CERAMKOTE 54 SST - WHITE (4:1) 3,02L
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CERAMKOTE 54 SST - WHITE (4:1) 3,02L

Product Code: CK1001-54

Description :

Ceram-Kote 54 SST is a ceramic polymer coating that has excellent resistance to water, hydrocarbons, and corrosive gases. It can also be used as a primer over marginally prepared substrates and rusty steel surfaces. It is tolerant of moist/damps surfaces and suitable for use in USDA inspected facilities.

Ceram-Kote 54 SST is used as a maintenance coating to protect steel structures in industrial facilities, bridges, tank exteriors, marine weathering, offshore, oil tanks, piping, roofs, water towers and other exposures. Ceram-Kote 54 SST has good chemical resistance to splash/spillage, fumes and immersion in neutral, fresh and salt water. 

In addition to improving the chemical performance of polymers, ceramic particle loading significantly enhances the dynamic mechanical performance of the polymer. 

Total performance characteristics of CeRam-Kote 54® SST are significantly better than liquid epoxy, fusion-bond epoxy and other high performance coating systems. 

CeRam-Kote 54® SST protects by binding ceramic particles to a unique polymer, thus creating an encapsulating ceramic shell. Each ceramic particle is resin coated and becomes tightly packed in the cured film.

The compact density of the cured film of CeRam-Kote 54® SST yields dynamic intangible benefits such as:

  • high surface lubricity producing a lower drag coefficient on a variety of surfaces, and 
  • extraordinary sliding abrasion resistance providing protection against the forces of erosion/corrosion and abrasion. 

Recommended Uses: 
  • Storage tanks 
  • Industrial facilities 
  • Bridges 
  • Concrete floors 
  • Tank exteriors 
  • Offshore platforms 
  • Oil tanks 
  • Marine vessels (hulls* / deck) 
  • Piping 
  • Roofs 
  • Water towers
This kit contains:
  • CERAMKOTE 54 SST - PART B CATALYST (4:1) 756ML* (x 1)
*Additional fees will apply for this product.
Use
CeRam-Kote® 54 SST is used as a maintenance coating to protect steel structures in industrial facilities, bridges, tank exteriors, marine weathering, offshore, oil tanks, piping, roofs, water towers and other exposures. CeRam-Kote® 54 SST has good chemical resistance to splash/spillage, fumes and immersion in neutral, fresh and salt water. Contact your CeRam-Kote® representative for specific information.

Surfaces preparation

Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Abrasive cleaning is the
most effective and economical method; however, if this form of preparation is impossible or impractical, CeRam-Kote® 54 SST is accomodating of marginally prepared and slightly moist, damp, or oil-contaminated surfaces. The acceptability of CeRam-Kote® 54 SST over surfaces in contaminated environments should be evaluated by preparing and coating a test patch area. The test patch area should use the same surface preparation and application method intended for the total project. Allow the test patch to dry a minimum of 7 days before evaluating adhesion. If adhesion is poor, the surface will need to be cleaned of contaminant before coating. Always remove fallout, dirt, loose rust, and peeling paint. Damp or oil contaminated surfaces should always be brushed, rolled or spray and backroll applied, working the paint film into contamination.

Iron & Steel
Remove all loose rust, dirt, moisture, grease and soluble salts from surface. Power-tool clean (SSPC-SP3) or hand-tool clean (SSPC-SP2). For more severe environments, dry abrasive blast (SSPC-SP7). Water blasting is also acceptable to SSPC-D-Vis-WJ-3-H. For immersion service, dry abrasive blast SSPC-SP10 and achieve a 2-mil (50 micron) anchor profile. Prime any bare steel within 8 hours or before flash rusting occurs.

Aluminum

Remove all oil, grease, dirt, oxide, soluble salts, and other foreign material by solvent cleaning per SSPC-SP1. Power-tool clean (SSPC-SP3) or hand-tool clean (SSPC-SP2). For more severe environments, dry abrasive blast (SSPC-SP7). Water blasting is also acceptable to SSPC-D-Vis-WJ-3-H. For immersion service, dry abrasive blast SSPC-SP10 and achieve a 2-mil (50 micron) anchor profile. Prime any bare steel within 8 hours or before flash rusting occurs.

Galvanized Steel
Allow to weather a minimum of six months prior to coating. Remove all oil, grease, dirt, oxide, soluble salts, and other foreign material by solvent cleaning per SSPC-SP1 (recommended solvent is VM&P Naptha). When weathering is not possible or the surface has been treated with chromates or silicates, first solvent clean per SSPC-SP1 and apply a test patch. Allow CeRam-Kote® 54 SST to dry at least one week before testing adhesion. If adhesion is poor, brush blasting per SSPC-SP7 is necessary to remove these treatments.

Required tools
Recommended application equipment (equivalent equipment may be substituted):

Airless Spray: Conventional Spray:

Pressure = 2,800 – 3,000 psi Gun = Binks 2001 or similar
Hose = 3/8” ID Fluid Nozzle = 68 (2.8 mm orifice size)
Tip = 0.021” to 0.027” Air Nozzle = 68PB
Filter = 30 mesh Atomization Pressure = 40 psi
Reduction = as needed up to 10% by volume Fluid Pressure = 30 psi
Reduction = as needed up to 15% by volume

Brush: Roller:

Natural bristle Cover = ½” lambs wool
Reduction = Not recommended Reduction = Not recommended


How to use
Damp or oil contaminated surfaces should always be brushed, rolled or spray and backroll applied, working the paint film into contamination.

All other surfaces - spray apply for best results using conventional, airless, or cup gun. The air source must be dry. The compressed air source should be outfitted with air dryers as needed to supply moisture-free air. After thoroughly mixing CeRam-Kote® 54 SST, strain it with a standard paint strainer and pour CeRam-Kote® 54 SST into the spray equipment.
Apply one coat of four and one-half (4½) to six (6) mils (112½-150 microns) WFT and allow sufficient time for solvent to flash off. At 72°F (22.2°C), 30-40 minutes is sufficient. If needed, apply a second coat of four and one-half to six mils (112½ - 150 microns) for a total DFT of seven to ten mils (175-250 microns). Cure time is temperature dependent. Apply additional mils/microns without incurring runs or sags if the finished product requires thicker coverage per manufacturer’s instructions.

Mixing
CeRam-Kote® 54 SST contains a high loading of ceramic particles which must be placed into full
suspension with the epoxy resin prior to application. CeRam-Kote® 54 SST is packaged in two cans, Part A (resin and ceramics) and Part B (curing agent). Shake Part A (coating) with a Cyclone air-powered shaker or mix Part A with a paddle mixer until all ceramic particles are suspended in the resin. Time required to place ceramics into suspension varies according to temperature and length of material storage time. At 72°F (22.2°C), generally a four (4) to six (6) minute shake will place the ceramic particles into suspension. Regardless of time needed, shake all ceramic material into suspension prior to proceeding. Failure to properly mix will keep CeRam-Kote® 54 SST from performing or curing properly. Check the can to assure all solids are in suspension prior to proceeding to the mixing step.
Combine Part A (coating) and Part B (curing agent) and stir until both parts are thoroughly mixed. Shaking can cause excessive heat to build up, thus causing curing problems. Stirring time is temperature dependent, but it should take only three (3) to four (4) minutes to thoroughly mix the components. No induction time is needed before application.

Mix ratio 
4:1 by volume - calculated
7:1 by weight

Thinning
Adjust viscosity with small amounts of CeRam-Kote® Thinner 1 or CeRam-Kote® Thinner 3. Use caution when adjusting the viscosity. A little goes a long way. Only a small portion of the total solution is epoxy resin and the resin is the only ingredient that can be thinned.

Climate
For Maximum Performance: Use CeRam-Kote® 54 SST only if the substrate temperature and ambient air temperature is above 40°F (4.4°C). No coating should be permitted when substrate is wet from rain or dew, when surfaces are less than 5°F (3°C) above the dew point and holding or when relative humidity is greater than 85%.

Pot life & Shell life
Pot life for CeRam-Kote® 54 SST at 72°F (22.2°C) is two (2) hours. Colder temperatures will increase the pot life and warmer temperatures will decrease the pot life. Keep cans out of direct sunlight to prevent heat buildup. CeRam-Kote® 54 SST has an indefinite shelf life. Preferred storage/usage is a dry enclosed area under 85°F (29°C) /used within two (2) years. However, if stored more than two years above 85°F (29°C), call CeRam-Kote® Technical Support prior to use.

Cleanup
Purge and clean spray equipment within thirty (30) minutes of the final spray. Flush equipment with CeRam-Kote® Thinner 1 or CeRam-Kote® Thinner 3 until solvent sprays clear. Disassemble and clean equipment to manufacturer’s recommendations. Material left in spray equipment will solidify and damage equipment. Use precautionary measure applicable to any catalyzed material.

Repair
If application of the coating is less than seventy-two (72) hours old and has not been exposed to contamination, repair by wiping with CeRam-Kote® Thinner 1 or CeRam-Kote® Thinner 3 and then re-apply CeRam-Kote® 54 SST. If contaminated or more than 72 hours old, first sand with appropriate grit sandpaper, then repeat repair process.

Available colors
White, Tan and Grey
Available formats
 3.78L (3.02L Part A + 756ml Part B)
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