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Blue-Kote R-18 is a water based, air or forced dry, hand peel-able, U.V. resistant, temporary protective coating. When applied to most non-porous surfaces (glass, porcelain, fiberglass, gel coat, aluminum and stainless steel) the coating provides protection from abuse. Do not use R-18 on acrylic due to high adhesion.

 

R-18 minimizes surface damage during assembly, rigging, shipment, installation, and subsequent construction or rehab work. Paint, sealants, abrasives and chemicals are kept away from protective surface. Just prior to final inspection, the coating is easily peeled from the surface. In addition to forming an extremely tough film R-18 exhibits  quick dry times and good water resistance when fully cured.

 

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE

Blue-Kote paint is a viscous light blue liquid.

 

COVERAGE

(SQ. FT/MIL OF DRY FILM/GALLON): 786, POUNDS PER GALLON: 8.9 + 0.2., COATING V.O.C., (EPA Method 24): 0 G/L or 0.0 Lb/Gallon.

 

STORAGE LIFE (IN CLOSED CONTAINER):

6 Mo. at recommended temps.

 

MINIMUM FILM FORMING TEMPERATURE:

50 degrees F.

PRODUCT PACKAGING

R-18 is supplied ready to use for roll-on, brush,air or airless spray application in 1 gallon pails (4 per case), 5 gallon pails, or 55 gallon drums.

 

STORAGE

Store at temperatures above 50 degrees F. and below 110 degrees F.

 

RECOMMENDED DRY THICKNESS

4 to 8 mils.

 

CURE CYCLE

Air cure time will vary depending on wet film thickness and atmospheric conditions (temperature, air velocity, and relative humidity). Optimizing these conditions will decrease dry times. Consult your product representative for further information

 

PRODUCT USE INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL:

The following directions and recommendations are intended to serve as a guide and may require modification to meet local conditions. No Mixing required. Use as received. Do not thin. The intended substrate must be clean and dry to accept the protective coating properly. Loose debris, or dust, or other contamination may degrade product effectiveness and peel-ability.

 

AIRLESS SPRAY APPLICATION

Airless spray equipment capable of generating a fluid pressure of 2000-2500#. Select a tip size suitable for your application and equipment capabilities. Adjust the fluid pressure to achieve proper atomization and spray pattern.

 

CONVENTIONAL AIR SPRAY APPLICATIONS

Conventional air spray equipment may be used. Some products may require the use of a larger fluid nozzle and/or thinning with water to spray. Note that the addition of water will require you to apply more material to obtain the desired dry film thickness and will increase the time to dry the coating. Use as little water as possible.

 

ROLLER AND BRUSH APPLICATION

Roll or brush on as heavy a coat as possible in one direction and allow drying. A second coat may be required. Apply the second coat perpendicular to the first to obtain a strong, uniform film. Dry film build required in mil. 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 12. Wet mils. to apply  9 : 11 : 13 : 14 : 16 : 18 : 21 : 25. **Square feet of coverage 194 : 155 : 129 : 111 : 97 : 86 : 75 : 64. ** Theoretical Coverage-Actual coverage may be slightly lower due to transfer efficiency factors. Seller makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or any other matter with respect to this product. Since conditions of use are beyond sellers' control, buyer assumes all risk of use of this product. Sellers' sole obligation will be to replace the product if found to be defective. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability for use of this product under the conditions present at the time of application. M.S.D.S. available upon request.

 

PRODUCT PRECAUTIONS

NOTE: CONSULT MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR HANDLING AND SAFETY

 

Use with adequate ventilation.

DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Avoid prolonged contact with skin. While spraying, wear a suitable respirator with an ammonia cartridge to prevent inhalation of over spray and vapors.

Keep containers closed when not in use.

DO NOT allow the product to freeze. Frozen liquid material cannot be rejuvenated  and will not function properly.

DO NOT apply the product to other surfaces other than those specifically noted prior to thoroughly testing.

DO NOT apply the coating too thin! This will result in a weak discontinuous film,which will be difficult to remove and offer no protection.

DO NOT apply the coating when it will be exposed to rain, moisture or freezing temperatures before it can fully cure.

DO NOT attempt to peel the coatings at extreme temperatures. They will peel easily at normal room temperature. Very high temperatures (more than 160 deg. F.) may cause the coating to fail.

DO NOT apply the coating over small, intricate or delicate parts. These areas should be masked with plastic film or tape as the coating may be difficult to remove.

WARNING! CONTAINS MODIFIED ACRYLIC LATEX. DO NOT ALLOW PRODUCT

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