Everbrite Coatings New Zealand
  info@everbrite.co.nz
    Howick, Auckland, NZ
  0800 102984

Advice

Important Reminders

Do it right the first time...

  • You must ensure that the surface that you are coating is thoroughly clean and bone dry. If you try and take shortcuts the project may fail.

  • Surfaces that are holding moisture or not completely cleaned (polish and other contaminants removed) may affect the coating over the following months after the coating has cured. You need to remember that the coating is crystal clear and any moisture, dirt, polish or contaminants that is trapped under the cured coating will be drawn towards the surface especially during warm weather. This would cause the coating not to adhere properly and/or clouding under the coating. This would mean that you would need to remove the cured coating with xylene and start again. 

Only apply coating to a scrupulously clean surface...

  • Ensure that all polishes and contaminants are scrubbed off the surface. If polishes/cutting compounds have been used at any time previously the surface must be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Ensure that the EZPrep cleaning/neutralising solution does NOT dry on the surface when you are cleaning, and that it is thoroughly rinsed away.

Only apply coating to a bone dry surface...

  • Remember that all metals are porous and will hold moisture that is not necessarily visible to the naked eye; especially in the following circumstances:
    -  When the weather is very cold, extremely humid or it has been recently raining
    -  When the metal is very cold
    -  When the surface has just been rinsed off after cleaning with EZPrep. Even when the surface has been dried off with a microfibre cloth the metal is still likely to be holding moisture.

  • Best practice after it has been raining or after rinsing off  is to either wait a day after dry weather, or after the sun has been on the metal for some hours before applying the coating.
  • If in doubt warm the metal with a blow dryer or use a heat gun on a low setting.  
  • If the metal has been warmed; as long as you can hold the inside of your wrist comfortably against the metal it will not be too hot to apply the coating. 

When do I need to solvent wipe after cleaning?

  • You need to solvent wipe bare and anodised metals with pure methylated spirits or xylene after cleaning and just before applying the coating to the following metals:
           Anodized aluminium joinery  (But you do not need to solvent wipe faded powder-coated or painted surfaces)

           Bare aluminium

           Other bare metals such as:
            -  copper
            -  brass, bronze
            -  silver, pewter,
            -  stainless steel,
            -  mild steel,
            -  corten rusted steel 

Application Tip... Do not overwork the coating !

  • The metal surface to be coated is best when at average temperature - not too cold (otherwise the coating will not dry quickly enough and may sag in places) and not too hot (otherwise the coating will flash off too quickly) The coating needs about 20 to 30 minutes to self level. (If you can hold your wrist comfortably against the metal then it is not too hot) 

  • Depending on the ambient temperature you have about one minute after the coating has been applied to brush out any drips/sagging. After that you must leave it alone. You must not overwork the coating. If you have missed a bit, wait for the coating to dry ( an hour) before reapplying to the missed area.


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FAQs


 

       

Quick User Guides (pdf)

  1. Coating Powdercoated, Anodised and Painted Metals - Aluminium Joinery, Garage doors, Guttering, Fences, Gates etc.
  2. Coating Unpainted metals - Copper, Silver, Brass, Bronze, Stainless steel, Bare aluminium etc
  3. Coating Fibreglass and hard plastics
  4. Coating Rusted Metal Features

Video Demonstrations

  1. *** Aluminium Windows ***  Brush on method - watch our 2 minute demo video
  2. *** Aluminium Windows ***  Wipe on method - watch our 2 minute demo video 
  3. Garage Storage Doors - Spray on method
  4. Outdoor furniture
  5. How to remove the lid insert from a can of Everbrite or Protectaclear coatings
  6. How to remove rust and tea staining from stainless steel and then coat for long term protection



Coatings Specifications


Material Safety Data Sheets