1. What is Innometal?
INNOMetal® is a coating that can be applied to almost any surface in a cold and fluid state. INNOMetal® is therefore neither an electroplating process nor a powder coating.
2. On which surfaces is InnoMetal applicable?
INNOMetal® can be applied to almost all surfaces, be it wood, MDF, plastic, mineral substrates, fiberglass, ceramics, concrete, foam, porcelain, glass.
3. How should the underground be prepared?
INNOMetal® products have a mechanical adhesion. The surfaces should be sanded with 100 grit to achieve optimal adhesion. A primer is generally recommended.
4. How is InnoMetal applied?
You can apply INNOMetal® in a standard painting process such as HVLP (high volume low pressure). But all products can also be applied with a paint roller. Filling and pouring the material is also possible.
5. How many layers and how thick is InnoMetal applied?
The spraying of only one layer and this in a thickness of about 90μ - 180μ is sufficient. But you can also apply thicker layer thicknesses, if desired. The puttable material can be applied up to several millimeters thick.
6. How much material do I need for the surface?
This depends on the application method and the type of metal. In the painting process you need about 500-800 grams/m². For a putty job it can be 800-1500gr m².
7. How is the drying done?
The applied metal coating can be dried at room temperature within 12 hours. An acceleration over drying in the oven for 2 hours at about 40° Celsius or with the help of heating lamps is also possible.
8. Do the InnoMetal coatings have to be processed after drying?
After applying the coating, you can rub the surface briefly with steel wool or work with 240 grit sandpaper. If you want smooth and polished surfaces, you grind the surface down to 1200 or even finer and then polish.
9. How can I protect the surfaces?
If you do not want a discoloration you can seal the surfaces transparently. This can be done with a wax, with a one- or with a two-component clearcoat. Please ask us for recommendations.
10. How strong are the mechanical surfaces?
The INNOMetal® surfaces have excellent bond strength and abrasion values, similar to solid metals. But they are also sensitive to scratching like massive metals. Protectors can be the transparent seals described above.
11. Is InnoMetal suitable for outdoor use?
INNOMetal® coatings can be used outdoors. In weather tests, representing a period of about 30 years, no significant signs of wear were found.
12. What does an InnoMetal kit consist of?
The INNOMetal® kits consist of metal powder and a liquid binder system. For the solvent-containing products, a reaction agent is added. By mixing the metal powder and the binder system, the liquid metal is formed.
13. Where can I buy InnoMetal?
Please contact us. We will then name the respective dealer in your country or near you.