SURFACE PREPARATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Bare Steel bottom. Apply 1 coat of EPOFOND AM-9 on sandblasted steel according to SA 2,5 and let dry for 12-24 hours. (If sandblasting is not possible proceed with mechanical cleaning to bring the surface to bare steel, apply 1 coat of EVIOX CROMOMINIO and let dry for 8-12 hours.) Apply then 2 coats of SOLVER PRIMER allowing 24 hours between coats. Overcoat then with 2 coats of CONTENDER STC White antifouling allowing min.8 hours between coats.
Bare Wood bottom. Apply one coat of EVIOX CROMOMINIO and allow to dry for 8-12 hours. Apply 2 coats of SOLVER PRIMER allowing 24 hours between coats followed by 2 coats of CONTENDER STC White antifouling allowing min. 8 hours between coats.
Fibreglass. Degrease with suitable cleaner and rinse with water the surface to be coated. Sand with fine abrasive paper and remove dust. Apply 1 coat of POLIFIBER PRIMER and after 24 hours sand with fine abrasive paper. Apply then 2 coats of CONTENDER STC White antifouling allowing min.8 hours between coats.
Aluminium and Light Alloys Degrease the surface with Thinner 765. Apply one coat of EPOFOND AM-9 and let dry for minimum 8 hours but do not exceed 24 hours. Apply 3 coats of SOLVER PRIMER allowing 24 hours between coats. Overcoat then with 2 coats of CONTENDER STC White antifouling allowing minimum 12 hours between coats.
Previously coated surfaces. If the old antifouling is still in sound conditions, compatible, and well sticked on the substrate, it is enough to apply 1-2 coats of SOLVER PRIMER followed by 2 coats of CONTENDER STC White antifouling, allowing the required waiting time between coats.
Recommendations. After the application of the last coat the maximum launching period of the antifouling is 1 month; with top quality copper based antifouling and after agreement with our technical staff, the launching time may extend up to 3 months, providing that the hull is protected from moisture, rain or atmospheric agents with plastic cover or similar material.
Colour. The color of the antifouling paint after immersion in water may result slightly different since small color differences can occur between different production lots: if necessary, mix them before application.
Remarks. The values specified in the present technical data sheet may vary slightly from one batch to another. The antifouling paint must not come in contact with water, chemicals or subjected to mechanical stress before the curing is complete. The wet film thickness refers to the undiluted product. In case of dilution, this value increases. The above information is the result of accurate laboratory tests and practical experience, however, since the product is predominantly used outside the manufacturer's control, we can only guarantee the continuous quality of the product. The above information may be subject to revision by our company. For clarification, updates or further information, it is recommended to contact our company directly. This technical data sheet cancels and replaces any other previously published data sheet.
|Paint Type||One component|
|Binder type A||Resins-Acrylic copolimers|
|Specific gravity kg/lt (±0,05)||1,600|
|Solids content (volume) ±2||55%|
|Viscosity Ford ø 8 at 20°C ±2||14-15 sec.|
|Shelf life (+10+30°C)||12 months in airtight cans|
|Brush-Roller||Ready for use or with max. 5% Thinner 400|
|Spray||5-8% Thinner 400|
|Touch dry||2-3 hours|
|Launching time||Min 24-48 hours|
|Recoat time||minimum 8 hours|
|Application temperature||Between +10 C and +40 C|
|Relevant humidity||Less than 80%|
|Dry film thickness advised||50-60 microns per coat|
|Theoret. coverage m2/Lt||9-10|
Colors: BIANCO CONTENDER
Color code: 3F6611
Before starting paint application please carefully read all the safety precautions indicated on the label of each can or in the product safety data sheet available on request. For further information please do not hesitate to contact our technical staff.
The above information is given to the best of our current knowledge, however, because the conditions of use of our products are beyond our control, no warranty is given or to be implied in respect of such information. Our technical staff can be contacted to study customer's specific requirements involving our products in order to enable their most effective use. Dilution rates and drying times must be considered only indicative, mainly related to a temperature of 20 ° C (68°F) and may vary according to prevailing temperature, in presence of particular weather conditions or depending on application procedures.