Epoxy Finishing Filler is an excellent shrink-free 2-component fine filler. Easy to handle and grind, it is suitable above and below the waterline up to 2 mm.
APPLICATION AND USE
Preparation: PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: In Good Condition: Wash down with Internationals Super Cleaner, rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. In Poor Condition: All previous coatings should be removed back to solid material and filled with Epoxy LG Filler.
EPOXY LG FILLER: Sand smooth. Remove all sanding residue. Vacuum clean for best results. For further sanding recommendations please see the leaflet "The Importance of Good Sanding Practise".
Method: Apply the filler with a trowel and to ensure even application and compression it will be necessary go over while the filler is still wet, from the bottom upwards and vice versa, removing any excess filler. Apply one or more coats of Epoxy Finishing Filler. Sand between coats with 120 grade (grit) paper. For sanding of final layers refer to "The Importance of Good Sanding Practices" leaflet.
Useful Info: Mixing: Ensure the correct volume mix ratio is used. If the components are too thick, e.g. due to storage at lower temperatures, stir each component separately. Mix the components thoroughly until a uniform colour is achieved.
Thinning: Do not thin under any circumstances.
Ventilation and Humidity Control: To achieve sufficient curing, the maximum relative humidity should not exceed 80%.
The film thickness depends on many factors, such as roughness of the substrate, method and conditions of application. In the temperature range between 10°C and 15°C (under 10°C no curing will take place). A tacky coat may form at the surface after application. Sanding and adhesion properties may be affected if product applied and/or cured at temperatures between 10°C and 15°C. If product applied and/or cured at temperatures between 10°C and 15°C then the surface should be cleaned with lukewarm water or Epoxy Thinners and allowed to dry prior to application of subsequent coatings. Epoxy Finishing Filler at temperatures above 15° C. is recommended to minimise potential formation of 'tacky coat’. To prevent porosity, apply a last thin coat of Epoxy Finishing Filler.
Some Important Points: Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Product temperature should be no less than 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. The substrate temperature must be at least 3°C above the dewpoint to prevent condensation. Do not apply the product in bad weather conditions. Coverage depends on several factors, including shape of the yacht, surface roughness, method of application being used and conditions of application. In applications below water line, the filler system should always be over-coated with a complete underwater paint system (see individual specifications).
Compatibility/Substrates GRP. Can be used over Epoxy GP Coating, Epoxy Heavycoat, Epoxy LG filler, Midcoat Flat HS or UC Gloss HS.
Number of Coats As required
Coverage (Theoretical) - 1.00 (m²/lt) @ a DFT of 1 mm.
Recommended DFT 1000 microns dry (2mm) vertical, 5mm horizontal substrate
Application Methods: Knife, Trowel, ruler etc.