Epoxy zinc phosphate primer
Two-component, solvent-borne polyamide cured epoxy with corrosion inhibitive pigments.
As a primer coat on steel prior to application of epoxy or polyurethane coatings or single-pack anti-corrosive coatings.
- Exhibits excellent corrosion protection of steel.
- Contains corrosion inhibitive pigments.
- Easily overcoated with decorative epoxy or polyurethane twin-packs.
- Good pot life allows for flexibility during application.
Steel should preferably be abrasive blast cleaned to a minimum standard of SA 2,5 of Swedish Code of Practice SIS 055900. The anchor pattern should be approximately 40 – 60 microns. If hand cleaning is used, nothing less than a SA 3 finish is acceptable. However, this method of cleaning will significantly reduce the life of the system.
All metal to be coated must be clean, mechanically sound and dry.
Properties During Application
|Application by||Brush or airless spray.|
|Pot life||8 hours/5l|
|Induction period||Allow to stand for 30 minutes in shade after mixing|
|Volume solids (typical)||50 %|
|Recommended average DFT per coat||40 µm|
|Theoretical coverage for above dft||12 m2/l on smooth surface|
|Wet film thickness at above||80 µm|
|Practical coverage for estimating purposes||8 – 10 m2/l|
|Salt spray resistance||Good with no blistering, wrinkling or loss of adhesion and no corrosion of test panel (visible or under the film,i.e. creep)|
|Recommended no of coats||2 – 3 coats, depending on anchor pattern and use, e.g. constant submersion|
|Dry time @ 25º C||Touch dry : 1 – 2 hours
Hard dry : 12 hrs
Full cure : 7 days
|Overcoating time @ 25º C||Min : 8 hrs
Max : 48 hrs
|Application temp. Range||10º C – 40º C|
|Fire resistance of wet film||Flammable|
|Do not apply||If humidity is in excess of 85 %|
|Do not apply||If surface is less than 2º C above dew point|
Properties of Wet Material
|Mixing ratio||4 base : 1 activator by volume|
|Density (typical)||1.40 g/cm3|
|Flash point||25º C|
|Dilution||abe.®cote Thinners no 3 if required|
|Consistency||Low viscosity liquid|
|Toxicity||Uncured material is toxic|
|Shelf life||2 years from date of manufacture|
|Storage conditions||Store under cover in cool conditions|
Bonding / Priming
The product is a corrosion protective primer. For subsequent top coats of epoxy or polyurethane applications prime the abe.®cote 384 with abe.®cote 386 for improved bonding and superior finishing.
Stir contents of each container, particularly the base, very well. Add the activator to base and stir together for at least five minutes using a flat paddle. Mechanical mixing gives better dispersion than manual mixing. A suitable mixing method would be a slow speed electric drill (approximately 200 r/min) fitted with a paddle.
If only part of a kit is to be used, add one volume of activator to 4 volumes of base. Measuring must be accurate and separate stirrers used for proportioning each component. The mixed material must be left to stand in a cool place for 20 minutes prior to application.
By brush or airless spray. In the latter case, a tip of approximately 250 ?m size may be used.
abe.®cote 384 should not be applied if the ambient temperature is below 10°C. The curing reaction will not occur at low temperature. If surfaces are not at least 2°C above dew point, there is every chance that a film of condensed moisture may be present. This will interfere with the adhesion of the coating. Wet film thickness as per recommendation should not be exceeded as this can result in solvent entrapment, as can too early overcoating. Solvent entrapment in the film can lead to disastrous performance. Stir frequently during use.
Tools can be cleaned with abe® super brush cleaner before material has cured.
Protection on Completion
Against traffic and spillage until cured.
Temperature & Relative Humidity
See “Application” and “Properties During Application”.
Two component epoxy zinc phosphate primer for metal surfaces. The coating shall be abe.®cote 384, a two component epoxy zinc phosphate primer applied to prepared metal surfaces in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations, a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals.
abe.®cote 384 is supplied in 5l kits.
Handling & Storage
This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place under cover in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.
Health & Safety
Wet abe.®cote 384 is toxic and flammable. Always ventilate the working area well during application and drying. Avoid flames in vicinity. Always wear gloves and eye protection when working with the material and avoid excessive inhalation and skin contact. If material is splashed in the eye, wash with copious quantities of clean water and seek medical attention.
Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements.