Stripping e-coat and powder from racks in-plant
This article is an overview of the three most common stripping methods used by finishers to clean hooks, racks, and part rejects. The article points out the major benefits and concerns of each method with users of electrodeposition coating (e-coating) and powder coating in mind.
Many methods are available for removing powder coating and electrodeposition coating (e-coating) from production hooks, racks, and fixtures. The most beneficial means available can be the same for both coating processes. Before you can fully measure the benefits of chemical stripping (Figure 1), you must first understand the common practices used to clean racks.