After an introduction in which he explains some fundamentals of paint adhesion to metal surfaces, the Author (of Wilson Walton International S.A.E.) discusses the cleaning and preparation of the surfaces for painting and reviews the various methods available for the purpose. The article, which is predominantly concerned with steel surfaces but is not specifically concerned with shipbuilding practice, is arranged under the headings: Introduction; Composition of the Oxides; Condition of Surfaces to be Treated (New structures--Maintenance work); Chemical Methods (Cleaning with solvents--Cleaning with alkalis--Cleaning with steam--Cleaning with orthophosphoric acid--Pickling--Pickling with sulphuric acid--Pickling with hydrochloric acid--Pickling-solution inhibitors--Inorganic inhibitors--Organic inhibitors); Mechanical Methods (Manual preparation--Preparation with mechanised tools); Cleaning by Weathering; Flame-Cleaning; Blast-Cleaning. Under this last heading, which covers almost half the article, blast-cleaning to four NACE and SSPC standards, ranging from a "white-metal" finish (NACE No. 1) to "brush-off" cleaning (NACE No. 4), is discussed, together with a general consideration of blast-cleaning practice and of the equipment and abrasives used. Order from BSRA as No. 49,328.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is available in English as BSRA Translation No. 4062.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Editorial Garsi

    Londres 41
    Madrid 28,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Guillen, M A
  • Publication Date: 1977-3


  • Spanish

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  • Accession Number: 00188149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM