Tikkurila Fontezinc 85, Zinc Rich Epoxy Paint

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A two pack, waterborne zinc rich epoxy paint providing cathodic protection of steel.

Recommended for bridges, cranes and steel frameworks as well as steelwork and equipment in the forest and chemical industries; such as tubular bridges, conveyors etc.

Matt finish

Available in a Red/Grey colour

Pack size 10.6 litres

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£429.50

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A two pack, waterborne zinc rich epoxy paint providing cathodic protection of steel.

Used as a primer in epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic systems for steel surfaces exposed to severe climatic conditions. Can be used without a topcoat on surfaces exposed to weathering.

Can be used without a topcoat on surfaces exposed to weathering. 

Recommended for bridges, cranes and steel frameworks as well as steelwork and equipment in the forest and chemical industries; such as tubular bridges, conveyors etc.

Matt finish

Available in Red/Grey

Pack size 10.6 litres

Preparation
Surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and free from any material such as oil, grease, salts and dirt that might affect adhesion.
Remove loose flaking or friable material. 
Where necessary, remove weld spatter and grind smooth all rough,sharp edges and weld seams.

Galvanised steel
Thoroughly degrease with Cleaner Degreaser (Product Reference H30 or ND14) and lightly abrade any very shiny areas. 

Mild Steel 
Degrease with a Cleaner Degreaser (Product Reference H30 or ND14) and either manually abrade or blast clean to Sa2½ (ISO 8501-1:2007)
If blast cleaning is not possible, phosphating is recommended for cold rolled steel to improve adhesion.

Phosphate Steel 
Degrease with Cleaner Degreaser (Product Reference H30 or ND14) and manually abrade prior to application of the Primer Coat

Stainless Steel
Degrease with Cleaner Degreaser (Product Reference H30 or ND14) and manually abrade. 

Aluminium and Alloys
Degrease with Cleaner Degreaser (Product Reference H30 or ND14) and manually abrade. 

The temperature of the ambient air, surface or paint should not fall below 5ºC during application or drying.

Application Conditions
Relative humidity should not exceed 80%. 
The surface temperature of the steel should remain at least 3ºC above the dew point.
Cold damp conditions will impair drying times and the final finish.

Recommended Finish Coats
Overcoat with Tikkurila Fontecoat and Temacoat finishes

Recommended Thinners 
Water

Coverage Rates
Recommended Film weight:Minimum WFT 85m Maximum 170µm
Theoretical coverage rate: 5.5-11.6m² per litre

Application Methods
Tikkurila Fontezinc 85 can be applied by the following methods.

Airless Spray: Yes
Conventional Spray: Yes
Brush: Yes 
Roller: Yes

Mix Ratio: 4.3 Parts base :1 Part hardener : 2 Parts water

Pot life: 4 hours at 23ºC

Application Guidance 
Airless Spray
Output fluid pressure at tip 2300-2900psi, 
Tip Size 13-19 thou (0.33-0.48 mm) 
Thinning with water up to 50% (Note thinning will reduce the film weight)

Brush / Roller 
Recommended for small areas and touch up. Thin as appropriate to achieve a smooth film flow.

Please note: application by brush and roller will result in a reduced film thickness and is recommended only for small areas of touch up/remedial work

Drying times at a WFT at 85µm and 23ºC 
Dust Dry: 30 min 
Recoatable: 2h to 24h 

Cleaning Tools and Equipment
Clean equipment with 1737 Thinner after use

% Volume Solids : 51-55%
VOC content : 450-494g / litre

Safe use
This product is formulated for professional use. 
Please ensure suitable and appropriate personal protective equipment is worn during handling and application.

For more detail please consult the Product Datasheet.
Please contact us for the Health and Safety Datasheet.

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