AP 800 is applied by bristle brush with unpainted handle, squeegee, or long nap roller. Armor Clean, acetone, or methyl ketone may be used to clean equipment.
Allow the coating to cure for approximately 12 hours before placing in service. If it takes more than 4 or 5 hours for the applied resin to set, increase the catalyst, but DO NOT use more than 3 oz. per gallon.
The following factors affect the cure of thermosetting resins such as Armor Plate 800:
- 1The resin temperature, the ambient temperature, and the temperature of the surface to which the resin is applied – lower temperatures lengthen the cure time.
- 2The coating thickness-thin resin films cure more slowly than thicker resin films.
- 3The humidity-high humidity slows the cure of resin exposed to the atmosphere.