Frequently Asked Questions
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Albedo is a measure of reflective ability. 1.00 albedo means that all of the light is reflected from the surface and 0.00 means that no light is reflected. The whiter the surface the higher is the albedo value. A black object reflects no light which means that its´albedo is 0.00. Snow however can have an albedo of 0.9 = 90% reflection.
Albedo100 Reflective Spray reflects the light in the same direction as the light that hits the object. So when you are hit by light from a car it is only the passengers in the car that will see the reflection. People standing at the ”wrong” angle will not see the reflection. Our recommendation is to spray on low areas, since headlights using half-beam tend to be directed towards the ground. The legs are a good place to spray – the combination of being closer to the ground, and moving increases visibility.
A large 6.8oz can will last for approximately 100 sprays at almost .04oz/sec. Remember to always clean the nozzle after every use by spraying upside down for 1-2 sec. Spraying upside down will prevent blockage during future uses.
Albedo100 Reflective Spray consists of transparent glue, reflective microspheres and propellant gas (butan/propan gas-mixture). In order to optimize adhesion to different surfaces, the formula differs between the sprays.
Albedo100 Reflective Spray is not dangerous, but as with all sprays it should be used as intended and not by children. Only spray in well-ventilated areas, preferably outside. Do not spray close to eyes, mouth or nose, and do not inhale the spray.
Albedo100 Reflective Spray is made of components that do not irritate the skin. E.g a glue is used, which is similar to that on most adhesive plasters. But if you are sensitive, you should take care, and avoid direct contact with the skin.
Albedo100 Reflective Spray adheres to dry textiles and is best on materials such as jeans, fleece, linen etc. The spray is less adhesive to plastic and nylon.
You can spray on all clothing. However it is very difficult to remove from leather. Albedo100 Reflective Spray does not affect the surface, structure, feel or colour of the clothing/textile.
If you follow the instructions you will get a surface of spray which is invisible in daylight, but light-reflective. So you shouldn´t be able to see the spray unless you shine a light on it. However, do not spray on wet surfaces. Only spray on dry surfaces, otherwise much of the reflective effect will disappear. This applies particularly to fur. If you don´t see a reflective effect it usually depends on how you control the result. The best way to control the result is to: Hold a flashlight at eye-level and shine on the sprayed area. Take a photo using a flash, and look at the picture. Sit in a car, turn on the headlights, and view the sprayed object from a distance..
How long Albedo100 Reflective Spray adheres depends on several factors. The main factors are if the sprayed surface is exposed to mechanical wearing, what material you have sprayed on, and the amount of spray. Under normal conditions and wear, the spray usually sticks to e.g jeans for a few days. Since the effect is gradually worn off we recommend that you control the effect continuously and add more spray if necessary. When you wash your clothes, the spray will disappear completely which means you have to repeat the procedure.
Albedo100 Invisible Bright, Sparkling Grey and Horse and Pets disappears when washed. If it does not disappear completely you have probably sprayed too much, and too close to the surface. However the spray will disappear eventually. Soak the object in water and soap/detergent and carefully rub the surface by hand. Remember that Albedo Light Metallic is permanent and intended for permanent use, and is therefore not removable.
You can spray different texts and symbols. The best result is achieved if you cut out templates and spray on the template (in order to get even edges).
I want to spray my bicycle and I am wondering if there is a product that is durable and water resistant?
Yes! In this case you should use Albedo100 Light Metallic. It is a permanent spray that doesn´t disappear when washed. The effect is astonishing on wheels on babystrollers, bicycles, gates, letter boxes, kayaks, garbage cans, tools, metal, painted surfaces, sidewalks, fences, nylon textiles, bicycle-helmets etc.
No. However remember that Albedo100 Reflective Spray adheres best to surfaces that are dry when you apply the spray. If you go out in the rain after application, the spray will not disappear. It is not until you wash your clothes that the ingredients in the detergent dissolves the glue, together with the mechanical effect, that it will disappear.