Zero Rust is a direct-to-metal, phenolic modified-alkyd rust and corrosion control coating which puts down an impermeable barrier at the steel level. It is chemical, heat, and abrasion resistant, thus providing superior rust control. Under ASTM-B117 salt spray testing, Zero Rust exceeded 2000 hours of continuous salt spray at 3.5 mils dry film thickness (dft). This equates to 600 hours per dry mil, which was previously unheard of in an air-dry system.
As a rule of thumb, Zero Rust should provide five years protection for every 3 mils dft, given proper surface preparation. With the addition of a topcoat or a thicker film of Zero Rust to handle ultraviolet rays, sealing protection can easily double. Zero Rust can withstand intermittent temperatures of 250-300 degrees before the resin starts baking out. Maintenance of a Zero Rust paint job is easy – just scuff surface with sandpaper before re-coating.
Zero Rust Advantages:
- Provides maximum adhesion to steel – this is called chemical affinity.
- Extraordinary dielectric ability – steel is isolated from the electrolysis process which converts steel to rust. In laymen’s terms, this means that if you can starve the oxygen from the substrate, oxidation (rust) cannot occur.
- Easy-to-use, single package convenience eliminates mixing as in 2-part epoxy paints, allowing leftovers to be stored, not trashed
- Outperforms epoxy with no time constraints and easy touch-ups
- 40% harder than epoxy and 25% harder than urethane, yet does not get brittle
- Easy clean-up with xylene or lacquer thinner
- Longer shelf life than the competition
- High solids content for superior coverage and performance
- Environmentally friendly, low in volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
- Safe to use – contains no lead, barium, isocyanates or epichlorohydrins
- Can be used either as a primer or satin finish final coat
- Can be used on metal, concrete or wood
- 866 square feet per gallon per dry mil (.001 inch)
- 288 square feet per gallon for recommended 3 mils of dft
Zero Rust is a fast-dry coating which dries to the touch in 30 minutes and is tack-free within one hour, depending upon relative humidity and temperature. NOTE: Drying time can also be affected by film thickness, flash-off time between coats, amount of thinning and air movement.