Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis are joined by Carboline Rail Salesman Joe Foster. They discuss all the factors associated with the selection of exterior coatings for rail cars, from benefits of the different coating technologies to factors that are important to shops and rail car owners.

  • 0:00 Audience of one
  • 1:13 The van
  • 2:00 Introduction to Joe Foster, Carboline Rail Sales \
  • 2:51 Selecting an exterior coating for rail cars (hopper cars, tank cars, etc.)
  • 3:04 History of coating technologies and their use in the rail car industry
  • 3:51 – VOC restrictions high solids epoxies
  • 4:39 – The rail car stamp
  • 6:15 – The rail shop perspective and advantages of high solids epoxies
  • 8:26 – Familiarity with a coating can increase throughput
  • 10:33 – The rail car owner and coatings
  • 10:59 – Technology matters, things to remember when comparing the price of different coating technologies
  • 11:58 – Longevity and cycle importance of rail car coatings
  • 13:29 - Lining up painting schedule with maintenance schedule
  • 14:22 – The importance of tracking your coatings and their performance
  • 16:00 – 20-year-old rail car with high solids epoxy
  • 17:42 – Wrap up

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