Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer - Boat Bottom Paint -
APPLICATION GUIDE AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer is a water based silicone-epoxy coating that can be used by itself or as a primer having exceptional corrosion resistance in a marine environment. Test data has also indicated good corrosion resistance with some applications on untreated cold rolled steel and aluminum. Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer adheres to a broad range of substrates including wood, concrete, fiberglass, metals, and most plastics including epoxies, polyurethanes, and alkyds. For improved adhesion Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer can be applied to treated surfaces as follows: (Steel: SSPC 10. Aluminum: SSPC 7. Fiberglass: 80 grit sand. Concrete: 28 day minimum cure and power wash using acid etch or shot blast.)
Before mixing, shake or stir each component until homogenous. Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer is a 2 component product packaged in 1 Gallon and 5 Gallon kit which contains the proper ratio of ingredients. The entire contents of each container should be mixed together. For quantities less than the pre-packaged kit, mix as follows: To 11 parts of the A component, mix in 2 parts of the B component. Mix the A and the B until completely blended. NO INDUCTION PERIOD NECESSARY... Spray or Roll immediately.
Thinning and Clean up
It is not necessary to thin Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer. Clean up by using soap and water while in an uncured state.
Application and Recoating
In most applications spray Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer to obtain a 3 to 5 mil dry or 6 to 8 wet mils of coating. To ensure a pin hole free coating and to achieve the best corrosion resistance it is sometimes necessary to apply two coats. To avoid sagging and to obtain a pin hole free surface apply two coats of 3 to 5 dry mils. Allow to cure over night or at least ½ hour in between the two coatings. If the Wearlon® Super F-6M Primer does not want to wet, then lightly sand the original coating with a 400 grit sandpaper and remove any loose residue using an Acetone dampen rag prior to the application of the second coating. On sand blasted cold roll steel it may be necessary to apply flash rust additive 104-K prior to Wearlon coating. Make sure the surface temperature is above 40°F and the relative humidity is below 90% before coating. Allow at least 24 hours and ideally one week of curing before putting into service. If the Wearlon surface has become damaged or has excessive wear, then an occasional touch up may be required. This can be achieved by simply spraying 1 to 3 mils over the existing Wearlon surface and allowing it to cure for at least 24 hours prior to putting it back in service. Shelf Life: 6 months Storage: DO NOT FREEZE
Caution: Extremely Slippery—care must be followed when transporting or walking on this surface.
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Silicone/epoxy waterbased Color: Various (contact WEARLON® representative) Pot life: 60 min. @ 68°F Induction Time: None Solids: by Weight 49% Coverage Rate: Approx. 165 sq. ft. @ 4-5 mil DFT (85% Yield) Tensile Strength: > 1750psi Elongation: ASTM 2370>5% Adhesion: ASTM D451>1000psi Abrasion: (CS 17/Kg/1000 cycles) <40 mg loss Cure Time: Cures at room temperature. Dry to the touch in 2 hours. Force cure 300°F for 30 min. Many applications can be returned to service the next day. VOC: ASTM 3960-1.0#/gl. Heat Resistance: Do not exceed 275°F continuous service CAUTION: Wearlon® surfaces have a low coefficient of friction and therefore tend to be slippery.
To the best of our knowledge the technical data contained herein is true and accurate at the date of this issuance and is subject to change without prior notice. User must contact Wearlon® distributor/representative to verify correctness before specifying or ordering. No guarantee of accuracy is given or implied. Plastic Maritime guarantees its products to conform to Plastic Maritime quality control. Plastic Maritime assumes no responsibility for coverage, performance, or injuries resulting from use. Liability, if any, is limited to replacement of products. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY PLASTIC MARITIME, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF THE LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR OR CALL PLASTIC MARITIME AT 518-587-7624.
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