The Paint Line System
The six stage washer is 90 feet long and has 6 stages.
- The first stage removes the laser scale and opens the pores of the steel
- The second stage rinses the parts
- The third stage is a phosphate wash
- The fourth stage is a rinse
- The fifth stage applies a sealer
- the sixth stage is a final soft water rinse
Once the parts are throughly washed they are dried off in an oven that is 70 feet long. The 350 degree oven thoroughly dries the part in preparation for paint.
Parts that require primer are then routed through an automatic booth. We apply a 1 to 2 mil coating of zinc rich primer using a set of 18 automatic applicators. A light curtain at the entrance of the booth senses the part and its size so only the applicators needed to cat the part are actuated.
Parts then enter another booth for top coat application. This top coat is manually applied to the thickness specified by the customer. Global Body is able to apply most any color the customer chooses and these color changes are done quickly through a state of the art color select system.
Parts are exiting the cure oven. The 220 feet of conveyor line allow the parts to be in the oven for 40 minutes. This time and tempurature controlled oven allows us to paint parts from a very thin sheet metal upto 1-1/2 inches thick.