There are a few issues that are quite more frustrating than stopping the production process due to the problems with the application of paint and coating being an auto manufacturer. Looking at the defects coming up on your vehicle is specifically discouraging since they can be prevented with the right solution, especially with the professional expertise of spray painting solutions at Ashfield.
The following is the list of a few common paint and coating issues that can severely impact the quality of the vehicle:
The textured imperfection in the paint job is the orange peel. The finish will have a bit wavy appearance reflecting light at specific angles. Importantly, the finish will appear in the texture of orange instead of the smooth, shiny finish mainly preferred by the vehicle owners.
There are a few specific things leading to the issues with orange peel including the incorrect spray pressure, improper gun setup, incorrect application temperature, inadequate viscosity control and the improper combination of the solvents.
The professionals make sure to add temperature and viscosity control solutions to your paint and coating processes as these finishes are applied at the right temperature and at the perfect consistencies that are required for delivering the optimal finish and gloss to meet the desires of the consumers. Additionally, these solutions help in the reduction of the amount of solvent and other additives that are required for maintaining the coating and paint standards.
The hazy quality of the vehicle is the other defect occurring commonly and this affects the lustre showing the obvious variations in colour. Clouding is often the outcome of incorrect spray booth temperature and incorrect spraying viscosity. The mottling and clouding issues can be mitigated when combined with a proper gun setup and a proper spray pressure with adequate temperature.
There are various causes leading to variations in colour from vehicle to vehicle and even from one section of the vehicle to the other. There are modern vehicles that use various substrates that paint adheres to differently. Several of these parts can be painted in booths with varied temperature and environmental conditions.
Colour uniformity across every surface is an important step to make sure of for defining the ideal formulation that is to be used across several application processes. Temperature and viscosity can help the manufacturers in maintaining these standards and delivering consistent colour throughout the rear end once this is established.
The solvent pop can be identified by the automakers by the blisters that are appearing on the surface of the paint. The solvent then gets trapped in the film and escapes during baking leaving the pop marks. It mainly occurs due to the incorrect spraying pressure or viscosity. The solvent pop issues can also be contributed to inadequate drying and curing times.
The spray painting professionals at Ashfield apply an optimal film thickness to make sure of fulfilling the spray and viscosity requirements for the prevention of solvent pop issues. The viscosity and temperature control solutions can additionally diminish the frequency of the issue with the reduced amount of solvent that is required in the automotive paint as well as the coating jobs.