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Weatherproof coating of odd-shaped parts


Posted by Deron Weet on February 13, 2004 at 14:12:47:

I work for a manufacturing company where we have our own in-house electrodeposition coating department, i.e. we coat all our hardware with anti-corrosion liquid. We have some parts that are of extremely odd shapes. Determining the surface area of these parts, and consequently, determining the total square footage of these parts and the amount of coating needed has proven to be very difficult. One method I have suggested is to have a container filled with a measured amount of water. The next step is to place the object in the water. The resulting displacement of the water before immersion vs. after immersion would give me the total volume/area of the part. Is this correct? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Cheers -


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