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How To Use LMFX-Liquid Metal FX

Safety

The binder is a water-based product and the SDS is available from www.LMFXproducts.com by email request.

When you are using metal powders it’s extremely important to be fully protected, as the dust of the metal powders can be dangerous for your health. For PPE, you will need to use gloves, mask, and check the safety data of the metal powder you plan to use.

All formulations are done by weight on a scale of grams

 

Texture binder

-Aluminium-

1 binder 2.5 aluminium to start, from there you can put more aluminium until you get the right consistency depending on the finish and texture you are looking to achieve.

Note: formulation breakdown- 1 binder =100 grams + 2.5 Aluminum= 250 grams total= 350 grams

-Brass, Bronze, Iron, Copper, White Bronze, Antique Bronze and Stainless Steel

1 binder to 4 of one of the metals above to start, from that you can put more metal until you get the right consistency depending on the finish and depth of texture you want to achieve.

 

Fine Binder -Brush, roll, trowel

-Aluminium-

Aluminium is one of the lighter metals for that reason normally it is mixed on 2 parts aluminium 1 part binder.

-Brass, Bronze, Iron, Copper, White Bronze, Antique Bronze and Stainless Steel

1 binder to 3 metal (from any of the metals above) to start from that minimum amount, you can put more metal until you get the right consistency depending on the finish. For some metals, you can go up to 6 to 7 parts metal to 1 part binder depending on how thick you want the texture.

 

Fine binder-Spray Application

The mix ratio for spraying the LMFX Fine binder is provided as a basic guide. We use a 6-speed Turbine made by Titan “Capspray 115” with Elite gun and #3 projector set (1.3mm) contact us for more information on spraying.

Mix Ratio-
3 parts metal + 1 part fine binder =

1 sq ft 3 coats wet on wet with crosshatch

37.5grams metal-12.5 grams fine binder 2.5 grams water (for all metals except aluminium)

8 sq ft formula 3 coats wet on wet with crosshatch =

300-gram metal -100 grams fine binder - 20 grams water

Sanding LMFX-
We start the sanding process with 320 grit mesh sanding pads that connect to a dust extraction orbital sander. Then move to 600 and 1000 grit, skipping grits between. The sander can be air or electric. it's also easy to sand by hand with steel wool. sanding blocks and paper.

Materials for sanding-

Sanding pads

Radial bristles disc brushes

Steel wool

Liquid, wax, creams and powders can also be used.

 

Note: Keep the speed to medium when sanding to start as with some metals high speeds will blacken the surface.

Pro tip- If you applied a thick and chunky finish with lots of high and low valleys, start the sanding with 240 sanding pads to knock of the high spots.

 

-Polishing to a glossy surface-

If you want to achieve a gloss finish you must use every stage of sanding grit 400 - 600 -800 -1000 etc. Getting up to a high gloss finish will depend on the technique used for the polishing process, the metal and compounds used for the polishing process. LMFX products need to be treated like a real metal surface.

-PRO TIPS-

What to do with the water after cleaning?

Let the water sit overnight and the metal will settle to the bottom. The next day pours out the water and clean then clean the sludge out into the trash.