PAINT STRIPPER FAQ
PAINT STRIPPING OPERATION
1. What are the advantages of in plant paint stripping operation?
- Capabilities to maintain quality and reducing damage that can occur in handling during transportation to and from the paint stripping supplier.
- Reduced turn-around time, in many cases reduced from 3 to 5 days, to 1 to 2 hours stripping in-house.
- Cost Savings.
2. What are the advantages of General Chemical’s paint strippers compared to others?
The advantages of General Chemical’s paint strip products are many and significant:
- We will develop a product to meet your specific paint stripping requirements: This will allow you to maximize efficiency and cost.
- General Chemical’s environmental friendly paint strippers are developed with work place safety in mind.
- General Chemical’s paint stripper technologies will help you best looking Stripped parts.
3. Will General Chemical’s paint Removers affect our manufacturing process such as pretreatment coating, chromate conversion coating or zinc phosphate coating weight or morphology?
You must do patch testing to verify that. However, we will work with you to engineer the paint stripping product to meet your process requirement.
General Chemical’s Non-Ferrous Safe paint strip products have demonstrated no adverse affect on zinc phosphate coating weight or morphology. In addition, we have seen no affect on chromate conversion coatings, this is important in keeping the chromate from leaching into your strip solution.
PAINT STRIPPING PROCESS:
4. Will General Chemical’s Paint Strippers strip liquid applied, (cured) paint as well as stripping powder coat paints?
Yes, General Chemical’s proprietary technologies will strip both liquid applied, (cured) paint as well as stripping powder coating and electro-coat paints. General Chemical’s also offers New Proprietary Low-VOC, Low-Temperature, Environmentally Friendly, Aqueous-based processes to strip paint from Aluminum, Brass, Zinc, Steel and Plastic substrates
5. What is the paint stripping time for paint removal of most production painted parts?
The paint stripping time is dependent upon type of paint , build up of paint, substrate ,temperature, impingement and other factors.
6. How long will General Chemical’s Engineered proprietary paint stripping solution last?
Our paint strippers are engineered to extend bath life and thus reduce chemical cost. We do this by understanding your process and work closely with you to provide the solution that meets your unique paint stripping needs. You can maintain paint stripping tank by regular additions to make-up for carry-out and maintaining a monthly-decanting of the precipitated paint sludge. We can provide you test method to help you guide with maintain paint stripping solution at needed concentration.
7. Does General Chemical’s paint strippers work on paint stripping conveyors, racks and fixtures?
When thinking about paint stripping hooks, racks and fixtures with Strippable Coating process, the answer revolves around paint film build. Yes, if you can turn around the racks and fixtures, in order to maintain the paint build-up under 10 mils the process typically will take an hour or so. Hooks, racks and fixtures that have paint build-up in excess of 10-20 mils May require several hours to process. These coatings tend to stratify resulting in multiple layers that are stripped a couple layers at a time. Stripping E-coat hooks, racks and fixtures is a good application for STRIPPABLE COATING paint strip products, due to the fact that E-coat does not deposit a high film build on the hooks & racks.
8. Can General Chemical’s paint strippers be used to strip powder coating from aluminum, galvanized and zinc die-cast substrates?
Yes. We excel at developing a specific paint stripping solution to meet your demanding requirements.
Our paint stripper can be used to strip powder coat from aluminum, galvanized, zinc die-cast, magnesium, brass & non-ferrous substrates in addition to removing paint coatings from TPO & other plastic substrates.
PAINT STRIPPING EQUIPMENT
9. What type of equipment is recommended for General Chemical’s proprietary paint strippers?
Equipment requirements to consider to properly utilize General Chemical’s proprietary paint strip products are as follows:
- A heated, insulated strip tank with a lid.
- Adequate exhaust, General Chemical’s paint strip products vapor when heated is , in most cases, can be exhausted outside the facility after you verify with local , state and federal regulations.
- An agitation mixer capable of circulating the General Chemical’s paint stripping solution through the parts. Mechanical agitation is better than air mixtures.
10. Where can I purchase a hot strip process tank capable of utilizing General Chemical’s paint strip products?
General Chemical’s Chemical Solutions will provide free of charge, a custom process paint strip tank design, in addition to a free fabrication cost quote. For temperature and Chemical Resistant Plastic Tanks & Tank Liners contact; APR Plastic Fabricating at 260-482-8523. For Process System recommendations
11. Can we have small painted parts ( laboratory scale size such as 4”*8”), test panels or manufactured parts stripped at your location for our company’s evaluation and paint stripper recommendation?
Yes, General Chemical’s Solutions offers a Free Paint Strip Evaluation on small parts, test panels and full size wheels-(with pre-approval from General Chemical ), by filling out the Free Paint Strip Evaluation Form on this site or call for further product information 248-587-5600
12. What do we do with our rinse water tank & Paint stripping tank solution?
Follow your local , state and federal regulations. Environmental regulation are particular to each locations.
It is important to take into account the stripped paint and residues in the paint stripping and rinse tank.