What is the difference between Protectakote and Safekote?
The anti-slip granule in Protectakote is larger than in Safekote. They are both excellent polyurethane coatings that can be applied in a one pack form to the majority of surfaces with almost identical slip resistance it just depends on the location and the look required on completion.
Can Protectakote adhere to itself?
Yes Protectakote and Safekote adhere to themselves. This makes it very easy to repair - Simply clean first and then paint over the affected area and the product will bond to itself.
I have done a test patch of Clear and it has gone a little cloudy.
You may have put it on too thick or applied in high humidity, overnight condensation can do this if it is not sufficiently cured. It is best with the clear products to apply 3 thin coats and thin the first coat with 10% Xylene.
Can Safekote be applied onto wet areas?
None of our coatings can be applied to a surface that is wet, the product will not cure correctly. Once fully cured the product is water resistant and as it chemically bonds to the surface it prevents rust and corrosion. The products are resistant to salt water and so can be used in marine environments as long as the area is dry when applied.
Does Protectakote have any resistance to acid?
Yes - Protectakote and Safekote will resist gasoline, acids, solvents and most chemicals making it ideal protection for vehicles, boats, factory floors, tanks and more.
Is the anti-slip finish abrasive?
No - The granules in Protectakote although larger than in Safekote are made of rubber so it will not abrade anything put on it. However if the surface is to be put on a boat or round a swimming pool then we would definitely recommend Safekote as it is more comfortable to walk on.
Can the cure time be improved with an accelerator?
Yes all products have a suitable accelerator which we have in stock. This improves the cure time dramatically. We always send an accelerator for level crossing jobs where it has to be ready for people to walk and trains to roll over shortly after painting.
What Primers should I use?
Primer is dependent on the surface it is due to be applied to we recommend Duraprime, 2K Metal and Clear Primer Treatment which we hold in stock. A full list of primers for different applications is being prepared and will be made available online shortly.
Are the products available as Water based?
A water-based version has been developed, we have limited colours and volume in stock. If you would like more information then please complete the enquiry form or call us.
How to clean brushes etc.?
For cleaning and thinning purposes only Xylene should be used.
What colours are available?
Our products come in a comprehensive range of colours as standard, with custom colours to special order (minimum quantity applies).
Our COLOUR CHART PDF shows the choice we offer.
This Limited Warranty applies to physical goods, and only for physical goods, purchased Formbar Limited (the "Physical Goods").
What does this limited warranty cover?
This Limited Warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the Warranty Period.
During the Warranty Period, Formbar Limited will repair or replace, at no charge, products or parts of a product that proves defective because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
What will we do to correct problems?
Formbar Limited will either repair or replace the Product at no charge, using new or refurbished replacement parts or products depending on what is the most appropriate solution.
How long does the coverage last?
The Warranty Period for Physical Goods purchased from Formbar Limited is 1 year from the date of purchase.
A replacement Physical Good or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original Physical Good or 180 days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever is longer.
What does this limited warranty not cover?
This Limited Warranty does not cover any problem that is caused by conditions, malfunctions or damage not resulting from defects in material or workmanship.
What do you have to do?
To obtain warranty service, you must first contact us to determine the problem and the most appropriate solution for you.
We are happy to accept returns of our products as long as they are in an unused condition and you let us know about your intention to return the products within 7 days of delivery.
We charge a 10% re-stocking fee with a minimum charge of £20.
We charge for collection of the products by our courier. This will be charged at cost.
If you prefer you can return the goods yourself to our warehouse, please call or email us for the address. The re-stocking fee will still apply.
We will credit your account when the goods are received back to our warehouse in saleable condition.
If the products are branded with approved artwork then we may be unable to take them back into stock. If you have a concern please call us to discuss, we will always be fair and transparent in our decisions.
If you have received any items damaged we accept full responsibility. If the packaging is damaged please sign it as such with the courier so we can claim through them for the damage in transit. We will either arrange to collect and replace your goods or if appropriate send in our maintenance crew to mend the damage.
Our standard policy is 3 orders paid through proforma invoice and then a customer can apply for a credit account.
In the case of the NHS, Schools and large corporates that are only able to order with a purchase order system then we will accept and despatch the orders.
All credit decisions are at our Managing Directors discretion.
We make every effort to ship within 48 hours of receiving an order. For the majority of the UK all boxed consignments are despatched on a next day courier service and larger orders are palletised and shipped on a 48 hour service. For orders that meet certain thresholds in volume and weight we use dedicated vehicles. We can ship worldwide but depending on the delivery address the time frame does vary.
All carriage is charged at cost, we believe in honest carriage rates through which we do not make a profit. We will always make every effort to make you aware of the cost of shipping when the order is placed.