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