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Electrostatic Paint

Last updated: December 1, 2017

What Does Electrostatic Paint Mean?

An electrostatic paint is a type of spray coating that is used to efficiently coat a metal substrate by inducing an electrical charge to the paint particles that make up the spray, causing the paint to adhere to the metal's oppositely charged surface.

A spray gun uses compressed air to atomize the electrostatic paint into a fine spray of tiny droplets and force the paint through the spray gun's head (tip). The droplets are given a positive charge. The positively charged droplets are attracted to the metal substrate, which is negatively charged during the operation.

As with other paints, electrostatic paints are used for corrosion prevention.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Electrostatic Paint

The electrostatic technique of applying paint to a metal surface involves the law of attraction between positively and negatively charged particles. The electrostatic paint is applied to a metal substrate in the form of powdered particles, then further protected and solidified with the application of high intensity electrostatic charges.

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