Accession Number : ADA249238


Title :   Paint Removal from Composites and Protective Coating Development


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 87-Jan 91,


Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Kopf, Peter W ; Cheney, Jay ; Martin, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a249238.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 422


Abstract : A three-phase program was undertaken to evaluate paint removal techniques and protective coatings for Air Force aircraft, with a focus on graphite-epoxy composite substrates. The first phase identified and evaluated 10 alternative depainting methods to offset chemical and plastic media blasting techniques. The second phase identified and evaluated protective coatings to guard against the effects of plastic media blasting on composites. The final phase conducted performance testing of protective coatings under multiple paint and strip cycles. Paint removal, Depainting, Paint stripping, Composites graphite-epoxy, Coatings.


Descriptors :   *REMOVAL , *PROTECTIVE COATINGS , *PAINTS , *GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES , AIR FORCE , AIRCRAFT , AIR , CHEMICALS , GRAPHITE , SUBSTRATES , CYCLES , PHASE , COATINGS , MEDIA , EPOXY COMPOSITES , PLASTICS , EPOXY COATINGS


Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE