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Corrosion protection and also resistance to mechanical damage are significantly influenced by the adhesion strength of the paint films to the substrate. Adhesion strength - as a specific property of paint film and substrate - is dominated by interfacial energetic forces. However, their range is in the ratio of atomic values, so that perfect wetting of the substrate with the coating is the prerequisite for good adhesion.

Roughening or structuring the surface of the workpiece can further increase the adhesion strength, as this increases the interface area. The type of stability and formation of the surface structures - mainly in the submicroscopic area - have an effect on the penetration of uncrosslinked coating molecules into the most filigree structures, but also on the mechanical bonding of the base material with its coating film.

Organic primers can be further improved in terms of their adhesion at the interface by diffusing molecules of binders. To evaluate the adhesion of paint films, it is common to use the peel test. This allows direct measurement of the force required to detach a given paint surface from its substrate. Simple empirical methods for making an approximate assessment of adhesion strength have existed in the relevant practice for a long time. The cross-cut test in particular has become established in this respect.

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