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12-05-05, 07:53 PM   #1  
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Insulating ceramic paints

Does anyone have any experience with the use of insulating paints and their effectiveness as an insulator? Thanks Max

 
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12-07-05, 08:42 PM   #2  
Buyer Beware!!

I have looked at numerous products advertising impressive results. Unfortunately with any good product the cheap knock offs will follow. There is not a shortage of these single ceramic coatings. The bottom line and best advice is to look for the proper certifications such as ASTM.

The Federal Trade Commission in the USA has finally come down on some of these companies such as Kryton and Procraft who made some of the more typical and idiotic claims.
http://www.ftc.gov/os/2002/06/krytoncmp.htm

Para Inc. in Ontario was slapped by the Comp Bureau in Canada: http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/i...temID=304&lg=e

There are a number of names floating out there and they all lead back to the same source. Distributors simply invent a new name and in some cases advertise the same so called testimonials. Most of their websites have since removed the NASA Space Shuttle pictures and the wild R Value figures since the FTC clamped down.

If you want to know about the ceramic additives here is another forum I found: http://www.epinions.com/content_2452594820

Superior Products International II has seemingly set the bar in this industry. They are not a one horse wonder as they have develloped four multi ceramic insulation coating products that have been designed for different environments. They have perhaps 20 some odd certifications. The names are Sunshield2000, Super Therm, Epoxotherm and Hot Pipe Coating.
These products allow you to insulate areas often overlooked such as the framing which acts as a thermal bridge.

The distributors are relatively easy to find in the net through any search engin. These are not off the shelf products.

In terms of answering your question, it all depends on the type of application you have and the problem you want to solve. Do your homework and distinguish from the immitators .

 
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12-08-05, 08:17 PM   #3  
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thanks alot wolfclan, I'll research the sites you suggested. Max

 
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12-08-05, 09:29 PM   #4  
Hey your welcome.
I can help identify a few distributors if you like.
Are you in North America?

 
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12-09-05, 05:30 PM   #5  
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Hi wolfclan, Iam up in Toronto Ontario Canada . That would be great if you have some contacts. I want to investigate further. If NASA says it has some merit , I figure its got to be worth considering. Thanks Max

 
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