NEO BITUMEN ALUMINIUM
    PRODUCT CODE: BA00
    TECHNICAL DATA SHEET NO. 06-Specialised Products
    JULY 2009

  1. Product Description

    Classic, bitumen based, long-life, interior / exterior, high shine aluminium coating for a wide range of substrates/objects that need a highly durable and humidity resistant but cost effective aluminium finish.
  2. Application Areas

    • Interior and exterior use.
    • Primed, rusted or new metal.
    • Fibre cement and roofing felt covered roofs, especially in humid coastal conditions.
    • NEO Bitumen Aluminium is the ideal coating material for objects in or around water purification or reclamation works, as well as for manufacturing plants where a lot of water or humidity prevails.
    • Due to the excellent UV light and humidity resistance, NEO Bitumen Aluminium is highly suitable for roofs in wet coastal conditions.
  3. Product Features

    • Highly durable, humidity and UV resistant for the harsh Namibian climate.
    • Excellent adhesion to a range of properly prepared substrates.
    • Very cost effective.
    • Two coats of NEO Bitumen Aluminium are used for best results.
    • Bitumen based coatings should not be painted on the inside of containers used for storage of drinking water.
  4. Product Data

    Resin Base Bitumen
    Drying Time Touch dry: ± 1 hour
    Hard dry: 3-4 hours
    Solid Matter by Content By volume: 42%
    By mass: 62%
    Film Thickness 30-40 microns
    Spreading Rate 8-12 square metres per litre.
    Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 8-10 square metres per litre for the first coat and 10-12 square metres per litre for subsequent coats and when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    Surface Appearance Shiny
  5. Application Details

    • Mixing Always stir well before use with a flat paddle.
    • Application Method Brush, roller or airless spray.
    • Thinning NEO Bitumen Aluminum is ready for use un-thinned; thinning with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00) will reduce its hiding power. 
    Only for spray application, thin 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Cleaning NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    • Application • Stir well before use.
    • Two coats of NEO Bitumen Aluminium are used for best results.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Aluminium. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Clean up application equipment with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    • NEO Bitumen Aluminium is ready for use un-thinned; thinning will reduce its hiding power.
    • Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 8-10 square metres per litre for the first coat and 10-12 square metres per litre for subsequent coats and when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    • Only apply in well ventilated areas and keep away from all ignition sources, flames and sparks.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke while applying.
    • Do not apply before 09:00 and after 16:00 in the winter.
    • Do not apply exterior if it looks like rain will occur within 4-6 hours of application.
  6. Surface Preparation

    • Mild Steel (Renovation) • Remove any rust, mill scale and greasy substances from metal surface.
    • Sand blast back to bright metal and spot prime with NEO Corroguard (cg00). Use two coats of NEO Corroguard (cg00) in coastal regions.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Aluminium. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Mild Steel (New) • Degrease surfaces with NEO Metal Conditioner (mc00) to remove the manufacturer’s grease protective layer. This process is repeated until the surface is water break free.
    • After drying the whole substrate is coated with NEO Corroguard (cg00). Use two coats of NEO Corroguard (cg00) in coastal regions.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Aluminium. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Fibre Cement Surfaces and Roofing Felt • Remove any flaking, peeling and loose paint from the roof surface.
    • Wash off dust and mica particles with a hosepipe and by scrubbing with a hard broom.
    • Carry out repairs if required.
    • Allow to dry.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Aluminium. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Primed Metal and Previously Painted Surfaces • Make sure old paint coatings are firm and solid.
    • Remove all loose, flaking and bubbling paint.
    • Remove all dust, grease, foreign material, fungal and algae growth preferably with a high pressure cleaner.
    • Bare metal areas need to be spot primed with NEO Corroguard (cg00).
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Aluminium. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
  7. Colour Range and Quantities

    • NEO Bitumen Aluminium is available in shiny Aluminium only.
    • Available in 1 litre, 5 litres and 20 litres.
  8. Precautions

    • NEO Bitumen Aluminium is highly flammable and has a flashpoint of 37 degrees Celsius.
    • Only apply in well ventilated areas.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke while applying.
    • Do not coat the inside of containers or water storage tanks with this product.
  9. Disclaimer

    NEO Paints can not be held liable if the product fails due to improper surface preparation or application.