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Old 01-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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When painting parts how thick is .006 mills ? The reason im asking this is because i have a test on monday at a company that paints tank parts and one of the question on the test.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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When it measures .006 mils.
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I would say about .006 mils or about 0.000006 inches. in mm it's about 0.0001524

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a little more than .005
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About .152 microns.

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2 coats?
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2 coats?
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.006 mil = 4.938953e-024 parsec

or 1.610904e-023 lightyear if that suits you better.



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A "typical " coat of paint might go on at 3 mils wet film, and dry to 1.5 mils dry.

.006 mils is very thin. Probably a misprint or typo.
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When painting parts how thick is .006 mills ?
If .062 mils [62 thousands of an inch] is the equivalent of a 1/16 of an inch thickness, you can imagine how thin .006 mils is. But it's still thicker then painters plastic at .003 mils.
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When painting parts how thick is .006 mils ?
You have it backwards. 6mils is equal to .006 inches of paint film. Depending on the amount of solids in a paint formula, it will dry to a less mill. As Damon stated, a paint at 6mils with 50% solids will dry to 3mil

Standard latex paint films are extremely thin and when over applied are prone to things like mud-cracking and peeling. Standard application (brush, roll, spray) creates the proper paint thickness. Most paints will run when over applied.
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You have it backwards. 6mils is equal to .006 inches of paint film. Depending on the amount of solids in a paint formula, it will dry to a less mill. As Damon stated, a paint at 6mils with 50% solids will dry to 3mil

Standard latex paint films are extremely thin and when over applied are prone to things like mud-cracking and peeling. Standard application (brush, roll, spray) creates the proper paint thickness. Most paints will run when over applied.
The reason i'm asking how thick is .006 mils is because i have a test on monday at a company that paints tank parts and that was a question on the test just want to get it right this time.
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So do they also ask things like:

"If you're using a three inch brush, how wide a brush are you using?".

A) Not wide enough
B) Three inches
C) Too wide
D) One inch
E) All of the above

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The reason i'm asking how thick is .006 mils is because i have a test on monday at a company that paints tank parts and that was a question on the test just want to get it right this time.
.006 mils is .006 mils
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Six one thousandths of one millimeter
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Six one thousandths of one millimeter
I hope you are kidding! A mil is not a millimeter, its a thousandth of an inch. I believe 20mils is a millimeter.
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I hope you are kidding! A mil is not a millimeter, its a thousandth of an inch. I believe 20mils is a millimeter.
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WFT or DFT? Additives will also affect the % of solids.
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