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SURFACE 2015

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COATINGSPRO SURFACEPREP 2015 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 editor@coatingspromag.com. Or mail to: Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine, 4501 Mission Bay Dr ive, Ste. 2G, San Diego, C A 92109 Beneath The Surface CoatingsPro is published six times per year with one special issue annually for a total of seven for free to qualified subscribers by NACE International, 4501 Mission Bay Dr, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92109. Postmaster please send address changes to PO Box 334, Stafford TX 77497. © All contents copyright 2014 by NACE International. This publication allows its authors the fullest latitude in expressing opinions on controversial subjects so that its readers will be better informed. The views and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of this publication. There is no warranty as to the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein. Reproduction in whole or in part of any part of this publication without the prior written consent of the publisher is prohibited. Editorial contributions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to use materials at his discretion, and reserves the right to edit material to meet the publication's requirements. 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. Group Publisher Bill Wageneck, bill.wageneck@nace.org, +1 281-228-6441 Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Managing Editor Eliina Lizarraga Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors Jennifer Frakes, Scott Gayle Copy Editors Julie Berr y, Robin Cheslock Editorial Advisory Group Kellie Allen (Jack Allen, Inc.), Jay Allred (Chemline Inc.), John Goodman (Spray Equipment & Service Center), Pete Mitchell (GMA Garnet Group), Jose Villalobos (V&A Consulting Engineers) Art Director Rey Galza Production Coordinator Husna Miskinyar ADVERTISING SALES Sales Manager Diane Gross diane.gross@nace.org, +1 281-228-6446, Key Account Executive Brian Daley brian.daley@nace.org, +1 281-228-6455 Key Account Executive Pam Golias pam.golias@nace.org, +1 281-228-6456 Account Executive Jody Lovsness jody.lovsness@nace.org, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Leslie Whiteman leslie.whiteman@nace.org, +1 281-228-6248 Account Executive Erica Cortina erica.cortina@nace.org, +1 281-228-647 3 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Ma gazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, C A 92109 editor@coatingsproma g.com (858) 768-0828 Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor stephanie.chizik@nace.org W elcome to the second annual Surface Prep Supplement! Te CoatingsPro team is very excited to share the second instal- lation of our stand-alone supplement dedicated purely to surface prepara- tion. We realize how important this one aspect is in the coatings world, so we wanted to make sure to give it some special attention. In case you didn't see last year's inaugural version, let me introduce you to what you have in your hands in print or on your personal device. It's All About the Prep Prep is key. I think about 99 percent of the people I talk to in the coatings industry will agree that preparing the substrate the proper way is one of the most (if not the most) important parts of avoiding a premature coatings failure. W hether it's for a steel or concrete surface, on a rooftop or water tank, in North Dakota or Timbuktu, surface prep matters. We agree that it's important, so we're giving you a great overview of this portion of the project in a format that you can read, share, and then use as a resource. To start, we have several articles full of dedicated surface prep infor- mation separated by types of projects. Check out the roofng article, which was written by Scott Gayle of WeatherStar on behalf of Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA). You can fnd his article on page 26. For the concrete and steel substrates, CoatingsPro's very own Jennifer Frakes has written a great overview of the tools of the trade. Read Ms. Frakes' inclusive article covering concrete and steel surface prep on page 8. W hat you' ll also fnd within these pages are some of the key players in the surface prep industry. You can fnd that infor- mation throughout the supplement. Knowledge Is Power Te Surface Prep Supplement marks the frst of our stand-alone extensions for 2015. Check back in for our other supplements, including the second annual Safety Supplement, which is slated to come out with the May 2015 issue, and, new for 2015, our inaugu- ral Equipment Supplement, which is scheduled for distribution with the July 2015 issue. As always, feel free to read any or all of our supplements on our website at www.coatingspromag.com. Tey live in the Special Sections area on the homep- age for easy access. Tis year has shaped up to be pretty special already, and we're looking forward to continuing that momentum. We're prepped for a great 2015. Are you? CP All Prepped I N T E R N A T I O N A L ON THE COVER Surface prep is crucial for all types of substrates. Check out the concrete and steel sum-up on page 10 and the roof overview on page 26. —Photo courtesy of Graco Inc.

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