A single coat applied with two applications before moving from one location to the next. First coat penetrates deep to anchor while the second coat within 45 minutes later, assures no surface pinholes in the surface after penetrating.
A single component which means, just open, stir and use.
Unlike all paints used on ships and heavy industry, this is not a glue-to-the-surface type of coating. When applied, especially on the first coat, it penetrates deep into the pores or surface rust present to use this as a profile to lock into and strengthen. This is why this coating does not require a white sandblast before using. It does use the existing rusted surface to absorb into and penetrate through as an anchor.
RUST GRIP® is patented to penetrate down and into the surface, encapsulate all material as it penetrates, then lock to the surface below and finally cure to a 6780 psi surface tensile strength over the surface to give extreme toughness to withstand abuse and all elements.
It is a Water-Barrier with a permeability of 0.24 which means water nor air can travel through it to feed corrosion development in a metal surface coated with RUST GRIP®.
ASTM B119 is a standard corrosion test with salt spray and UV used to qualify coating systems for DOT (Dept. of Transportation) for States. The coating surface must withstand 5,000 hours and not show any sign of deterioration, not even a color change. The perfect score of 10 must be maintained. This test was designed for the white sandblast and three coat systems used for many years. Most three coat systems vary between 15-30 mils for this test. RUST GRIP® was applied at 6 dry mils as a single coat with only a brush blast to clean the metal. It is approaching 14,000 hours and maintaining a perfect 10 score. It is believed that this 6 dry mils will achieve 20,000 hours at which time the test will stop due to no reason to continue. For every 500 hours equals to 1 year. At 14,000 hours would be 28 years of service at a perfect score, 20,000 would be 40 years of service at a perfect score and no deterioration.
Cost: The engineering departments of several States have performed their own testing and measurements using RUST GRIP®. The normal test period for a coating to prove its’ worth is 2 years. Since this was a single coat system and the engineering departments could not get their minds around this being able to work, the tests were performed for 7years to 10 years with constant checking to see if there was any adhesion lost, surface deterioration or if abuse would cause the RUST GRIP® to fail. It did not. The engineering departments did a cost analysis to review the savings and found that using RUST GRIP® saved 60% of the time to prep and coat and saved 60% in total cost of the project. Three projects could be performed using RUST GRIP® for the price of one sandblast and three coat system project.