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Amercoat 235 quick reference

Components 2
Mixing ratio (by volume)4 part resin to 1 part cure
Curing mechanismSolvent release and chemical reaction between components
Volume solids
(ASTM D2697 modified)
68% ± 3%
Dry film thickness (per coat)4-8 mils (100-200 microns)
Coats1 or 2
Theoretical coverageft²/galm²/L
1 mil (25 microns) 109126.8
5 mils (125 microns)2185.4
Pot Life, 70°4.5 hours

Environmental Conditions
Air and Surface Temperature20° to 122°F (-7° to 50°C)
Surface temperatures must be at least 5°F (3°C) above dew point to prevent condensation.
At freezing temperatures, surface must be free of ice.

Drying time °F/°C90/3270/2150/1032/020/-7
dry through(hours)510224562
ThinnerT-10, 65 or 101
Equipment cleanerThinner or Amercoat 12

Recoat/Topcoat time(@ 5 mils DFT)   °F/°C
Minimum (hours)90/3270/2150/1032/020/-7
Amercoat 2352481628
Amercoat 229 Series3471240
maximum (days)   °F/°C120/4990/3270/2150/1032/020/-7
Amercoat 235303030303030
Amercoat 229 Series145577
Amercoat 450 Series145577
Cure to immersion 7 days

Application Procedure
1.Flush all equipment with thinner or Amercoat 12 before use.
2.Stir base using an explosion-proof power mixer to disperse pigments.
3.Add cure to resin. Mix thoroughly until uniformly blended to a workable consistency.
Induction time 70°F/21°C   15 minutes
4.Do not mix more material than can be used within the expected pot life, 41.2 hours at 70° F.
5.For optimum application, material should be from 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C).
6.Use only PPG recommended thinners at 1 pint/gal. Below 50°F additional thinning may be needed and multiple coats required to achieve specified thickness.
7.To minimize orange peel appearance, adjust conventional spray equipment to obtain adequate atomization at lowest air pressure.
8.Apply a wet coat in even, parallel passes with 50 percent overlap to avoid holidays, bare areas and pinholes. If required, cross spray at right angles.
9.When applying directly over inorganic zincs or zinc-rich primers, a mist coat/full coat technique may be required to minimize bubbling. This will depend on the age of the Dimetcote, surface roughness and conditions during curing.
10.Ventilate confined areas with clean air between coats and while curing the final coat. Prevent moisture condensation on the surface between coats.
11.Repair damaged areas by brush or spray.
12.Clean equipment with thinner or Amercoat 12 immediately after use.
Note: Consult Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Labor, parts 1910 and1915 concerning occupational safety and health standards and regulations, as well as any other applicable federal, state and local regulations on safe practices in coating operations

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