it’s been a while since we last posted something – but we’ve been pretty busy preparing a new product – more details soon to follow!
In the meanwhile, we thought we’d share some insights about refurbishing used Element panels. As you all know, they have a soft coating, which can get sticky after a while.
Well, you can do something about it. The easiest way of dealing with sticky softcoating is to apply some talkum powder – or simply baby powder (smells nicer) onto the surface. The powder sucks up the moisture and the panel feels super nice and smooth again. The downside obviously is, that it’s only temporary and that it does not look particularly nice (although that ship might have sailed anyways, if you have to apply it in the first place). If you’re still interested in giving this a try, find the article here.
There are 3 other options you can pursue (or ask us to pursue for you ;-).
All of them require that the softcoating is stripped off first, which means you have to take the panel apart completely and wash down the softcoating, using Acetone, Isopropyl alcohol or some sort of sticker removal. Next you can go any of these ways: Foil, lacquer – or if you really want it to last: sandblast and anodize it.
Foiling is a cheap and quick way of giving your panels a nice, new look. Plus, it feels nice and is fairly sustainable.
If you want to give this a try – here’s the article on how to get it done. See the below pictures to get an idea of what it could look like: