Air Drying, Corrosion Inhibiting Single Component Epoxy
26AV-10 is an air drying single component epoxy coating formulated to provide excellent fluid resistance and corrosion protection. This product shares the same resin system as Sandstrom 27A Solid Film Lubricant (MIL-L46147B), a material which has obtained a proven track record through years of industrial and military applications around the world.
Sandstrom 26AV-10 can be applied to all metallic and nonmetallic surfaces by spray or dip application wherever parts require corrosion protection and fluid resistance.
Before using this product, real all warnings and safety information printed on the label, the Material Safety Data Sheet, and the Technical Info-Guide.
Sandstrom 26AV-10 is an air dry single component epoxy coating thinned with appropriate solvents. For maximum service, the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED CLOSELY. This coating is flammable and safety precautions usually followed when using flammable materials must be observed.
One gallon of this material will cover approximately 230 sq. ft. with a dry film thickness of .0005 inches. Coverage depends upon methods of application and other variables such as overspray and type of surface to be coated. Above coverage rates are based on 100% efficiency.
The following surface preparations are recommended for the individual metals listed to develop maximum adhesion and corrosion protection. Please contact Sandstrom Products Company for substitute surface preparations if recommended steps cannot be followed.
STEEL - Degrease using naphtha meeting the requirements of FED spec TT-N-95, grit blast (30-60 rms optimum), remove grit blast debris from surface, zinc phosphatize (1100-1600 milligrams per sq. ft.).
STAINLESS STEEL - Degrease using naphtha meeting the requirements of FED spec TT-N-95, grit blast (30-60 rms optimum), remove grit blast debris from surface, passivate.
ALUMINUM - Degrease using naphtha meeting the requirements of FED spec TT-N-95, anodize (hot water or nickel acetate seal only) or hard coat and seal.
TITANIUM - Solvent wash (nonchlorinated) and alkaline anodize.
COPPER ALLOYS - Degrease using naphtha meeting the requirements of FED spec TT-N-95, then pretreat using one of the following methods (in order of preference). a)Black oxide treat (according to MIL Spec MIL-F-495C) b)Bright dip or grit blast (30-60 rms optimum)
IMPORTANT! THIS COATING CONTAINS HEAVY PIGMENTS WHICH SETTLE RAPIDLY. THEREFORE, IT SHOULD BE STIRRED THOROUGHLY BEFORE USE AND CONTINUOUSLY DURING APPLICATION.
For spraying - Use as received. If necessary to thin, reduce sparingly with Thinner Blend (MEK and PM blended 1:1).
For dipping - Use as received.
Sandstrom 26AV-10 should be sprayed or dipped to the desired film thickness (usually .0003 to.0007 inches). Allow parts to dry at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before doing light assembly work. Full hardness and chemical resistance are reached after 18 hours at temperatures of 600F or above.
After a flash time of 30 minutes, cure can be accelerated by baking at 2500 F for 30 minutes, or force cured by using moving hot air or infrared bulbs.
Use the same solvents for cleaning tools as are recommended for thinning.
Removal of Sandstorm 26AV-10
In the event it is necessary to remove 26AV-10, physical removal is best (such as grit blasting, sanding or grinding). Also, selected epoxy cold strippers will remove 26AV-10.