Application

SUPERTHERM ® is a water-borne combination of high- performance aliphatic urethanes, elastomeric acrylics, , and resin additives which produces a tough, yet flexible coating film. Designed for performance and durability SUPERTHERM ® contains 4 unique ceramics to block up to 95% of Solar Heat entering a structure due to Visual Light, Ultra Violet (UV), and Infrared (IR).  SUPERTHERM ® is a flexible membrane with low permeability that can greatly reduce expansion and contraction of a roof. It also prevents corrosion and surface deterioration.

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
  3. citrus cleaner to release dirt and degreaser residue.
  4. Pressure-wash if possible @ 3500 psi. 
  5. 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. SUPERTHERM ® must be applied during proper temperatures (below) and the prescribed overcoat window of the coating over which it will be applied. 
  2.  Maximum Surface Temperature when applying: 150°F(65°C)
  3.  Minimum Surface Temperature when applying: 40°F (5°C)
  4. Maximum Surface Temperature after curing: 300°F  (149°C) 
  • NOTE: Use RUSTGRIP ® as a primer when needed.  Refer to RUSTGRIP ® technical data sheet for overcoat window.

  • NOTE:  If pack rust or mill scale exist, it must be removed by grit blast, power tool or needle gun.  Once removed, begin with Step 1 (power wash).
  • NOTE:  Harsh environments where color is desired, or where pooling may occur: SUPERTHERM ® should be over coated with ENAMOGRIP ® (solvent based) over metal or concrete, SP SEAL COAT ® or SP LIQUID MEMBRANE ® over flexible surfaces (foam, tar, rubber and wood).
  • NOTE: Modified bitumen, asphalt roofing and single-ply
    membranes must be primed with the appropriate primer
    (i.e. Super Base/HS or SP Single-Ply Primer).

MIXING
SUPERTHERM ® should be mechanically mixed or mixed by hand (boxing) for three minutes, then applied. 

 

APPLICATION
SUPERTHERM ® can be applied by brush, roller or spray; however, the preferred method is by air or airless sprayer. it should never be applied directly over rust, nor should It ever be diluted or thinned.

  1. If application is by brush, use a soft bristle brush.
  2. If application is by roller, use a 3/4 inch nap roller.
  3. If application is by spray, use a standard airless sprayer
    (2 gallons/minute at 3,300 psi.) with a .029-.033 tip
    according to fan width spread of application and pump
    pressure. To achieve proper thickness, temperature
    and humidity must be considered by applicator.
  • NOTE: The number of applications and the thickness of each should be in accordance with the job specifications.

  • NOTE: All filters should be removed from both the gun handle and spray machine prior to application,  as they will trap the ceramics. 
  • NOTE: Temperatures must always be a minimum of 5 degrees above the dew point during application. 
  • NOTE:  If SUPERTHERM ® is applied during a period of extremely high humidity or if there is rain  soon after the application, bubbles may appear on the surface.  Do not puncture these bubbles. This is normal and the coating will continue to cure with no effect on the performance or appearance of the coating. Bubbles will dry down tight and disappear without a trace or imprint.
  • NOTE:  2" corrugation = roof size x 135%; 2.5" corrugation = roof size x 145%; 3" corrugation = roof size x 160%

MINIMUM SPREAD RATES (mil thickness)
SUPERTHERM ® will be applied at no less than a total of 17 mils wet(425 microns)/9 mils dry (229 microns) for each  application. Spread Rate is 95 sq ft per gallon. (8.7 sq meter per gallon)

CURE TIME

  1. 30-60 minutes to tack free at 70°F (21°C)
  2. Overcoat: 2 hours when 70°F (21°C) at 40% Relative Humidity
  3. Full Cure: 21 days at above conditions.


TEMPERATURE

  1. Apply between 40°F. and 100°F.
  2. Store between 40°F. and 100°F.

CLEAN-UP EQUIPMENT

  1. After completion, spray system should be cleaned with
    soap and water; cleaned brushes and rollers can be
    reused.

 

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

* SEMI POROUS SUBSTRATES - ie. Weathered metal surfaces ( 5-10 years old ), no primer needed (if no rust is present)
Apply SUPERTHERM ® at 95 sq. ft./gallon ( 17 mils WFT = 9 mils DFT ) A wet mil gauge is recommended.

* TIGHT SUBSTRATES - ie. New galvanized metal / slick metal surfaces and aluminum - apply RUSTGRIP ® at 300 sq.ft./ gallon as a primer first, then SUPERTHERM ® at 95 sq.ft./ gallon (if there are rusted areas, RUSTGRIP ® coverage will reduce to 200 sq.ft./ gallon as RUSTGRIP ® soaks into the rust to stop it, at it's source ).

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* POROUS SUBSTRATES - ie. Concrete surfaces: If painted before, just make sure all loose or flaking paint is off first, then apply
SUPER
THERM ® directly at 95 sq. ft./gallon ( 17 mils WFT = 9 mils DFT ) A wet mil gauge is recommended.
If not painted before, seal concrete first using SUPERBASE (HS) ® at 100 sf / gallon or SP INTERLOCK / INNERSEAL ® at a net spread rate of 90-175 sf / gallon applied in three applications or SUNSHIELD ® at 170 sf / gallon ( 9 mils WFT = 4.5 mils DFT ) A wet mil gauge is recommended, then apply SUPERTHERM ® at 190 sq. ft./gallon ( 8 mils WFT = 4.5 mils DFT ). This gives a TOTAL for both coatings of 90 sq. ft./gallon ( 17 mils WFT = 9 mils DFT ) A wet mil gauge is recommended.

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