Surface Preparation

What are Surface Preparation Products and what do they do?

A bare surface that is not properly prepared prior to applying paint or stain can lead to reduced coating integrity and service life. According to paint experts almost 80% of all coatings failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation, which affects coating adhesion. Surface preparation and surface repair are the most important requirements for maximum durability from any paint system. A properly prepared surface will save you headaches during and after any paint application process.

To ensure adhesion of the coating to the substrate and prolong the service life of the coating system, a proper surface preparation process must be put in place. Deciding which surface preparation process to implement depends on the surface to be coated, the substrate, the environment, and the expected life of the coating system. All surfaces, whether painted or unpainted, must be clean, free from shine, unblemished and dry prior to finishing. Ace-Tex’s SRW® has proven to be one of the most significant surface preparation products in the automotive industry – it reduces the amount of static resulting in a drastic reduction in orange peel and marring that is unmatched in the industry.

Ace-Tex’s surface preparation products range from SRW® to non-woven wiping cloths and everything in between. All of these products have been designed to showcase our commitment to innovation and quality.

Our surface preparation products are designed to meet all safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Call us today to try any of our products. We will be happy to assist you in determining which product is right for your particular process.
 
 

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