1. Is it paint?
No, it is not metal paint. It is a cold sprayable metal composite, comprised of up to 95% pure metal.
2. Is it metal plating?
No, metal plating is an electrochemical process. VeroMetal® 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. VeroMetal® is sprayed on, rolled on, hand-applied, or poured on. It also may be cast. It is not heat cured.
4. Can it be used on outdoor products?
Yes, over the proper substrate and when properly applied. There is a documented ASTM testing with zero breakdown equivalent to 30 years.
5. Does VeroMetal® require special equipment?
No, most manufacturers have the necessary equipment, such as spray guns and polishing items.® GmbH can assist you in selecting the proper equipment.
6. Is there a thickness limitation?
No, it can be applied as thick as you desire. The desired and most economical thickness is 0.07- 0.15mm.
7. How many coats are needed?
One spray application will achieve the desired thickness of 0.07 - 0.15mm.
8. What substrate can it not be sprayed on?
None have been identified yet.
9. What is the coverage of each VeroMetal® kit?
Each kit covers 9-18 square meter, depending on the skill of the spray operator, the surface and the shape of the piece.
10. Is there any special training?
Yes, we offer a training class. Two-day, hands-on courses are currently held at Landgraaf, close to Aachen.
11. Does VeroMetal® shrink?
No, because VeroMetal® is not metal paint, it does not shrink due to evaporation.
12. Is there really no heat involved?
That's right. There is no heat distortion and no heat impact on the substrate. VeroMetal® is a cold process.
13. Is VeroMetal® flexible?
Yes, VeroMetal® can be applied to flexible surfaces.
14. Does VeroMetal® conduct electricity?
No, VeroMetal® does not conduct electricity. It will also not corrode the substrate.