Answers to FAQ – The Minimox® Process
After coating and air drying, the treated surface is fairly robust and can withstand handling and moderate forming. See our Technical Bulletin for details.
- The alloy surface should be clean of oils and particles. A machined surface is optimal.
- Apply by dip or spray. Dipping is strongly recommended. If there is sufficient oxygen and elevated temperature during service, no other processing is required.
- Protection occurs after heating in air; it is not a clear coat.
- For systems that require preoxidation, the temperature is set by the alloy and end use. For aluminum alloys, it may be 250°C, while for nickel alloys, the oxidation temperature may be 1000°C. The active ingredients in Minimox are stable well over 2000°C.
- Some applications may require periodic respraying.
- It is effective on stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys, and superalloys.
- It is not effective on low carbon steels.
- Higher chromium tool steels can be processed.
- Complicated geometries can be treated, including inside tubing, mesh, and honeycomb.