C.G.Edwards & Co.Inc.

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ABC #3 quick reference

Components 1
Curing mechanismSolvent release
Volume solids56% ± 3%
(ASTM D2697, modified)
(ASTM D2697, modified)
Coats2 or 3
Dry film thickness per coat4-6 mils (100-150 microns)
Theoretical coverageft²/galm²/L
1 mil (25 microns89822.0
4 mil (100 microns2245.6

Environmental Conditions
      Air and Surface0 to 120-18 to 49
Surface temperatures must be at least 5°F (3°C) above dew point to prevent condensation.
Drying and cure time @ 4 mils (100 microns) (hours)
Temperature, °F/°C120/4990/3270/2150/1032/0
Before immersion3461220
max recoat timenot restricted
max to launchnot restricted
Equipment CleanerT-10

Application Procedure
1.Clean all application equipment with T-10.
2.Stir material thoroughly and continue stirring during application to insure pigment suspension.
3.Thin only for workability; no more than 10% by volume .
4.Apply a wet coat in even, parallel passes; overlap each pass 50 percent to avoid pinholes, bare areas or holidays. Give special attention to weld seams, rough or badly pitted areas. If required, cross spray at right angles.
5.For touch-up and repair, apply additional material after removing dirt, contaminants or old loose coatings or antifoulings.
6.Allow 4 hours drying time at 70°F (21°C) before applying second coat.
7.Before immersing, allow ABC 3 to dry at least 6 hours at 70°F (21°C).
8.Clean application equipment immediately after use with T-10.

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