Liquid Metal is a metal-filled, two-part epoxy compound which is brush applied to provide a protective coating to steel and other metals from corrosion and chemical attacks.
It can be used for pipeline reinforcement, increasing a structure’s resistance to corrosion and chemical attack, and as a load-transfer layer when applied prior to overwrapping with a SylWrap Pipe Repair Bandage. When used with SylWrap Bandage, Liquid Metal provides PCC-2 compliant repairs.
Liquid Metal can also be used as an adhesive for re-gritting floors and other surfaces, pouring into moulds to create metal casts, and for the maintenance and repair of tanks, pumps, valves, flanges, engines, and impellers.
With a 90 minute gel time, Liquid Metal can be mixed in larger quantities without the worry that it will cure before completion. It’s longer pot-life at higher ambient temperatures makes it suitable for use in warmer climates.
How to use Liquid Metal as an epoxy coating for repair and maintenance
Before applying Liquid Metal, surfaces should be free of paint, rust and grime before being roughened up through either grit blasting or grinding with a coarse wheel or abrasive disk pad. Full instructions detailing the preparation process can be found on the Technical Data Sheet and are provided with the product.
Liquid Metal should be applied as soon as the preparation procedure is completed. To ease the mixing process, the resin container has enough room to dispense all of the hardener into the resin, so that it can be applied with a brush straight from the container.
The light consistency of Liquid Metal make it easy to mix and apply with little sag. It is virtually odourless, with no unpleasant smell.
Benefits of Liquid Metal
- Easily mixed and applied – just paint onto a surface using a brush
- Increases protection against corrosion and chemicals
- Longer working time allows for complex jobs to be carried out
- Can be easily machined
- Repair and maintenance of pumps, impellers, flanges, water box ends, valves, metal casting, pipe elbows, tanks
- Can be poured into a mould to create metal casts
- Bonding grit to floors and machinery to provide non-slip and non-stick surfaces
- Increases corrosion resistance of metalwork when painted on as a protective coating
- Chocking, filling and levelling machinery and equipment