick wall?


What environmental and safety precautions need to be taken when removing lead-based paint from the brick on a commercial building adjacent to the sidewalk in a dense urban business district when the removal method is chemical stripping followed by water blasting?


Your field surface preparation requires SSPC SP-10 and your field bolting uses hot-dip galvanized bolts. What surface preparation do you require/allow on and around the bolts?


What is the best way to remove thick-film elastomers from floors and ship decks?


What is the best way to remove thick-film elastomers from floors and ship decks?


 
 
   

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