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:
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Required Steel Plus CR Curing Agent: 16-CURE; mixing ratio (4) parts “A” + (1) part “B” by volume