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How to convert new relatively clean normal glass to ‘non-stick’ Ultraclean Glass™ using the spray gun method.


Clean the glass with pure ethanol or isopropanol using a (thick/strong) paper towel or a more durable hybrid paper-and-cloth towel. Alternatively clean the glass with a light commercial glass cleaner that contains no surfactants (tensides), using a microfibre cloth.


If cleaned with ethanol or isopropanol, these alcohols should evaporate and leave the glass dry almost immediately. If cleaned using a glass cleaner, completely dry the glass with a squeegee and paper towel. Make sure the glass is completely clean and dry before applying the CONVERTER chemical.


Use an LVLP or HVLP spray gun to spray the coating onto the glass. While applying check visually after each spray shot to ensure there is no clogging or change in the spray pattern. Ideally, each spray shot is applied from about the same distance and covers the same area in size. After finishing, wait until the chemical is completely gone and the glass is clear. The glass can be stacked in crates or stillages immediately.

A nanoscale chemical reaction will occur on the glass surface.


After 10 minutes, test that the glass has successfully been converted to ‘non-stick’ Ultraclean Glass™ by placing small water drops across the entire surface - they should bead up (be repelled). In very low temperatures or very high humidity the reaction may take longer, up to several hours. It takes 24 hours for Ultraclean Glass™ to fully cure (so no abrasion or chemical resistance testing should be carried out on the glass until at least 24 hours after application).


With testing and practise, experienced operators will be able to spray exactly the right amount of the CONVERTER chemical across the entire panel, so there are no areas that fail to repel water drops properly (i.e. that have too little applied), and no areas that are hazy (i.e. that have too much applied).

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