Surface Preparation for Coatings

Provided by: ToolingU

This class covers various options for preparing surfaces before the application of a coating. The class also addresses the nature of common surfaces.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe a surface
  • Identify the benefits of surface preparation
  • Describe the nature of a metal surface
  • Describe the nature of a plastic surface
  • Describe alkaline cleaning
  • Describe different solvent and acid cleaning strategies
  • Describe mechanical preparation involving abrasives
  • Describe various mass finishing methods
  • Describe manual preparation method
  • Distinguish between different metallurgical surface preparation methods
  • Describe conversion coating
  • Describe plasma treatment
  • Describe corona discharge treatment
  • Describe flame etching
  • Describe surface rinsing
  • Describe methods of testing the effectiveness of surface preparation
  • Describe surface preparation variables
  • Describe storing parts with prepared surfaces.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel & supervisors handling the finishing & coating operations of a product.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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