What is Plate All
PlateAll resin is a newly developed specialized resin solution. When mixed with composite metal powder, we call it PlateAll Metal Coating and it can be applied to almost any substrate, creating a solid metal appearance with the attributes of solid metal. Because of all the composite metal powders available, numerous shades, textures, and finishes can be achieved using our product.
PlateAll is very easy to apply, goes on smoothly, and sets up quickly using MEKP as the catalyst, the hardening agent. Apply PlateAll to properly prepared surfaces: sandblasted, sanded, and/or sealed. Sandblast smooth surfaces such as metal, fiberglass or formica to give them "teeth". For porous surfaces such as wood, stone, or ceramic, prime/seal with a polyester, urethane or epoxy primer. Do not use lacquer or latex primers with PlateAll. Always apply PlateAll at optimal temperature of approximately 70 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit. When not in use, store PlateAll specialized resin solution in a cool place; refrigerate optional in heat.
Before use, bring resin to room temperature and shake well before mixing with metal. Use PlateAll specialized resin with metals and apply at optimal temperature; set up time anywhere from two to four hours.
Apply PlateAll with a brush, roller or spray gun, or pour into a mold. Spray time for PlateAll is approximately 20 minutes; therefore, when applying with a gun, spray for about 10 or 15 minutes and check gun. If hardening has begun, you can pour remainder of product into mold and clean gun with acetone. Spray acetone through gun to dislodge any product in nozzle, empty gun, and pour more or new mix into the spray gun; continue project. Repeat process several times if necessary to complete project before thoroughly cleaning the gun. Have a bucket of acetone ready for cleaning disassembled parts of the gun--brush all parts and clean thoroughly. Remember, if the mix seems to be getting hard at anytime during the application, Clean the Gun. Several tips for success: With the gravity feed gun, use a small wire whip to stir occasionally during spraying--remove cover to stir. If using a bottom feed gun, put some marbles inside with mixture and stir-shake occasionally to keep product mixed properly for best results. (Check with manufacturer for further tips)
PlateAll is not only versatile in its applications but also requires little effort to use from start to finish for the results that can be achieved. Select desired metal finish when PlateAll has set up. Steelwool and/or sand; use polishing wheel, (low RPMS) for high gloss finishes and/or large projects if desired. Finish project with metal polish. (Apply acid wash at this juncture for antique effect if desired, and allow to dry again. Steelwool and/or sand to your taste, and finally polish with metal polish or not).
PlateAll does not endorse any specific metal polish nor any particular manufacturer of spray guns. We use "Mothers" metal polish which is inexpensive and can be purchased at automotive stores; it works well and will not harm resin surfaces. We use a CAT Gravity Feed Spray Gun which allows for no product waste (sweet). We suggest: 1) Always use a high grade spray gun with PlateAll. 2) Invest in both types of spray guns: a bottom feed for larger jobs and PlateAll's favorite, the gravity feed gun. Also, be certain to use a compressor which will provide a minimum of 100 LBS. of pressure at the gun regulator when spraying PlateAll.
PlateAll will continue research with our products and will present any findings to assist you, our customer. We welcome all questions, and we especially welcome and solicit feedback from your experience with our product. We look forward to a productive and creative partnership.
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