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Military Specification Coating and Painting

The United States relies on Burkard Industries to provide superior quality military specification coating for zinc phosphate coating, electrocoating (e-coating), and powder coating. Military specification coatings and finishes require specialized knowledge and processes.

Military Carc Powder Coat Electrocoat

Military-Grade Zinc Phosphate/E-Coating
Zinc phosphate pretreatment of parts is ideal for military vehicles and equipment because it allows for the highest resistance to outdoor elements. Our unique 14-stage zinc phosphate/e-coat process results in coated components lasting three times longer than the competition. Most often zinc phosphate is applied in only 5-6 stages.

Zinc phosphate is excellent for many industrial applications such as steel parts to resist against corrosion, as a foundation for a paint or coating, and in conversion coating. Zinc phosphate is applied through immersion of a part, or through spraying the part. Application of a zinc phosphate coating forms a layer of insoluble, crystalline phosphates. In general, the stages for applying zinc phosphate are cleaning, water rinsing, activation, phosphating, another water rinse, and either a post-rinse or passivation, depending on the process used for application, whether it is through immersion or spraying. The rigorous process through which Burkard Industries applies zinc phosphate is what makes it stand apart from the competition.

See the chart below for a list of compliance types Burkard Industries is capable of meeting, and contact us to learn more about how our services can help you meet the highest standards of your military-grade specification coating and CARC needs.

Burkard CapableFERROUS
(Steel)
NON-FERROUS
(Aluminum)
CARC System MIL-DTL-53072 MIL-DTL-53072
CARC SystemMIL-STD-171MIL-STD-171

CLEANTT-C-490 MIL-DTL-5541/ TT-C-
490
PRETREAT
Zinc phosphateTT-C-490, Type I
Chromate
Alodine T5900
MIL-DTL-5541
MIL-DTL-81706
Wash Primer TT-C-490, Type III
DOD-P-15328
TT-C-490, Type III
DOD-P-15328
PRIMER
E-Coat MIL-DTL-53084 MIL-DTL-53084
Solvent Epoxy MIL-DTL-53022 MIL-DTL-53022
Waterborne MIL-DTL-53030 MIL-DTL-53030
Powder CoatMIL-PRF-32348 Type I
MIL-PRF-24712
MIL-PRF-32348 Type I
MIL-PRF-24712
High Solids EpoxyMIL-PRF-23377
Type I and II
MIL-PRF-23377
Type I and II
Waterborne MIL-PRF-85582
Zinc Rich Primer SSPC-PAINT 20
A-A-59745
TOPCOAT
CARC Polymeric MIL-DTL-53039 MIL-DTL-53039
CARC WaterborneMIL-DTL-64159MIL-DTL-64159
Interior Powder
CARC Powder
MIL-PRF-32348 Type II
MIL-PRF-32348 Type III
MIL-PRF-32348
MIL-PRF-24712
Heat Resistant MIL-P-14105
High SolidsMIL-PRF-22750MIL-PRF-22750

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Military Compliance List

  • 12480693
  • 12369001
  • 12469282
  • 12350824
  • 12420325
  • 12344344
  • 12344343
  • 12369001
  • 12369002
  • 12369003
  • 12369004
  • 12369005
  • 12369006
  • 12369007
  • 12369008
  • 12369021
  • 12480693
  • 12480694
  • 12469112
  • 12469113
  • 12469120
  • 95-2732103
  • DOD-P-15328
  • MIL-DTL-53084
  • MIL-DTL-53072
  • MIL-PRF-32348
  • MIL-STD-171

CARC Military Approvals

  • AM General
  • BAE Systems
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Oshkosh
  • TACOM
  • Textron
  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DMCA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • DoD preferred Primer (E-Coat) for steel and aluminium
  • DoD preferred pretreatment (alodine) for aluminium