Imperiflex info

Reznor9

Sr Member
In an attempt to paint urethane I just purchased a quart sized kit of imperiflex to trial the product before I commit to purchasing this stuff by the gallon.
After receiving it I realized there is no instructional pdf or online tutorial on its use. Doesn’t even come with a tech data sheet for safety warnings and what not.
The kit comes with a clearcoat, a hardener and a thinner which mix in a 2:1:1 ratio.
Ive also been told that the estimated working time after adding he catalyst is about 45 mins depending on working conditions and the product had to be atomized.
Now that is all I know.

Ive used products by BJB (SC-89) in the past which require a special primer(TC-89)... which is basically an adhesion promoter prior to paint so that it has something to bite into. Imperiflex however was not sold or advertised alongside any adhesion primers so I am left to assume that it does not require an adhesion promoter or that it acts as its own primer. I’m also wondering what the recommended dry and recoat times are. This stuff is pretty pricy and I would rather not waste too much on blind trial and error. Ive asked the seller and only get bits and pieces of info. I’ll end up asking him again I’m sure but I wanted to make this thread so anyone in a similar situation might have something to reference as it appears that although this product has been on the market for several years, there is almost no information on it.

If anyone has any information they wish to share please feel free.
 

Snikt

Sr Member
I wish I had some info for you, and to be honest, the guy that makes this stuff, and ilumaluster is kinda frustrating to work with. I had a project years ago and I tried talking to the guy about this, and he blew me off. Not only is the stuff insanely expensive, but like you said, there is next to nothing about it online. They were at monsterpalooza this year, and I tried talking to the guy that makes it but he didnt want to talk to people in person, which I thought was kind of odd at a convention.
 

Reznor9

Sr Member
I wish I had some info for you, and to be honest, the guy that makes this stuff, and ilumaluster is kinda frustrating to work with. I had a project years ago and I tried talking to the guy about this, and he blew me off. Not only is the stuff insanely expensive, but like you said, there is next to nothing about it online. They were at monsterpalooza this year, and I tried talking to the guy that makes it but he didnt want to talk to people in person, which I thought was kind of odd at a convention.
i sent him about 5 questions over text and got replies to 3 of them.:. Eventually called him the following day to get the answers to the remaining questions.
So far I’ve atrempted to paint one item. The paint went on smooth and just looks gorgeous. I skipped the purchase of alumiluster as I rather like the metallic look I get from dry brushing powders into the mold as well as theconsiderable price saving of casting powders vs illumiluster. Managed to get the perfect shade of red after so many failed attempts the past couple months with other products and pigments. The imperiflex makes the red really pop too as the finish is extremely glossy right now. Now what I’m questioning is the products cure time. It’s been about 2 hours and the surface is still tacky. I’m in a usually dry climate as I live in a desert region of west Texas but we have had a bit of a rainy season so maybe humidity is slowing the cure... it’s just quite a gear shift as I’ve been using BJB paints for urethane and those seem to become tack free almost immediately and dry to the touch within less than 5 mins I would say.

I’m crossing my fingers right now because the color I’ve achieved has far exceeded my expectations. If this stuff works I’ll gladly drop some dough on the larger gallon sized kit. I’ll lrobably still use BJBs paint we well as it provides a wonder finish on areas that I wish to have a matte/satin finish(even though the SC-89 I’m using is supposed to be glossy).
 
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