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Epo-chem™ RL 500PF on Galvanised Steel

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Epo-chem™ RL 500PF on Galvanised Steel

Industry                           

Marine

 

Date

October 2016

 

Substrate

Galvanised Structural Steel

 

Products

Epo-chem™ RL 500PF

 

Environment                   

Aggressive marine conditions

 

Challenge

This project presented two challenges to our team. The first challenge was coming up with a coating system that would adhere well to galvanised steel. The second challenge was making sure that this system would also be suitable for the very aggressive coastal environment.

 

Chemco’s Solution

Epo-chem™ RL 500PF is a surface and moisture tolerant epoxy that is well suited to this environment as it has superior adhesion to new or aged galvanised surfaces. Firstly, we prepared the surface ready for the application of the primer. Our team then applied 2 coats of Epo-chem™ RL 500PF. To ensure no moisture could form in the crevices we sealed all cracks and crevices using a polyurethane sealant. The fascia was finished off with a polyurethane finish coat in black.

 

Results

After extensive surface preparation and surface rectification we were able to apply the best protective coating solution for this environment.

 

Galvanised steel ready for protective coating
Galvanised steel ready for protective coating
Every Crevice and crack had to be filled to ensure no moisture could build up
Every crevice and crack is filled to prevent moisture and salts from penetrating and causing premature corrosion
Coating application by innovative methods
Coating application by innovative methods
Final coat of Protective coating applied
Final coat of Protective coating applied

 

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