Three Fe-based powder alloys, Höganäs Fe SP529, Fe SP586 and 6AB, have been deposited by HVOF and HVAF spraying onto mild steel plates. The sprayed samples were first ground and then shot peened using glass shot in order to seal the surface interconnected pores and other surface imperfections. The samples as ground and ground/glass shot peened were tested by salt spray (fog) exposition for 238 h according to ASTM B117/ISO 9227. FeSP586, HVOF and HVAF sprayed and glass shot peening samples achieved surface sealing enough to pass the test with appearance rating RA = 9 according to ISO 10289. All other samples achieved moderate to excessive pitting and/or moderate to excessive staining types of corrosion defects.

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