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1. GENERAL INFORMATION.
Product name:

Xylar®

Product code:

---1

Recommended use:

Aqueous / acidic based aluminium "cermet" coating. Excellent chemical,
corrosion and abrasion resistance at extreme temperatures.
Xylar coatings provide the aircraft, aerospace and marine industries with
materials to protect components from high temperature oxidation, salt laden
atmospheres, chemicals and abrasives. Xylar 101 in conjunction with Xylar 1
meets the USA Military Specification MIL-C-81751B "Coating, MetallicCeramic." It enhances the system's performance by retarding the rate of sacrificial
anodic protection afforded by Xyar 1.

Typical applications:

- F1085

2. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS.
Theoretical solids:
Relative density:
( 23°C)
Theoretical coverage @ 25 microns:
Viscosity, as shipped
( 23°C)
Operating temperature:

54.93 ± 2.50
% by weight
>= 1.46
g / cm3
9.25
m2 / kg
20 - 25
seconds in a
-40°C to +535°C - Continuous.

34.38 ± 1.50
<= 1.52
13.75

% by volume
g / cm3
m 2 / litre(s):
Zahn 2 Viscosity cup

3. SUBSTRATE PREPARATION.
Final product quality and performance depends on careful substrate preparation. Contaminated substrates may
cause poor adhesion of the coatings or defects in the final dry film. Each item to be coated must be free of all
contaminants, e.g. oil, grease, detergent, rust and blast media. Substrate preparation should be based on the
design requirements of the part. If you are unsure which process is best suited to your needs please contact our
technical service department. The following are the recommended substrates and substrate preparation used with
this coating.
Substrates:
Aluminium / Mild steel.
Substrate preparation:

Degrease and gritblast. An Ra (mean roughness) of 4 ± 1 microns, measured
using surface roughness measuring equipment is recommended. This can
typically be obtained using 45 - 80 mesh (190 - 335 micron) iron free, aluminium
oxide grit at 80 psi (5.5 kgf/cm 2). However since the Ra value achieved depends
on the actual substrate, initial trials are recommended to establish the optimum
grit size and air pressure for each substrate type.

4. PRODUCT PREPARATION FOR APPLICATION.
Mixing prior to use:

Recommended application viscosity:
Viscosity adjustment / thinning:

Filtering:

This material settles rapidly during storage. It is imperative that the material is
adequately mixed before use. The material should be high speed / shear mixed
before use to eliminate any settling.
This material is generally suitable for application as supplied. Optimum results
are obtained when the material is at "room temperature" nominally 15 - 30°C.
If absolutely necessary adjust viscosity with water. Add thinner in 2% increments
until the desired application characteristics are obtained. Take care not to add too
much thinner as low viscosity may produce rapid settling, runs and sags or low
film thicknesses.
This material is sieved before dispatch from our factory but as an added
precaution we recommend that you filter it through a 40 mesh (400 micron) sieve
prior to use.

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is made, however, concerning the accuracy or completeness of the information presented in this publication. Whitford makes no warranty or
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selection of products suitable to the particular purposes of any particular buyer. Whitford shall in no event be liable for any special, incidental, or
consequential damages.

1 kgf/cm2) to improve the appearance. WHITFORD QUALITY CONTROL TEST METHODS. If surface is not conductive continue burnishing until it is. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product. Apply the coating to a uniform. Thaw and mix before using.8 mm) material nozzle. This material settles rapidly during storage. >3H No loss of adhesion. Wilson J. 6. Determine if the burnishing is complete by using an ohmeter. Typically 2 or more. eyes and clothing. The proper amount of coating should be achieved with two or three passes of the spray gun across the work piece. SHELF LIFE. Handling: Storage: Shelf life: Further information: Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by: Revision number: Revision date: Avoid contact with skin. Approximately 20 ± 5 microns (typical wet film thickness 60 ± 15 microns). Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Refer also to instructions for use. Wright B. crosshatch and sellotape 132C Specification. Dry film thickness 114A Pencil hardness (room temperature) 131A Adhesion. C. This coating is applied in our laboratories using a Binks Bullows 630 spray gun equipped with a 071 (1. After cure of the last coat burnish with aluminium oxide at a low air pressure 20 30 psi (1. Contact our technical service department if other types of application are being considered.212°F] Optimum cure schedule: 30 minutes at 343°C [650°F]. Water. 6 months. full wet appearance. abrasion and corrosion resistance. Silsby 21 12/12/2004 English . Application equipment / technique: Recommended dry film thickness / coat: Number of coats recommended: Clean-up solvent: This material is designed primarily for spray application.2. Will recoat. a 66SD1 air cap and a stainless steel needle. Please note that oven temperatures can be very different to substrate temperatures and the following temperatures apply to PEAK SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE. Keep at temperatures between 5 and 30°C. Test method number. The air supply should be equipped with air and moisture traps which are drained / serviced regularly. FLASH OFF AND CURE SCHEDULE.100°C [176 . K. cure between coats if applying multiple coats. Minimum cure temperature: 30 minutes at 343°C [650°F] Maximum cure temperature: 15 minutes at 400°C [752°F] 7. Freezing will affect the physical condition but will not damage the material. High speed/shear mix the material(s) every month to maintain quality / Turn the containers upside down every month to minimise settling. Store in original container. well-ventilated place. Evaluate the cured coating according to the following specifications: Test. >40 microns. The burnished surface should have less than 1 ohm resistance at any two points on surface. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION TECHNIQUE. STORAGE AND HANDLING. Flash-off conditions: 5 minutes at 80 .Product name: Xylar® ---1 PAGE: PRINT DATE 2 of 3 28/01/2006 5. H. Wear personal protective equipment. Data sheets more than 24 months old may not be reliable: obtain an up-to-date version to be sure of the information. Keep containers tightly closed in a cool.4 . 8.

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