A silver conductive paint you can paint straight on without having to apply a key layer. Includes a brush for easy application. Shake the bottle until you hear the metal ball rattle.
This Conductive Paint is best suited for tank electroforming.
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Conductive Paint is an easily applied paint which produces conductive films on non-conductive surfaces. Low temperature curing permits use on temperature sensitive and other delicate materials, i.e. paper, plastics, wax mandrels, natural products such as flowers, leaves, etc.
A suspension of finely divided silver in a thermoplastic vehicle. It must be thoroughly mixed before use, and shaken or stirred regularly during use to avoid settlement of the silver powder.
Conductive Paint can be applied by hand brushing, or by dipping or spraying.
For spraying, thinning to a suitable viscosity is usually necessary, using Thinners for Conductive Paint. This solvent can also be used to clean brushes and equipment. Cellulose thinners can also be used for cleaning brushes and equipment, but is not recommended for dilution of the paint.
Observe appropriate precautions for handling flammable liquids.
It will dry very quickly in air but to ensure complete removal of solvent before plating, it is advisable to dry for 30 minutes at 60 – 80°C or 60 minutes at ambient temperature (20 – 25°C).
It is possible to apply several coats to a figure or mandrel to produce a thicker, more conductive silver layer before electroplating. On wax or silicone rubber moulds, ensure the contact wires are firmly held in place, and the Conductive Paint is also applied to the contact wires for continuity of circuit. Thorough curing between applications is essential to minimise running. Wax moulds should be washed carefully in dilute neutral detergent and dried thoroughly before applying Conductive Paint, to remove debris and oily patches.
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
|Silver content||56 – 57%|
|Spraying temperature||Between 15 and 25 °C|
|Max coverage||100 – 125 cm2/g of paint|
|Touch dry time @ 25 °C||15 minutes brush, 1 – 2 minutes airbrush.|
|Average cured film thickness||1 micron|
|Cure time @ 25 °C||60 minutes|
|Cure time @ 80 °C||Less than 30 minutes|
|Shelf life at 20 – 25 °C||Over two years|
|Peel adhesion (cured sample)||Pass – Sellotape (90°, peel speed: 5mm/sec)|
|Resistivity||1 ohm per square (see notes)|
|Max Temperature||<200 °C|
|Hardness||70 (Shore D)|
- A nominal value of 1 ohm per square, where the actual value depends on film thickness and uniformity.
To see a fully illustrated electroforming project which uses this paint, please click HERE for our Electroforming Manual.
- Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
- The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
- Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
- International orders usually 3-5 working days.
- For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.
Tel: 01225 329 463
Available for the UK and Europe only
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