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by Ron Joseph

November, 2004

Heating CARC Paint

Q. We have aluminum fuel tanks which have been CARC painted and they are inside of wood shipping containers which need to be 'baked' for pest control in the wood (due to export regulations). Will the CARC paint be affected by the wood box being heated (212 °F). This is a closed container.

I doubt that the CARC paint will be affected by the wood, especially if the CARC has already been fully cured. Of-course, you can test it and send a sample to the Army Research Labs at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for confirmation.

I am working with ARL on the new Water Dispersible CARC which the Army is in the process of introducing, and would like to know if your results are contrary to my expectations; namely that the CARC will not be affected?

Please don't hesitate to get back to me again on this.

Best wishes,

Ron Joseph

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