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Coating Application

All coatings need to be thoroughly shaken and stirred before each use.

1) Pre-clean all parts. Remove all oil, grease, dirt, moisture or other contaminants.

2) Sandblast utilizing 120 grit aluminum oxide or other comparable hard, sharp material @40 PSI in a suction type sandblast cabinet. You may use 100 grit on exhaust parts.

3) Remove all blasting residue or oil from hands before handling parts. It is best to handle with hooks or clean, cotton gloves.

4) Apply the coating. For best results use a gravity feed (top feed) detail or touch up type spray gun with nozzle size of about 0.8. Either standard or HVLP. For retail Packaged products an airbrush may be used. Apply coatings at 35 to 40 PSI for solvent born coatings or 50 to 60 PSI for water born coatings. Film thickness will vary from .0003” to .0015”. All coatings should go on with a wet appearance. Multiple coats are not necessary and are wasteful. Coatings should be applied in a spray booth with proper ventilation. Use appropriate chemical respirators when spraying solvent born coatings. When spraying water based coatings it is best to wear a respirator as well as to avoid breathing fine particulate matter and mists as some contain a small amount of acid. Always consulate the MSDS.

Do not use the same spray unit for both water and solvent based coatings.

5) Inspect parts for complete coverage and for runs or other indications of improper coverage.

6) For all exhaust system coatings, allow a 24-hour air dry before installing on the vehicle for complete cure. All exhaust system coatings will cure on the vehicle.

7) For internal engine coatings (water based coatings), simply allow 5 to 15 minutes at room temperature for drying. All water based coatings need a little heat to accelerate water evaporation.

8) Cure in any oven capable of holding the parts and achieving the range of cure temperatures. Normally curing at temperatures above 350f is not necessary for internal engine coatings. An oven designated for shop use and non-food use is recommended. In other words, do not use your household oven! Cure time is 1 hour, the time starts when the part(s) reach the cure temperature.

9) After parts cool, inspect parts for complete coverage and for runs or other improper coverage.

10) Colorgard stainless can be completely polished at this point.