Cold-Rolled Steel preparation

Cold-Rolled Steel preparation:  For best results follow the recommendations above.  If you choose to simply clean the surface using an automated wash system, then be sure to use an alkaline wash followed by two rinse cycles.  Do not use any type of phosphate treatment.  The final rinse cycle should be an RO or DI rinse. Be sure the metal is thoroughly dry before applying paint.  To reduce the risk of flash rust, hand wipe or force dry the metal using infrared heaters, or other warm air method.  Metal should be coated within 12 hours of washing to help avoid flash rust.

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