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

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

422.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE