4711 Gentoo Samples (Aluminum Samples, Set of 4)
Gentoo CoatingGentoo is the next generation of corrosion-resistant andeasy-cleaning coatings. With its combination of high performingabrasion resistance and very low sliding angle, Gentooexcels where other coatings have fallen short. Traditional hydrophobic coatings are clear and abrasion resistant,but do not shed fluid easily. Superhydrophobic coatingsare generally great at shedding water, but are not clear,and are easily removed. Whether its abrasion resistance, oilrepellency or visual clarity, conventional coatings have theirlimitations. Gentoo changes that. Gentoo is a clear coating that not only repels water but mostoils and solvents. It is also able to withstand significant abrasionwithout sacrificing performance.
How does it work?Gentoo is a dense polymer system that forms a barrieragainst corrosion initiators. This is due to its low surface energy,high density, and low porosity. The system is conformal,pinhole free, and very thin (4-6 microns) comparedwith traditional polymer coatings but far more dense anddurable. The higher density of the system provides an excellentbarrier to water and corrosive ions.
Gentoo has robust adhesion to painted, plated, and baremetallic substrates, as well as glass and surface primed plastics.The coating has demonstrated excellent resistance tosalt spray, UV exposure,and chemical exposure significantimprovements over traditional hydrophobic coatings.