Amteco Zero Rust paint for metal
Zero Rust® is designed for use on new and old steel, rusty surfaces and partially rusted and partially painted surfaces such as cars, trucks and heavy equipment frames, chassis and undercarriages. This product is not recommended for submersion applications.
The major difference between Zero-Rust and conventional primers is that conventional primers do not increase their ability to control rust with thicker dry film. For most applications we recommend using 3-4 mils dry film thickness over profile (230-290 square feet per gallon recommended foe 3-4 mils), which is achieved with 2 or 3 spray passes of Zero-Rust across the profile of the surface. For corrosive services, we recommend 5-6 mil DFT using the Black or Red-Oxide formulations applied in 2-4 spray passes.
ZeroRust routinely replaces epoxies, epoxy mastics, alkyd enamels and rust converter maintenance systems. Epoxies and epoxy mastics are used extensively for controlling corrosion perform better than Zero-Rust in underwater or submerged applications. However, Zero Rust performs well in splash zones and remarkably outperforms epoxies in above marine environments. The drawback to epoxies and epoxy mastics are that they need to be mixed correctly, applied within specific time restriction, and cannot be retouched easily. Zero-Rust advantages include no time restrictions during application; no mixing of components, and Zero-Rust may be touched up at any time.
ZeroRust is free of the normal carcinogens found in high performance epoxies and urethanes. Zero-Rust is the perfect rust protection system for the environmentally concerned and those concerned with improving application personnel health safety.
Over Rust: ZeroRust design to be applied over existing rust with minimal preparation. Merely wire brush off any mechanically loose scale or powdery rust. Zero-Rust bites through remaining rust encapsulating it in the phenolic resin system. Scale has air entrapped within its structure and must be removed for maximum protection. Heavy rust scale can be softened for easier removal with the use of Zero-Rust Prep Step. Work the surface as smooth as possible. The smoother the surface and the tighter the remaining rust, the less of product will be needed to cover the pitted surface. With Zero-Rust, no Sandblasting required - Environmental considerations are making sandblasting less viable due to waste disposal and containment.
Partially rusted, partially painted surfaces: When repairing a deteriorated painted surface, total removal of old paint is preferred. When this is not feasible, treat as you would mill scale from the standpoint that the old paint becomes the weak link in the chain. The cleaner and tighter the surface, the better the resultant job. Pay particular attention to paint edges that may lift and curl. For best results, use a rotary sander to feather out exposed steel to adhering paint edges.
Galvanized Steel Surfaces: For aged, rough galvanized steel, ZeroRust will bond with the addition of either 1 tbl spoon of dry Portland cement or half a tablespoon of high calcium hydrated lime per gallon of Zero Rust. Mix thoroughly. For new galvanized steel, use a vinyl wash primer before applying ZeroRust.
Protection at the metal level: Most primers are merely a "fuzzy coat onto which paint will hang. Any protection offered by the top coat is then one-step removed from the steel. Zero-Rust will truly protect, isolate and insulate the steel from rust.
Refer to the Zero Rust Application Instructions or Product Brochure for preparation, cleaning and application instructions.
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