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Epidac 2 HS Red Oxide

Epidac 2 HS Red Oxide - Item 111

Reference No.: 90-199

A high solids epoxy with zinc phosphate rust inhibitor for the long-term protection of steel, with low temperature curing properties.

Compliant to Environmental Protection Act (1990) Clause 20(d), Guidance Note PG6/23 (97).

Colours available: Red Oxide
Appearance Of Dried Film: Low sheen finish
Volume Solids: 70%
Dry Film Thickness: Typical 75 microns / Range 70-150 microns
Theoretical Coverage: 9.3m² per litre at 75 microns dry film thickness
Drying Time At 20°C: Touch Dry: 2-3 hours
Film Dry: 6 hours
Overcoat: 6 hours with epoxy or polyurethane finishes
(will vary with temperature, air movements, etc.)
V.O.C.: 246 grams/litre
Packaging: 5 litre composite packs
Shelf Life: 2 years or longer in unopened containers when stored under cover in good storage conditions.
Storage: Under cover with temperature range of 5°C to 32°C.
Surface Preparation: Steel: Abrasive blast to ISO 8501-1 SA2.5.
Application Conditions: Humidity: Do not apply at relative humidities above 90%. Substrate temperature must be at least 3°C above dew point.
Temperature: Do not apply at temperatures below 5°C.
Epidac 2 HS Primer will cure at temperature down to 0°C, however at temperatures below 15°C, the base and hardener will thicken considerably and affect application characteristics. At low ambient temperatures we would advise that base and hardener are warmed separately to 20°C before use to ensure optimum application properties.


    Effect of Temperatures on Drying/Overcoating Times
    5°C 10°C 20°C 30°C
  Surface Dry 6 hours 3 hours 2 hours 1 hour
  Hard Dry 10 hours 6 hours 4 hours 2 hours
Overcoating Times Minimum 10 hours with epoxy coatings 6 hours with epoxy coatings 4 hours with epoxy coatings 2 hours with epoxy coatings
Maximum 10 days 7 days 5 days 3 days


Mixing: Due to high solids content of this product, it is essential to use a power stirrer for mixing prior to application. The addition of the curing agent at the commencement of the mixing process will considerably ease this operations.
Application: Apply by brush or airless spray.
Airless spray: Tip size 15-17 Thou (0.38-0.43mm). Tip pressure not less than 2000psi (135 bar).
Brush: Apply to the specified wet film thickness using a full brush. Do not 'brush out' or 'lay off'.
(A wet film thickness of approximately 110 microns will give a dry film thickness of 75 microns.)
Usable Pot Life (at 20°C): 2 hours
Mixing ratio by volume: 3 parts base 1 part activator
Clean-up: Dacrylate Thinner R5.
Health and Safety: For more information request relevant Material Safety Datasheet.

The above information is general information on the product but without warranty. Since conditions of service and application are beyond our control we cannot accept claims for loss, damage etc., based on this information. Dacrylate will not accept any claim for consequential or incidental damages.

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