Free electroluminescent coating system basic course:
It is all about understanding the mechanics and to act on it by eliminating the hurdles (Edges or ridge)
The secret of electroluminescent paint is systems is to avoid with the first layer (LC1 back-plane) the build-up of a ridge or edge towards the masking tape.
With regular masking tape, paint spray will build up on the edge. This build up will form a ridge when dried. Once the tape is removed, you are left with a rough tape line equal to the tape thickness.
Welcome to our Superior 2nd Generation (2nd Gen) Free EL paint basic course.
Sand the surface with 600-grit (fine) sandpaper
Wipe the surface clean with a clean cloth to remove the dust particles
Use a cloth with cleaning components spray the cleaner onto the cloth to moisten it, gently wipe the surface, and make the surface dry afterwards with a soft lint-free cloth or tissue.
Use masking tape to separate “bus bar” and backplane area
Apply all layers as “conformal coating” as guidance is conformal covering and wet 25-75µm thick (50µm typical)
Apply 1st layer LC1 this is the first pass and use heat gun to dry your first LC1 (layer 1) pass.
Apply second pass LC1 and use heat gun to thoroughly dry your second LC1 (layer 1) pass.
Start knowing your LC1 paint and make some “resistance measurements” it should be around or below 10 Ohm
Use copper tape to make (fix) your inverter connection points (1 on the bus bar and 1 on the backplane)
Thoroughly press the copper tape for maximum fixation and afterwards Sand the copper tape with 600-grit (fine) sandpaper
Overspray the sanded copper tape with LC1 and afterwards thoroughly dry it with your heat gun.
!!Remove the masking tape and remove the “left paint edges/ridges from the making tape” with 600-grit (fine) sandpaper.
Wipe the surface clean with a clean cloth to remove the sanding dust particles.
Do “resistance measurements” and make sure there is NO connection at all between your bus bar and the backplane.
Apply masking tape “over” the bus bar- isolate the bus bar and “cover the access to the backplane” for the inverter connections. -Note: “cover also the access to the backplane”!
Apply 2nd layer LC2 this is the first pass and use heat gun to dry your first LC2 (layer 2) pass.
Apply second pass LC2 and use heat gun to thoroughly dry your second LC2 (layer 2) pass.
You can optional use UV light (black light) for better covering visibility to thoroughly check if it is applied evenly and if LC3 is covered homogeneously.
Apply 3rd layer LC3 this is the first pass and use heat gun to dry your first LC3 (layer 3) pass.
Apply second pass LC3 and use heat gun to thoroughly dry your Third LC3 (layer 3) pass.
Apply 4th layer LC3.5 this is the first pass and use heat gun to dry your first LC3.5 (layer 4) pass.
Apply second pass LC3.5 and use heat gun to thoroughly dry your second LC3.5 (layer 4) pass.
Remove all masking tape.
Measure resistance, there should be NO connection between the backplane and bus bar.
Connect your inverter, one to the bus bar and one to the backplane.
Now isolate with masking tape the backplane connection point. !!”Make sure that the masking tape is isolation the access point to the backplane”.
Apply 5th layer LC4 this is the first pass and use heat gun to dry your first LC4 (layer 5) pass.
Apply second pass LC4 and use heat gun to thoroughly dry your second LC4 (layer 5) pass.
Optional is to do again resistance measurements to understand the mechanics involved. When finished turn on your inverter and check the light intensity and brightness.
Our inverters are with brightness adjustable output enabling you to adjust light intensity and brightness to your needs.
Congratulation you have created the most robust light emitting coating, surpassing and exceeding all ASTM standards!
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Make sure the LC2 dielectric layer is NOT too thin and completely dry before applying LC3
Do not energize during applying LC4 layer but energize after LC4 is dry.