C. C. Edwards Co. Inc
Industrial & Marine Coatings
272 Dorchester Ave,
P.O.Box 358
Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617)268-4111-4112
E-mail: websales@cgedwards.com

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Amercoat 385, multi-purpose epoxy

Product Data
  • Multi-purpose high build epoxy
  • High solids high build epoxy intermediate
  • Primer for durable systems with wide range of topcoats, including polyurethanes and acrylics
  • Ballast water tanklining
  • High build anti-corrosive coating for ship hulls
  • Excellent shop primer for corrosive service
  • Suitable for immersion service
  • Outstanding chemical and weather resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to inorganic zinc silicate
  • Easy application
  • Contains no lead or chromate pigments
  • Low VOC
  • Wide film build range
  • Compatible with a variety of substrates and surface preparations
  • VOC (EPA method 24) lb/gal g/L
    mixed 2.3 276
    mixed/thinned 2.6 311
    Volume solids
    (ASTM D2697 modified)
    68% ±3%

    Amercoat 385 is a high-performance epoxy coating forming a tough, abrasion-resistant, durable film. It adheres strongly to bare steel, coated steel and inorganic zinc silicate primed surfaces on new construction, repair and field maintenance projects.

    Amercoat 385 will also adhere to intact painted surfaces and tight rust and may be used to repair itself or inorganic zinc silicate primers.

    Amercoat 385 provides an excellent barrier to corrosion; its inhibitive pigment version (385PA) affords corrosion inhibition at damaged areas. It has good chemical resistance, making it suitable for use in aggressive environments.

    Amercoat 385 is userfriendly and can be applied by a variety of methods to produce a smooth, fast-drying film. It is suitable for immersion in both salt and fresh water at temperatures up to 140°F, continuous and can be used as a tank lining for alkaline and salt solutions, petroleum fuels, and certain chemicals.

    Amercoat 385 may also be applied over aluminum, stainless steel, galvanizing, concrete and previously coated surfaces in addition to carbon steel.

    Amercoat 880 glassflake may be added to increase film build and lower moisture vapor permeability. For additional information see Amercoat 880 Product Data Sheet or contact your PPG representative.

    Product Qualifications

    • MIL-PRF-23236(C) Type V, Class 7, Grade C
    • Military Sealift Comand - Underwater Hulls, Topside and saltwater ballast tanks service
    • Compliant with USDAIncidental Food Contact Requirements
    • NFPA Class A for flasme spread and smoke development
    • NORSOK M501 Rev. 5, System 7 subsea surfaces
    • MPI Category #108

    Typical Uses

    • Decks, hulls and superstructures of ships, barges and work boats.
    • Piers, offshore platforms and related structures.
    • Tank exteriors in oil refineries, paper mills, chemical processing facilities and waste water treatment plants.
    • Tank lining.
    • Industrial structural steel, machinery and piping.

    Systems Using Amercoat 385
    1st Coat 2nd Coat 3rd Coat
    Amercoat 385 - -
    Amercoat 385 Amercoat 450H -
    Amercoat 385 Amershield -
    68HS Amercoat 385 Amershield/Amercoat 450H
    Dimetcote 9 Amercoat 385 Amershield/Amercoat 450H
    Amercoat 385 Amercoat 385 ABC #3

    Recommended Thinners
    Amercoat 65 Amercoat 101
    Recommended Cleaner
    Amercoat 12 or Thinner
    Click here for Product Data Sheets
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    Amercoat 385 Quick Reference Guide

    Please Note,
    These products are subject to hazmat shipping charges

    Standard Colors
    2 Gallon Kit
    Color name
    10 Gallon Kit
      $ 129.95
    BK-1 Black
    $ 649.95
      $ 129.95
    BR-1 Oxide Red
    $ 649.95
      $ 129.95
    BR3 Buff
    $ 649.95
      $ 129.95
    GR-3 Pearl Grey
    $ 649.95
      $ 129.95
    WH-1 White
    $ 649.95
      $ 67.96
    Extra Cure
    $ 339.80
    Amercoat 385 Containing Inhibitive Pigments
      $ 129.95 385PA Oxide Red   (Contains Micaceous Iron Oxide)
    $ 649.95
      $ 129.95 385PA Buff   (Contains Zinc Phosphate) $ 649.95

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