RUSTGRIP ® is a one-part, metallic-filled moisture-cured, penetrating polyurethane that can be used as a primer, topcoat or to encapsulate. It can be applied to metal, concrete, masonry and wood, as specified. It comes in three formulas: RUST GRIP-1 is the basic formula, RUST GRIP-ME is for hot climates and RUST GRIP 1000 is for low VOC concerns.

SURFACE PREPARATION
Surface must be clean from oil, tar, rust, grease,salts, and films.
1) Use general degreaser if needed.
2) Clean surface using TSP (tri-sodium-phosphate) or a citrus cleaner to release dirt and degreaser residue.
3) Pressure-wash if possible @ 3500 psi.
4) Salt contamination on a surface can come as a result of salt water, fertilizers, and car exhaust. Use Chlor*Rid or equivalent to decontaminate surface if salts are present. Acceptable levels:
Nitrates: 5-10 mcg/cm², Sulfates: 5-10 mcg/cm², Chlorides: 3-5 mcg/cm²

Surface must be completely dry before applying.
1) RUSTGRIP ® must be applied during proper temperatures and the prescribed overcoat window of the coating over which it will be applied.
2) If applied over an existing coating having a glossed or shiny finish, it must be sanded and roughed to remove gloss before application, to improve the profile.
3) Additional coats of RUST GRIP® can only be applied when the 1st coat becomes tacky to the touch and has little to no transfer of coating. After this stage, the surface must be lightly sanded to improve the profile.

NOTE: If pack rust or mil-scale exists, they must be removed by grit blast, power tool or pneumatic zip gun. Glossy surfaces should be sanded to a dull finish to improve the profile and enhance adhesion. If mil-scale exists on hot rolled steel, the pores will be blocked and the surface must be taken to a SSPC – SP6 or SP11. Once these steps are taken, begin Surface Preparation Instructions. (Above)

NOTE: Never use a needle gun. This compacts rust into the pores and blocks RUST GRIP from anchoring.

MIXING
1) Mix by hand or with a power drill using low-medium speed with NO vortex. (A vortex will draw moisture into the coating.)
2) When the container is opened, the coating will be a yellowish green color. Mix continuously (with no vortex) until the entire surface of the coating turns a silver gray color. Once the coating color has turned completely silver-gray, mix for two more minutes making sure all paste is off of the bottom. Stirring this paste distributes the metallic pigments throughout the coating.

NOTE: Once container is opened, the product must either be used completely, or sealed with plastic before reattaching lid after use, or repackaged and sealed well in an unlined metal can. Product may thicken if left open in can. Pour off the amount you intend to use after proper stirring. If left open, the product will harden in the container.
For start & stop (lunch), drop gun into solvent pail and cover
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POT LIFE
4 hours at 70°F degrees (21°C) at 60% or higher Relative Humidity. Cooler temperatures; longer pot life. Warmer; shorter pot life. Higher humidity shortens pot life. Lower; may lengthen pot life.

CURE TIME
1) 30-60 minutes to tack-free when 70°F. (21°C) at 40%. relative humidity.
2) Fully cures in thirty days when 70°F. (21°C) at 40%. relative humidity

HUMIDITY TEMPERATURE OVERCOAT MATRIX (pdf)

RUST GRIP T2 for Hot Climates°
1) 60-120 minutes to tack free when 80°F (26C) or higher at 50% RH or higher.
2) Fully cures in 21 days when 80°F (26C) at 50% RH or higher.

APPLICATION
1) RUSTGRIP ® can be applied by soft bristle brush or ¼” nap roller made for solvent use or spray. If application is by spray, use a standard airless sprayer (1.5 gallons/minute at 3,300 psi) with a .013-.017 tip.
2) In all applications (brush or roller), apply at “half-speed” and use a cross-hatch method (side-to-side, then top-to-bottom) slowly to prevent pinholes and allow penetration.
3) If encapsulating rust, lead-based paint, other bio-hazardous materials or bridges, brushing is the preferred application method. Apply the first coat by brush (keeping it very wet at all times), using the cross-hatch method. Go about 30 feet then return to the beginning and apply a second coat identical to the first. A third coat may be required. This method will insure the coating is worked into the pores and fully encapsulates the existing surface, while leaving enough coating over the surface to avoid pinholes.

• Maximum/minimum surface temperature when applying: 150°F (65°C) / 50°F (10°C)
• Maximum surface temperature when curing: 325°F (163°C)
• Failure will occur at a constant temperature =/> 325°F (163°C)

APPLICATION NOTES:
1) The number of coats necessary and the thickness of each will be in accordance with the job specifications, blast profile, or rust profile.
2) Temperatures must always be a minimum of 5 degrees above the dew point during application.
3) At high RH values of 60% or more, RUSTGRIP ® cures very quickly and the window for applying another layer of coating is very short. At 85% RH, it could be determined that one has only an hour or less over-coat window depending on the ambient temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster solvents evaporate out of the coating. It is always best to overcoat immediately when the first coat of RUSTGRIP ® becomes dry to the touch. Since the curing process is so dependent on ambient temperature and RH, the physical touch-test is always the best approach when working in high humidity environments. RH of 60% and up.
4) For high ambient temperatures and high surface temperatures, SPI recommends RUST GRIP T2. This will provide slower cure time in high heat, to make over-coating more manageable.
5) Surface profile must be factored when estimating the spread rate and amount of product required. Allow for penetration into the profile and adjust accordingly (i.e. if the profile takes 2 mil (50 micron) to fill before achieving the 6 mils (150 microns) then you must figure 8 mil (200 microns) dry as the appropriate spread rate).
6) HIGH-HEAT SYSTEM: a)HPC applied over hot surface at thickness according to temperature level, b) RUSTGRIP ® applied @ 150sqft (145sm) for toughness, then c) SP Liquid Membrane for water/air seal plus rubber flex for movement.
7) Apply RUSTGRIP ® at a minimum thickness of 8mils wet / 4 mils dry over the highest peaks of the surface profile. Allow for absorption into the substrate and filling profile when figuring spread rate.

8) Use Acetone to aid in drying surface before applying RUSTGRIP ®, when needed. DO NOT use mineral spirits or ANY OTHER SOLVENT for this purpose.

CLEANING EQUIPMENT
1) If breaks are taken, spray systems should be flushed with MEK or other compareable solvents.
2) After completion, spray system should be flushed and cleaned with MEK or other compareable solvents.
3) After completion, brushes and rollers should be discarded, or they can also be cleaned with MEK or other compareable solvents, stored and reused.

 

RUSTGRIP ®

APPLICATION METHOD / RECOMMENDED COATING SYSTEM

RUST GRIP MESH PATCH APPLICATION VIDEO

GALVANIZED STEEL PROS-CONS

RUST GRIP OVER GALVANIZED METAL-SPI SPECS

PREPARATION OF SUBSTRATE :
( Methods: SSPC-SP 1, SP 2, SP 3, SP 6, SP 7, SP 12 )
Can power wash with solvent wipe down, light commercial blast, or power hand tool to remove loose flake and debris before applying. Can use power tool ( within the guidelines of Clean Air Act ) with vacuum to prep lead-based paints ( as discussed at Steel Structures Painting Council--SSPC--meeting March 15-17, 2001 and attended by EPA and NIOSH ) before applying RUSTGRIP ® over lead-based paints. Alternative to abatement of lead paints. Surfaces should be clean, dry and sound. Existing surface dirt, oil, tar, grease and film should be removed from surface by approved methods ( TSP-Tri-Sodium Phosphate or equivalent ) prior to application of RUSTGRIP ®. MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY or being a moisture cure it will start curing before it has an opportunity to become part of the substrate and could flake off.
Aluminum Preparation using 409 Citrus Cleaner

It is also advised that the Letter from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation be reviewed.

IMPORTANT:
Stir product thoroughly before using. RUSTGRIP ® can be applied slowly with soft bristle brush, roller or spray equipment. If spraying use standard airless sprayer (3,000 psi or less) with a .015 tip. It should be applied evenly without buildup at the prescribed thickness. Overly thick application or applying too quickly may cause surface bubbling from gassing. Apply in two coats using crosshatch method ( side-to-side, up and down over same area ). RUSTGRIP ® over RUSTGRIP ® must be overcoated within 4 hours. NOTE : If overcoating with any other paint products, do so within a 2 week time period of initial application of RUSTGRIP ®. It is preferable that the overcoat be applied within a day or two so that they can cure down together.

CAUTION: Wear gloves and protective clothing. Extremely tough to clean off skin. Throw away brushes and rollers after use. Wear eye protection. * CLEAN UP IMMEDIATELY OR WILL RUIN EQUIPMENT. SOLVENT: Clean-up or reduction, use MEK or MIBK. If sprayed, keep solvent ready to clean equipment before breaks (lunch hour) or at conclusion of job.

NOTE - 1 mil = 1 thousandths of an inch 1/1000"
FEATURES:

* USDA approved ( safe around foods ) Lead & chromite free VOC - Rating: 414 gram / ltr, California EPA ( Table of Standards ) maximum accepted VOC allowed is 500 grams \ liter under the classification of: "Metallic pigmented coatings"
* Solids By volume: 51.4% \ By weight.: 62.2% \ Weight: 9.18 Ibs. per gallon Viscosity: 77F. = 59 KU / 320 centipoise SAG test: 4 mils WFT = 320 cps +/- 5% ( viscosity )
* FILM THICKNESS - 4 mils WFT \ 2 mils DFT per coat, ( 400 sq.ft./gal .) ( A wet mil gauge is recommended )
METAL or other non porous substrates ie. bridges 8 mils WFT \ 4 mils DFT
CONCRETE or other porous substrates 10 mils WFT \ 5 mils DFT
* Dry Time: 30-60 minutes @ 70°F (21°C); topcoat immediately after surface is dry to the touch but within two weeks; RUSTGRIP ® over RUSTGRIP ® must be overcoated within 4 hours. Higher temperatures and humidity will shorten cure times and lower temperatures will slow curing
* May be used by itself without an additional top coat product.
* Excellent adhesion to wide variety of substrates. Attaches into the pores of metal, concrete or any other substrate and expands to lock in.
* Cures by reacting to moisture in the air.
* A portion of a container may be used and re-sealed for later use, if done so carefully and with an air tight seal. A piece of poly between the can and the lid is recommended to prevent them from becoming one and thereby being impossible to open. A skin may form on surface of the product. Remove the skin and use as directed.
* Salt Spray Corrosion Test: 15000 hours / Rating Procedure B:9 (Key to Rating 0-10; 0=complete failure, 10=excellent)
* Vehicle Type: Aromatic Polyurethane
* Pigment Type: Aluminum \ Shelf life: 1 year Gloss: Low angular sheen
* Impact Resistance: 200+ psi Front \ 160 psi Back Abrasion-Resistance: ASTM D4060 Graded 18, (excellent)
* Lead-Based Paint Approval: Tested and approved by ASTM E1795 for lead-based paint encapsulation for all local, state, federal agencies, offers 6750 psi tensile strength.
Transmission of electrical currents: Can withstand 18 volts without disbonding. For underground pipes and tanks.

IMPORTANT:
Wear skin and eye protection. Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes. If solution does come in contact with eyes, flush immediately with water and contact a physician for medical attention. Avoid prolonged contact with skin or breathing of spray mist. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This is a flammable liquid. Keep away from flame or fire or other sources of ignition.

COVERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS:
Non-Porous Substrates
Non-Rusted Metal, Fiberglass 300 sq.ft / gallon.

Porous Substrates
Wood, Concrete, Rusted Metal ( as a primer & top coat) 200 sq.ft./ gallon, 2 coats
Apply coating in 2 applications, using the cross-hatch method (up & down, side-to-side)
Bridges and/or Encapsulation ... 100-150 sq.ft. / gal. ( use brush or roller on 1st coat )
Apply in two coats ( 3 - 4 mils) to four coats ( 5 - 6 mils), depending upon specified mils required.

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