Metal Etch Primer

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A premium-quality single pack (pre-treatment) etch primer suitable for spraying, dipping or brush application to well-prepared mild steel. Used extensively as an after blast primer.

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Product Specs:

Available in 500ml, 1, 5 and 20-litre packs, unless otherwise stated.

Colours:

  • Black
  • Grey (500ml, 1l + 5l)
  • Red Oxide

Technical Data Sheet

CODE:
MEP

DESCRIPTION:
Dekade Metal Etch Primer is a single pack Poly vinyl Butyral pre-treatment primer. Provides good adhesion and flexibility.

PRODUCT BENEFITS:
Ideally suited as a fast drying pre-treatment prior to applying a full paint system. Used extensively as an after blast primer. Provides an excellent surface for a variety of paint systems.

SURFACE PREPARATION:
Surfaces to be coated must be thoroughly cleaned with Dekade Trade Degreaser followed by water rinses and drying.
STEEL: For best results abrasive blast to SA 2.5 of the Swedish Standard.Alternate but less effective: Prepare steel by wire brushing to the above standard.
Overcoat as soon as possible after blasting: before flash rusting occurs. GALVANISED IRON: Thoroughly clean with Scotchbrite Pads and Dekade Galvanised Iron Cleaner. Repeat this procedure until a water break free surface has been obtained.

GENERAL:
Not designed to withstand natural weathering.
Do not apply over rusty unprepared metal surfaces.

APPLICATION:
Stir thoroughly with flat paddle before use. Ready for use as supplied or thin up to 20% with Etch Primer Thinners or Lacquer Thinners. For airless (no thinning required) and conventional spray (thin up to 50%). Clean up with Etch Primer Thinners, Butanol, Methylated Spirits or Lacquer Thinners

TECHNICAL DATA:
Type: PVB/Phenolic with Zinc Chromate
Drying T ime: (T) 10 minutes
@ 25oC (H): 4 Hours
Recoat: 8 Hours
Viscosity: 70 – 80 seconds Ford Cup 4
Solids by Volume: 11 – 13%
Spread rate: Approx. 6m2/Lt
Solids by Mass: 16 – 20%
Flashpoint: 10°C
Recommended DFT: 10 – 15 micron
Colour Range: Red Oxide, Black, Grey
Pack Sizes: 500ml, 1lt, 5lt, 20lt
SG: 0.91 – 0.93
Finish: Sheen

Health and Safety: Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet

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