Orange Peel is a common problem that occurs in the accurate application of coatings.
What visual appearance does orange peel take?
Orange peel appears as a textured coating surface resembling skin of an orange.
What probable causes are there for orange peel?
- High viscosity of the coating material
- High temperatures causing rapid solvent loss
What suggested solutions can solve the problem?
- Decrease the viscosity and lower air pressure
- Reduce the temperature of the part
Support programs, free testing facilities and application advice are often made available from coating manufacturers, helping prevent problems early in the process, saving time and money.
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