Chemical prep for new ferrous parts

Prep Topics, Pre-Treatment Chemicals
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mkarikom
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Chemical prep for new ferrous parts

Post by mkarikom » Sat May 30, 2020 5:30 pm

I'm a hobbyist with the following small (less than 0.25 sq ft surface), finely-detailed (1/16" features), new parts that need to be painted:
A) stainless steel
B) nickel (plated on solid brass)

Media blasting is not an option for me, so I'm looking at chemical options for surface prep.

Currently, my planned method is the following:
1) use a detergent to remove grease
2) apply of the following Powder365 "ONE STEP DETERGENT IRON PHOSPHATE"
3) apply powder
4) cure

Are there any suggested changes to this sequence or suggested literature I should consult?
Thanks

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Re: Chemical prep for new ferrous parts

Post by duke46 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:13 pm

It would really help if you could etch the metal with like 220 grit sand paper or use a Scotch Bright pad so the powder will have something to bite onto.
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Re: Chemical prep for new ferrous parts

Post by mkarikom » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:29 pm

Will do thanks!

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