NEO REFLECTIVE ALUMINIUM
    PRODUCT CODE: RA00
    TECHNICAL DATA SHEET NO. 06-Specialised Products
    JULY 2009

  1. Product Description

    A new generation acrylic resin based, long-life, interior / exterior, high shine aluminium coating for industrial installations such as petrol and other storage tanks and structural steel work that need a highly durable corrosion resistant aluminium finish. The coating has excellent weather, humidity and UV light resistance.
  2. Application Areas

    • Interior and exterior use.
    • Primed metal substrates.
    • NEO Reflective Aluminium can be used in industrial and coastal environments.
  3. Product Features

    • Highly durable and UV resistant for the harsh Namibian climate.
    • Highly humidity, weather and chemical resistant.
    • Excellent adhesion to range of properly prepared substrates.
    • Very versatile.
    • NEO Reflective Aluminium can easily be recoated without extensive preparations.
    • The coating has a good heat resistance for temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius.
    • Two coats of NEO Reflective Aluminium are used for best results.
  4. Product Data

    Resin Base Acrylic resin
    Drying Time Touch dry: 30-60 minutes
    Hard dry: 2-3 hours
    Solid Matter by Content By volume: ± 21%
    By mass: ± 30%
    Film Thickness 20-25 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 silver
  5. Application Details

    • Mixing Always stir well before use with a flat paddle.
    • Application Method Brush, roller or airless spray.
    • Thinning NEO Reflective Aluminium 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.
    • NEO Reflective Aluminium is ready for use un-thinned; thinning will reduce its hiding power.
    • Two coats of NEO Reflective Aluminium are used for best results.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Reflective Aluminium. Only for spray application, thin 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).
    • 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) • Affected areas need to be cleaned / sand blasted back to bright metal and spot primed with NEO Corroguard (cg00) or NEO Corrotec (ct00). For coastal regions, use two coats of primer.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Reflective Aluminium. Only for spray application, thin 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) • Abrasively 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) or NEO Corrotec (ct00).
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Reflective Aluminium. Only for spray application, thin 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 or Surfaces Previously Coated with Aluminium • The existing paint coating should adhere well to the substrate.
    • Remove all peeling and flaking paint. 
    • Remove dust, salt deposits and any mineral oil or greasy substances.
    • If possible make use of a high pressure cleaner to prepare surface.
    • Bare metal areas need to be spot primed with NEO Corroguard (cg00) or NEO Corrotec (ct00).
    • Allow to dry.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Reflective Aluminium. Only for spray application, thin 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 Reflective Aluminium is available in shiny Aluminium only.
    • Available in 5 litres and 20 litres.
  8. Precautions

    • NEO Reflective 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.
  9. Disclaimer

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