APPLICATION AND USE
BARE FIBERGLASS: In Good Condition: Begin by
scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh
water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in
Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 180 grade (grit) paper. Remove
sanding residue. In Poor Condition: Clean as above. Sand with 80 grade
(grit) paper. Apply White Undercoater 279.
BARE WOOD: Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply White Undercoater 279. Sand
surface, wipe clean.
BARE METAL: Sandblast or grind, remove sanding residue. Immediately
apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-Lux Solvent 355.
Allow to dry for 1-24 hours. Apply one coat of Epoxy Barrier-Kote
CLEAR EPOXY: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff
brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with
a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 80 grade (grit)
paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Barrier-Kote
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: The surface must be clean and dry. Sand
using 180-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
Apply 2-3 coats of Bilgekote following the
proper dry times. Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper.
Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333.
Bilgekote may be applied by roller and brush using the roll and tip
Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray -
Special Thinner 216.
Thinning Thin if necessary with Brushing Liquid 333 to improve brushing
characteristics. For spray application use Special Thinner 216. Thin no
more than 10%.
Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Epoxy -
Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry
mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the
Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16
Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun
pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou.
Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size:
1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.
Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator
may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual
spraying technique and current weather conditions. Bilgekote is best
applied in thin coats.
Some Important Points
Do not apply heavy coats as this will affect
dry through. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause
improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Product temperature
should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature
should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature
should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F.
Surface must be dry and clean, and free from
grease, detaching paint etc. Be sure to use Epoxy Barrier-Kote 404/414
over clear epoxy to prevent blush from affecting drying and adhesion of
Number of Coats
(Theoretical) - 300 (ft˛/Gal) by brush, 240
(ft˛/Gal) by spray
2.0 mils dry
Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional
Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup