Using Everbrite ProtectaClear

Everbrite ProtectaClear is a crystal-clear, polymeric resin that provides long term protection to most metallic surfaces.

Specially formulated for use on non-painted metals, it can protect Copper, Brass, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Aluminium and other non-painted / plated metals against corrosion, UV damage, salt water, salt air, acid rain, pollution, mildew, bleach and more.

Designed to be resistant to dirt, water, acids, bleaches, mildew and algae, any metallic surface coated with Everbrite Portect Coating can easily be cleaned with just soap and water.

Everbrite won't chalk, crack, peel or discolour from exposure.

 

Surface Preparation

For tarnished or oxidized metal, clean and polish the surface. Most polishers will have an acid in them and you must neutralise that prior to applying ProtectaClear.

You can use EZ-Prep Cleaner & Neutralizer mixed in a 1:8 ratio with water or Baking Soda and water.

Wipe and polish with xylene or denatured alcohol to remove fingerprints and polish residue.

For new metal surfaces, wipe down with a solvent prior to applying ProtectaClear.


Applying ProtectaClear

If working indoors, ensure adequate ventiliation and remove all sources of ignition or sparks.

DO NOT apply to hot metal or the surface will no self-level prior to drying.

Rinse and clean the surface prior to applying ProtectaClear and DO NOT allow cleaners to dry on the surface.

  • Apply a single coat of Everbrite ProtectaClear as to wet the entire surface.
    • Use a paint sprayer with a fine mist, high density foam roller, sponge brush, regular paint brush, applicator pad or a clean, white, lint-free cloth.
  • Leave to dry. Normally takes around 5 - 15 minutes to be touch dry, depending on climate and humidity.
  • Some applications, such as steel, may require more than 1 coat. Wait until the previous coat is dry before applying any additional coats.

If you miss a spot during your application, wait until the first coat has dried and then apply to the missed area.

 

Re-Coating with ProtectaClear

If you have previously applied ProtectaClear, you simply need to clean the surface thoroughly using soapy water and ensure the surface is completely dry.

ProtectaClear is designed to bond to itself, so you can simply apply a new coat on top of the old one using the instructions above.

 

Everbrite ProtectaClear Aftercare

After you have covered your metallic surface with ProtectaClear, DO NOT use cleaners with alcohol or solvents. Simply wash down with soapy water, basic household cleaners or mineral spirits. DO NOT use xylene, denatured alcohol or other solvents as this may cause damage to the ProtectaClear coating.

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Health and Safety Information

Caution: Combustible liquid. Do not smoke or use near a flame or source of ignition. Ensure adequate ventiliation and avoid continuous breathing of vapor or spray mist. When spraying, ensure you are wearing a proper respiratory mask that meets Australian Safety Standards.

Avoid prolonged contact with skin and wash off thoroughly. Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: EXTREMELY HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

First Aid: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.

For contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.

In the case of respiratory difficulty, move to an area of fresh air and call your doctor or GP.

Safety Notice: Research has found links between prolonged occupational overexposure to a wide range of chemicals and a variety of illness and health issues. It is strongly advised that if you are using this for commercial purposes, you ensure the highest safety procedures are followed and the best protective equipment possible is used. This includes face and eye masks and in high usage cases, such as manufacturing, we recommend using full body suits to prevent exposure to skin.