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Carboguard 703

Selection & Specification data Surface & Substrate preparation

Generic Type Amine Cured Epoxy General Surfaces must be clean and dry. Employ
adequate methods to remove dirt, dust, oil
Description Ultra high build, airless-applied, and all other contaminants that could
solvent free coating for use on steel interfere with adhesion of the coating.
and concrete substrates. Widely used
as a splash zone coating on marine
Steel Immersion: SiS SA3 / 75 100
installations, tank lining in petroleum
Non-Immersion: SiSSA 2.5 / 5075
services and for protection of buried
pipelines. It has extremely good impact
and abrasion resistance and is Concrete Immersion and Non-Immersion:
suitable for variety of heavy Concrete must be cured 28 days @ 24C
industrial applications. Approved for and 50% relative humidity or equivalent.
potable water services by WQC, UK. Prepare surfaces in accordance with
ASTM D4258 Surface Cleaning of
Concrete and ASTM D4259 Abrading
Concrete. Voids in concrete may require
Features High film build and edge protection. surfacing.
Excellent resistance to corrosion
and abrasion

May be used in conjunction with

cathodic Protection.
Application by airless spray equipment
(plural component acceptable but
not required.)
Meets most VOC regulations.
Suitable for potable water and food

BS 6920 Revision 2000

Colour Gray, Buff

Finish Eggshell

Primers Self-priming

Topcoats Normally not required.

Polyurethanes for non immersion
service when required.

DFT 1 coat system: 4001250

Solids By Volume: 98% 2%

Theoretical 39.0 m2 @ 25
Coverage Allow for loss in mixing and
Rate application

VOC Values As supplied: 12 g/l

These are nominal values and may vary
slightly with color.

Dry Temp. Continuous:121C

Resistance Non-Continuous: 149C
Discoloration and loss of gloss is
observed above 93C

Wet Temp. Immersion temperature resistance

Resistance depends upon exposure. Consult
Carboline Technical Service for
specific information.

Limitations Epoxies lose gloss, discolour and

eventually chalk in sunlight

January 2004
To the best of our knowledge the technical data contained herein is true and accurate on the date of publication and is subject to change without prior notice. User must contact Carboline
Company to verify correctness before specifying or ordering. No guarantee of accuracy is given or implied. We guarantee our products to conform to Carboline quality control. We assume no
responsibility for coverage, performance or injuries resulting from use. Liability, if any, is limited to replacement of products. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND IS MADE
Carboline and Carboguard are registered trademarks of Carboline Company.
Application Equipment Application Conditions
Spray Recommended for application by single Condition Material Surface Ambient Humidity
Application or plural component airless spray.
(General) This is high solids coating and may
require adjustments in spray Normal 16 - 29C 16 - 29C 16 - 32C 30 - 80%
techniques. Wet film thickness is easily
and quickly achieved. The following Minimum 10C 10C 10C 0%
spray equipment has been found
suitable and is available from
manufactures such as Binks, DeVilbiss Maximum 32C 52C 43C 90%
and Graco.
Conven- Not recommended
tional Spray This product simply requires the substrate temperature
to be above the dew point. Condensation due to
Airless Spray Pump Ratio: 45:1 (min.) substrate temperatures below the dew point can cause
GPM Output: 3.0 (min.) flash rusting on prepared steel and interfere with
Material Hose: I.D. (min) proper adhesion to the substrate. Special application
Tip Size: .035-.042 techniques may be required above or below normal
Output PSI: 2700-3000 application conditions.
Filter Size: 60 mesh
Teflon packings are recommended and
available from the pump manufacturer.
Contact Carboline Technical Service Curing Schedule
for plural component equipment
recommendations. Surface Temp. Maximum
& 50% Dry or Recoat Time Final Cure
Brush & Not recommended for tank lining Relative Recoat for Immersion
Roller applications except when striping Humidity Service
(General) welds. 16C 24 Hours 2 Days 96 Hours

Brush For touch up and limited areas only. 24C 5 Hours 1 Days 36 Hours

Roller For touch up and limited areas only. 32C 3 Hours 16 hours 24 hours

These times are based on a 500 DFT. Higher film thickness,

Mixing and Thinning insufficient ventilation or cooler temperatures will require
longer cure times. Condensation on the surface or humidity
above 25% during application and curing will result in a
Mixing Power mix separately, then combine and surface haze or blush. Any haze or blush must be removed by
power mix. water washing before recoating. During high humidity
DO NOT MIX PARTIAL KITS. conditions, it is recommended that the application be done
while temperatures are increasing. If the maximum recoat times
is exceeded, the surface must be washed with detergent and
Ratio 5:1 Ratio (A to B) water, then abraded by sweep blasting prior to the application
of additional coats. For force curing, contact Carboline
Thinning Not recommended. Use of thinners other Technical Service for specific requirements. *Note: Final cure
than those supplied or recommended by temperatures below 16C are not recommended for tank
Carboline may adversely effect product linings.
performance and void product
warranty, whether expressed or implied.

Pot Life Approx. 30 minutes @ 24C. Pot life ends Packaging, Handling & Storage
when material begins to thicken and starts
to heat up. Pot life times will be less at
higher temperatures. Shipping Weight 5 Gallon Kit

Cleanup and Safety 57 Lbs. (26 kg)

Flash Point Part A: >96C

Cleanup Use #2 Thinner or Acetone. In case of Part B: >96C
spillage, absorb and dispose of in
accordance with local applicable Storage (General) Store Indoors.

Safety Read and follow all caution statements on

Storage Temperature 4-43C
this product data sheet and on the MSDS for
& Humidity 0-100% Relative Humidity
this product. Employ normal workmanlike
safety precautions. Hypersensitive persons
should wear protective clothing, gloves and Shelf Life 18 months @ 24C
use protective cream on face, hands and all
exposed areas.

Ventilation Vapors and/or spray mist may cause

explosion. When used as a tank lining or in
enclosed areas, thorough air circulation
must be used during and after application Carboline UK
until the coating is cured. The ventilation Portobello Industrial Estate
system should be capable of preventing the
solvent vapor concentration from reaching Birtley
the lower explosion limit for the solvents Chester le-Street
used. In addition to ensuring proper County Durham
ventilation, appropriate respirators must be
used by all application personnel. DH3 2RE

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