Thank you very much for sharing your experience! Futsy process…that’s the impression I got. As I noted in my response above, I am trying to figure out if E-coating can resolve 2 issues I am having with my current dipping method.
Allow me to repeat here… do you think E-coating can resolve these issues?
(1) my current method requires the cleaning and dipping of components one by one, and it takes too much time (usually 1 min for cleaning per piece, 2-3 mins for dipping + removing excess solution, 1 hour of drying time, 2-3 mins for dipping/removing excess solution, 2 hours of drying time, 1 hour of curing time in the oven. I dry and cure multiple pieces together, but cleaning and dipping need to be done one at a time). I want to be able to clean/coat multiple pieces at a time faster and more easily (well, e-coating doesn’t sound like an ‘easy’ process).
(2) Links of fine chains (under 2mm) stick together after dipping, and the chain becomes stiff. I break the bond by moving chain links; this breaks the coating and creates small white chunks here and there.
Ideally, I want to be able to e-coat finished work that consists of several charms on jump rings on a fine chain without components sticking together. Is this possible?
Thank you very much.