Corrosion of Painted Aluminium Sheet
Over the past ten years a detailed understanding of the dominant factors controlling the corrosion susceptibility of painted aluminium alloy sheet used for architectural and automotive applications has been developed. Work carried out in this field will be reviewed and the different modes of cosmetic corrosion that can occur-, the mechanisms of surface activation, and the role of different thermo-mechanical processing steps on controlling corrosion susceptibility for different alloy systems, including Al-Mn, Al-Mg and Al-Mg- Si-(Cu) will be discussed. The critical role of chemical or electro-chemical cleaning prior to pre-treatment and coating will be highlighted and prospects for meaningful accelerated testing will be discussed.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
G. M. Scamans et al., "Corrosion of Painted Aluminium Sheet", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 647-654, 2006