The effect of the hardness in the substrate surface blasted by a grit blasting process on the adhesive strength of Zn-Al sprayed coatings is investigated to find the adhesive strength is improved by work hardening of the substrate surface. The adhesive strength between a substrate of a carbon steel and sprayed coatings of Zn-Al alloy sprayed by a wire flame spraying process is measured. The substrate is roughened by the grit blasting process with white alumina girt in various blasting angles and blasting time. The hardness is measured in around 20 micro-meter depth from the substrate surface. The adhesive strength increases with increasing the hardness even if the surface roughness is almost same. There is the definite correlation between the adhesive strength and the hardness rather than the surface roughness.

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