Accession Number : AD0282356

Title :   AN ELECTROLYTIC PAINT SYSTEM

Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Wilburn, David K.

PDF Url : AD0282356

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : A practical electrolytic paint system is described and evaluated in terms of reducing atmospheric corrosion of military vehicles in storage. The system was applied on the body of a M-38-A1 test vehicle and subjected to a 3-yr outside exposure in the Detroit, Mich. area. Comparison is made between the electrolytic method of corrosion control and conventional ordnance exterior finishes for military motor vehicles. Protection is achieved by impressing a small dc voltage through the electrolytic paint. The vehicle body is then made cathodic with respect to an anodic conductive coating. The theory of the electrolytic paint system is discussed, and the potentials required for the protection of the test vehicle are outlined. A series of photographs illustrate the extent of corrosion occurring in the electrolytic system as well as in the conventional finish.

Descriptors :   *VEHICLES, *CATHODIC PROTECTION, *PAINT APPLICATORS, CORROSION, ELECTROLYTIC POLISHING, DIRECT CURRENT, REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE