OPC Drum Coating
$60 / 2
oz. or $400 / 16 oz.
Harder than the OEM coating. The most slippery photoconductive coating in the market. It completely eliminates the need for Wiper Blade Powder. Easier coating applicable with a foam swab and a plain lathe. It levels off immediately without the need of an automatic lathe. Dries in about 30 seconds. Drum can be used the next day.
- No lamps, no heating guns, no clean rooms or boxes needed.
- Coat the new aftermarket drums to make them truly long-life.
- Coat the drums that you will use in the MICR cartridges and the drum will not fail due to the more abrasive nature of the toner.
Coat the once-used OEM drums and . . .
- Save money.
- Have a better product. It is a well-known fact that no aftermarket drum performs as well as an OEM drum.
It comes as a concentrate. You thin it with inexpensive methyl alcohol (methanol or wood alcohol). Therefore it is less expensive per drum coat, and less expensive to ship -- by far.
The unit price for "DiamondHard"
is $60. One two-ounce bottle will coat over 200 drums of the 5Si size for 30 cents
per drum, or 250 of the EX size for 24 cents, or 300 AX/E31 for 20 cents each. The large (16-ounce)
bottle costs $400. and will coat over 1600 drums of the 5Si size for 25 cents, or 2000 of the EX
size for 20 cents, or 2400 AX/E31 size for 17 cents each.
- Easy to apply.
- Non-hazardous material.
- Air dry material.
- Does not require a special clean room.
- No heat lamps required.
Tools and Supplies needed: 200 to 300 RPM Lathe, Methyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol (90%+), Polyurethane Foam Swabs, Toner Grabber Cloths, Lint-Free Cloths.
Precaution: You should wear protective eyeglasses when working with coating and any chemicals. You should wear proper gloves when working with alcohol to protect your skin from excessive drying.
(Note: Skip direction #1 if "Pre-Mixed" Coating is purchased. "Pre-Mixed" or "Concentrate" will be indicated on the label on the bottle of DiamondHard.)
- Mix ONE (1) part of the "DiamondHard" concentrate with ONE (1) part of Methyl Alcohol also known as Methanol or wood alcohol - DO NOT SUBSTITUTE -. Stir well and let it stand for a while to get rid of the air bubbles created from the stirring. We recommend that you make a large batch of coating and then transfer it to small two (2) ounce bottles. This will prevent a large batch of coating from accidental contamination.
Notice: This mixture can be used on all new aftermarket drums to make them multi-cycle, as well as, on once used OEM and aftermarket drums.
- Clean drum from excessive toner with a Toner Grabber cloth. Clean gears, if needed, by dipping them in alcohol and brushing them with a hard enough brush to remove caked up toner. This operation should preferably be done away from your coating area.
- Place drum on the lathe and turn on the power. Soak a lint-free, scratch free cloth with 90% plus Isopropyl Alcohol (please wear appropriate gloves to protect drying of your skin and have enough ventilation, otherwise take appropriate measures when using alcohol). Using slight pressure, move the cloth back and forth until the drum is clean. Let the drum rotate for a few seconds until the alcohol evaporates completely.
- While the drum is still rotating in the lathe, dip the swab in the bottle with the coating. Allow the swab to absorb the coating. As you take the swab out of the bottle, squeeze the tip of the swab on the inside lip of the bottle.
- Place the swab on the edge of the drum surface and move your hand slowly from left to right or right to left avoiding any coating skips. As you are getting to the end of the drum, roll the swab opposite the way of travel and lift up. The coating should take about 15 seconds to apply.
- Let the drum rotate for about 30 seconds before removing from the lathe. This action will allow the coating to be distributed evenly and dry enough so it will not sag when you stop the lathe..
- 7. Stop the lathe and place the drum in a rack or in the empty boxes that the aftermarket drums come in. For drums that go for more than a 10K page cycle we recommend two coatings, the second coating should be applied after the first coating has been allowed a 24-hour curing period. The drums should be protected from light and dust.
- 8. Curing time is at least 5 hours at room temperature with normal air drying, dependent on the room temperature and humidity. We recommend, for best results, to let the drums cure overnight.
Coating drums may be new to you, and it may take a little practice. If the drums are not coated right, remove the coating with isopropyl alcohol and recoat.
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