Surface treatments are chemical and physical finishing processes that modify the surface of a machined product to achieve certain properties, for example: improving appearance and aesthetics; promote adhesion with paint; increase resistance to corrosion; modify the roughness, resistance and electrical conductivity; remove defects, burrs and encrustations; preserve and protect the artefacts over time or during subsequent processing.
Surface Treatment is a site for collecting information and experiences relating to the world of metal surface treatment, but not only. The intent is to combine different applications, from industrial to domestic and hobby ones, to discuss in a semi-professional manner the techniques for treating and cleaning metals and other materials, with side arguments and insights, taking a look at small historical notes but with a perspective aimed at the future of this sector.
The world of pre-treatment and painting is so vast that we will try to address most of the topics as the site develops, thanks also to your contribution; any constructive intervention from readers will be welcomed and implemented in the site, helping us to create new posts and increase collective knowledge.
Due to industrial secrecy, commercial names and complete formulations will never be mentioned, unless they are freely available online. For any specific advice or argument, it will be possible to privately. contact the author of the site.