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COATINGSPRO SURFACE PREP 2017 3 Letters to the editor are always welcome. We reser ve the r ight to edit for space considerations. E-mail responses may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail to: Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine, 4501 Mission Bay Dr ive, Ste. 2G, San Diego, C A 92109 Beneath the Surface Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor email@example.com Group Publisher Bill Wageneck, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 281-228-6441 Associate Publisher Eliina Lizarraga Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors Tim Cook, Jennifer Frakes, Jason Spangler Copy Editors Julie Berr y, Robin Cheslock Editorial Advisory Group Stella Amador (Florida Quality Roofing, Inc.), Nick Bozzuto (Bullard), Craig Campbell (Paint Inspection Services, Inc.), Jason R. Mota (Crossfield Products Corp.), Kurtis Ohse (Clemco Industries Corp.) 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Contributor's act of sending a contribution shall constitute an express warranty that the material is original and does not infringe on the rights of others, and that the publisher is granted every right to reproduce said material. I N T E R N A T I O N A L ON THE COVER Images represented on the cover and throughout the magazine are from a variety of sources supplied to CoatingsPro for editorial purposes. Prep Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word P rep should not have to be a four-letter word. (e figura- tive kind. Obviously, it's liter- ally a four-letter word.) Part of surface prep deals with dirt, but prep work doesn't have to be an expletive. Whether you're applying acrylics, epoxies, polyurethanes, or polyureas, working with high-performance coatings requires surface prep. ere's scarifying a concrete floor, waterjetting a steel ship hull, and pressure washing a roof. Before you coat, you must prep. And if you think beyond the specifics of the actual prep to the safety gear, environment, and associations, the amount of infor- mation that you need to know could get overwhelming. But that's where we come in! Don't give up; get CoatingsPro! View From the Top With our fourth edition of this supple- ment, CoatingsPro has brought together a wide range of information regarding all things surface prep. Just like our other supplements — pertaining to safety, equipment, roof coatings, and concrete — this special supplement includes an editorial roundup as well as articles from subject matter experts in the field. ese experts know the details of their craft, and they're sharing some of that information with you here. Be sure to check out Jason Spangler's (Wagner Meters) discussion on moisture testing in concrete, for example. at article can be found on page 32. e other article in this issue is written by Tim Cook of Wetblast. at article discusses tips and tricks about choosing surface prep equipment, such as for wet blasting. Turn to page 22 for that one. And the roundup that our superstar writer Jennifer Frakes created can be found on page 8. It includes overviews of moisture and profile testing tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and abrasive mediums to name a few. Be sure to check it out! Starting It Right With our inaugural Contractor Awards Program, our 15-year anniversary, and all of the regular topics and discussions in between, 2017 has already been a big and great year for us at CoatingsPro. Just as surface prep is the start to a successful coatings project, we hope that this year is the start to a positive year for you all, too. CP