Feed Bowl RepairBack to
||General Motors of Canada|
||Transportation Automobile Manufacturing|
Flexane® High Performance Putty
The metal feed bowls at this General Motors manufacturing plant experienced 2 problems. Abrasive wear and unsafe noise levels from processing metal components.
The complete bowl was first sandblasted to a SSPC-SP5 white metal finish. Repair areas were then chemically cleaned using Cleaner Blend 300. Both FL10 and FL20 Primers were applied and each allowed to cure or dry for 15 minutes. Applying both primers will improve adhesion from 25 pli to 50 pli. As the bowl was slowly rotating, Flexane 80 Putty was applied to a thickness of 1/4". Slowly rotating the bowl assisted in evenly smoothing and contouring Flexane 80 Putty. Following a partial cure, (2 hours), Flexane High Performance Brushable was applied to a thickness of 35 mils. Flexane High Performance Brushable is self leveling and provided the smoothest uniform surface achievable. Heat was applied to speed curing.