Protection of Fish Hooks for Mustad and Sons A.S
Background: Mustad and Sons are one of the largest deep sea fishing hook manufacturers in the world. Deep-sea fishing hooks face one of the toughest environments to protect against corrosion. Mustad and Sons A.S. would like to find a better rust preventative for their products.
Purpose: Compare Cortec High Performance Coatings to the Rust Preventative, RP, currently in use by Mustad and Sons A.S.
Materials: VpCI-389D 3:1
Houghton Rustveto MP
Method: Modified ASTM B-117 Salt Spray Test
Procedure: The following procedure was followed:
Results: The fishhook coated with Rust Veto failed after 13 days (312 hours) and the hook coated with VpCI-389D did not fail during the test (over 500 hours).
Conclusion: VpCI-389 provided much better corrosion protection to the fishing hooks in the salt spray chamber than the Rust Veto MP.
Project #: 02-244-1825
Estimated Cost of Project: 5 hours
To: Øyvind Sætre, Presserv
For: Mustad & Sons AS
From: Brian L. Wuertz
cc: Boris Miksic