Metal and Concrete Water-Based Epoxy Primer Zinc Free – Steel Plus CR
Steel Plus CR is a heavy duty water based epoxy primer that can be used on metal or concrete where maximum long-term protection is desired. It’s a zinc free, chip resistant formula with an improved shelf life. The VOC is under 100 g/l to comply with stricter VOC standards. Steel Plus CR Epoxy Primer is also HAPS free.
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Steel Plus Epoxy Primer is a fast drying two-component water-based epoxy primer for metal and concrete surfaces. It has excellent rust inhibitive qualities, is also low odor, and HAP’s free. It mixes 4 parts epoxy to 1 part curing agent, and is easy to apply and provides about a 2 to 4 hour pot life, depending on surrounding temperatures. It requires no induction time, just mix and apply immediately. It is the primer of choice for all of Burke’s Epoxy topcoats. Steel Plus Epoxy Primer meets USDA guidelines for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants and is a great solution for OEM as well as plant maintenance applications.
How to Apply Two Part Metal and Concrete Gray Primer:
Steel Plus Epoxy Primer CR Surface Preparation:
Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with BC-4000 cleaner or another suitable cleaner. Thoroughly cured old coatings or new smooth metal may require scuff sanding for maximum adhesion.
Moderate Exposure: Abrasive blast to SSPC-SP-6 commercial blast before priming.
Severe Exposures: an Abrasive blast to SSPC-SP-10 near white blast before priming.
How to Thin Steel Plus Epoxy Primer CR Concrete and Metal Primer:
Only apply metal primer when air and surface temperatures are between 50oF and 100oF and surface temperature is at least 5oF above the dew point.
Roller or Brush Primer: Use as mixed. Dilute with water as needed
Air Atomizing Spraying Primer: Dilute 5-10% with water if needed
Airless Spraying Primer: Normally not needed
Soap and water
Recommended Topcoats: Steel Plus Epoxy Topcoats, Urethane Topcoats
Equipment Recommended Applying Steel Plus CR:
Filter: Use 30 mesh stainless steel screen or nylon bag when needed
Brush: Use a quality synthetic bristle brush
Roller: Use quality roller cover
Air Atomized Sprayer: Follow equipment manufacturer’s nozzle and needle selection recommendation for use with medium viscosity paints. Spray at 45-60 psi.
Airless Sprayer: 1800-2400 psi with 0.017 to 0.021 tip.
Hot Spraying Temperature: 120F
Steel Plus CR VOC Information: 52.5 g/L or 0.44 Lb/gal (parts “A” & “B” combined)
Flash Point: N/A
Steel Plus CR Appearance: Satin to flat gray
*** FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. ***
California Prop. 65 warning: Detectable amounts of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, may be found in this product or its vapors. For specific information refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS).
Steel Plus CR Epoxy Metal and Concrete Primer Ordering Information:
Product Number Size Wt./Case Case Quantity 30-CR850A-F1 1 Gallon 44 4 30-CR850A-F5 5 Gallons 59 1
Required Steel Plus CR Curing Agent: 16-CURE; mixing ratio (4) parts “A” + (1) part “B” by volume
APPEARANCE Satin to flat gray
CURING AGENT 16-CURE; mixing ratio (4) parts “A” + (1) part “B” by volume
RECOMMENDED TOPCOATS Steel Plus Epoxy Topcoats, Urethane Topcoats
WEIGHT PER GALLON 10.92 Lbs
SOLIDS BY WEIGHT 58.94%
SOLIDS BY VOLUME 45.99% (part “A” alone), 45.97% (part “A” & “B” combined)
RECOMMENDED DFT 2.5 mils
WFT TO ACHIEVE DFT 5.5 mils
INDUCTION TIME None
THEORETICAL COVERAGE @1 MIL DFT 735 sq. ft./gal
ACTUAL COVERAGE AT RECOMMENDED DFT 294 sq. ft./gal
DRY TIME @77OF
AND 50% HUMIDITY Tack Free: 20-60 minutes
Handle: 2-4 hour
Recoat: 1 hour after dry to touch
Full Cure: 7 days (drying can be accelerated)
POT-LIFE 2 hours (mix just enough paint to use up in 2 hours)
OF CURED FILM 300oF
SHELF-LIFE 1 year
PACKAGING 1 gallon kit, 5 gallon kit
1 Gallon, 5 Gallons