Spectrum Covalent - Iridescent prismatic effect Paint
The Spectrum Covalent is the world’s finest “holographic rainbow” effect paint, with a particle size of 10 or 12µm!
It acts like a prism and creates iridescent rainbow effects on the surface of the painted object, depending on the angle at which it’s viewed.
Liquid product easy to paint and to clear coat.
1K Ready for use
Superior adhesion on all substrates!
StardustColors has developed this unique special effect product for the paint and coating fields:
Spectrum Covalent is a new special version of the slightly less intense Spectrum holographic paint for glass. but easier to varnish, and does not pose problems of adhesion on glossy backgrounds: it has the power to hang directly on various types of even the most difficult surfaces such as chrome or glass:
- All ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Lacquers, topcoat
Important! The Spectrum Covalent works on glossy surfaces only. It is inoperative on matte surfaces. No sanding should be performed. If your surface is not glossy, we recommend to apply an adhesion polyurethane topcoat on all substrates that will provide a smooth and glossy background.
To ensure adhesion, it’s very important to have a well cleaned, degreased and dried surface.
Other exceptional properties:
In addition to direct application over the substrate (without primer), it also provides the following:
- Evaporates within 60 to 180 seconds forming a resistant film of a few microns thick.
- Semi-transparent, does not change the background colour*.
- Fully resistant to UVs or high temperatures.
- Can be kept without topcoat, or can be easily clearcoated to increase gloss and durability
> Access the data sheet by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
All background colours:
Being semi transparent, it can be applied over any background colours without changing the hue, provided you do not apply more than 3 or 4 thin passes.
> Note that the darker the background, the more intense and visible the holographic effect is. On a white or light background, it provides an opalescent effect like a pearl.
Light refraction properties: the dry Spectrum film (<3-5µm) returns an iridescent reflection showing all the colours of the rainbow (by defragmentation of the light)
The Spectrum coat remains invisible* in the absence of direct light: for example, when the Spectrum Covalent is applied over a glass surface, it will keep the near perfect transparency of the glass.
*Over black or dark backgrounds, the effect may be visible in the form of a greyish veil.
In all cases, the iridescent rainbow effect is not visible out of direct light.
Use and possibilities:
The "Spectrum Covalent" is specially designed for glass
It offers amazing possibilities, in terms of innovative and attractive visual effects in the industrial fields of object finishes: mobile phones, accessories, glass, bottling and crystal glass, pots and pans, facades, bodywork, kitchens and furniture
Industrial application with easy application through spraying.
What is adhesion via covalent bonding*:
it’s the connection at the atomic level, when the electrons from atoms on the surface of the material (glass, metal, plastic, etc.) and those of the paint are exchanged. This chemical bond produces an extreme chemical bond, without using primer or additives.
Application and yield:
Spray very fine coats directly on the non sanded surface.
The substrate must be smooth and glossy. Due to the fineness of the Spectrum Covalent film, the effect is not visible on matte surfaces
> A matte base is not suitable as a background. A topcoat or a polyurethane lacquer should be used as a background.
Ready to use product yield: 1 L = 8-10m²/pass
The product is concentrated and a small amount should be applied.
Apply 1-3 passes
USE: DATA SHEET
MUST BE A GLOSS, HARD, HEALTHY AND DRY SUBSTRATE.
EXCELLENT ADHESION ON PLASTICS, METALS, GLASS, TOPCOAT AND RESIN, WITHOUT SANDING.
DO NOT SAND THE SUBSTRATE.
Application/settings: SPRAYING WITH SPRAY GUN
INTERVALS BETWEEN COATS: 10 TO 20 SECONDS AT 20°C
Thickness: DRY: 2 TO 5µm
DRYING IS TRIGGERED BY EVAPORATION, THE AIR AND ITS HUMIDITY
THE DRYING CAN BE SPEEDED UP BY TEMPERATURE
DRY TO THE TOUCH: 1 MIN
3 DAYS AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
IF BAKING: DESOLVATION BEFOREHAND: 10MIN AT 20-40°C
1h BAKING/180°C - 5min/250°C
RECOMMENDED INTERVAL BETWEEN EACH TOPCOAT PASS: 10-60MIN
ALL TYPES OF GLOSS TOPCOATS ARE SUITABLE
STORAGE: 1 MONTH IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING, STORED BETWEEN 10°C AND 20°C
A topcoat is necessary because the product matifies as it dries. The effect will be visible only after varnishing
The Spectrum Covalent can be covered with all types of topcoats after 5min and up to 45min, without any loss of iridescent effect (rather, the holographic effect is increased tenfold and magnified by a gloss topcoat).
Product for use by professionals only.