Frequently Asked Questions
1.Is it a paint?
No, it is not paint. It is a patented, cold spryable metalizing process, comprised of up to 75% pure metal. It is an alternative to chrome plating, foundry metal, metallic paint finishes, plating and other metallizing processes.
2.Is it metal plating?
No, metal plating is an electro- chemical process. LuminOre, is a cold spray metallization process that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. These include but are not limited to Laminate, melamine, wood, plastic, gypsum, fiberglass, ceramics, concrete, foam, porcelain, glass and metal.
3.Is it powder coating?
No, powder coating is baked on. LuminOre is sprayed on, rolled on, hand applied or poured on.
4.Can it be used on outdoor products?
Yes, over the proper substrate and when properly applied. We have documented ASTM testing with zero breakdown equivalent to 30 years.
5.Is there a mil thickness limitation?
A minimum thickness of 0.008”t to 0.010 “ can be schemed in a single spray application, and is found to be the most desirable. There is no limitation on how thick you apply LuminOre; however, the 0.008”-0.010”-is the most economical.
6.How many coats are needed?
One spray application will achieve the desired mil thickness of 0.008”-0.010”.
7.What substrate can it NOT be sprayed on?
The only substrates known are silicones, unsealed Styrofoam, Teflon and some epoxies.
8.Does LuminOre shrink?
No, because LuminOre is not metal paint, it does not shrink due to evaporation.
9.Is there really no heat involved?
That’s right. There is no heat distortion and no heat impact on the substrate. LuminOre is a cold process.
10.Is LuminOre flexible?
Yes, LuminOre can be applied to flexible surfaces.
11.Does LuminOre conduct electricity?
No, LuminOre does not conduct electricity, and it is non-galvanic.
12.Does LuminOre have test data available?
Yes, LuminOre has conducted a series of testing ranging from fire rating to salt-fog chamber testing. For copies of LuminOre test data, please contact Toronto Spray Chrome .