FluoroThane-GE is a durable hydrophobic coating formulated for water repellency, oil repellency and chemical resistance. FluoroThane-GE provides over 100° water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for many years. FluoroThane-GE also reduces snow and ice accumulation under most conditions. FluoroThane-GE is near-transparent. When FluoroThane-GE is applied over colored devices the original color is largely retained. FluoroThane-GE is a one-part coating formulated for spray, brush or roll application. The coating is rain resistant after 4 hours and is fully cured in 5 days. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet. Samples are for academic and industrial research use only.
Size: 125 ml Application method: Spray, brush or roll-on Drying time: 4 hours Water contact angle: >100° Color: Near-Transparent
DESCRIPTION: FluoroThane GE is a hydrophobic coating. Coatings have excellent UV, weather and pollution resistance and can be expected to maintain >100° contact angles to heavy rain for many years.
DIRECTIONS: Surface should be clean, dry and free of oils and detergents. Priming metal or plastic surfaces with UV resistant acrylics or polyurethane-alkyds is recommended. Two-part gel coats should be lightly sanded. Stir the product carefully just prior to use. Surface and ambient air temperature should be 55-75°F. Spray coating at a gun distance and speed so as to just cover the surface. Use HVLP (1.0 to 1.8 mm fluid tip) set at full fan and 2 to 2.5 turns feed, with 10-50% overlap at 35 psi (dynamic at pump; 25" hose), a gun distance of 5 to 6 inches and a rate of 5 to 7 inches per second is optimal. Spray pattern for a single pass should coat a 5 to 6-inch-wide strip. Agitate coating in gun reservoir every few minutes. The coating should appear immediately after application as a barely visible translucent frost. Clean up immediately with acetone or mineral spirits. Shelf life of unopened product is 12 months. Coating will be light rain resistant in 30 minutes, substantially cured in 24 hours, and full coating properties will be developed in 7 to 10 days. Exposure to UV and heat (120°F) will facilitate cure. If heavy rain is expected within 12 hours, cover loosely with polyethylene film.
TROUBLE SHOOTING: (1) Coating does not have a high contact angle: This may result from coatings that were applied too thick, wet or incompletely atomized. Reduce feed, and/or recoat at a faster gun speed and greater gun distance, and/or increase pressure. (2) Coating initially has a high contact angle but wets out rapidly: This results from coatings that applied too dry or sparse; recoat at a closer gun distance and/or a slower gun speed and/or higher feed rate. (3) Coating is soft and powdery: The components of the coating have separated or settled; please stir the material and re-spray as usual. 4) Low contact angle: The components of the coating have separated or settled; please stir the material and re-spray.