Rust-Inhibitive Patented Acrylic Modified Alkyd Enamel
Rust ToughAlkyd Enamel is a rust-inhibitive, patented acrylic
modified alkyd, that can be used direct-to-metal without a primer.
It is fast drying and has a high-gloss finish. Rust Tough is lead,
chromate and barium-free. Available in a wide variety of the most
popular packaged colors, as well as, custom colors to meet your
painting needs. Acceptable for use in federally inspected meat and
poultry plants for incidental food contact.
For industrial and commercial applications on steel, aluminum, galvanized
metal, and wood to protect against atmospheric corrosion.
• Interior and exterior
• Premium, high solids shopcoat primer
• Fast drying maintenance primer
• Specifically designed to provide a
long-lasting, corrosion resistant finish
Structural Steel Conveyors
Storage Tanks Ladders
Bar Joists Fencing
Piping Metal Doors
Pipe Racks Shelving
Marine-Above Boot Topping
• Primers and topcoats are corrosion resistant
• Less than 4 grams/liter Volatile Organic Content (VOC)
• Corrosion and rust undercutting resistant
• Excellent color and gloss retention
• Low odor
Surface must be dry and in sound condition. Remove oil, dirt,
dust, loose rust, peeling paint and other contaminants to provide
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES
Remove dirt, dust and oil by detergent wash and thorough rinse.
Allow to dry. Remove all loose rust and paint by hand or power
tool. Dull glossy surfaces by sanding or “sweep” abrasive blasting.
For surfaces pitted from rust, use Rust Tough Primer for best
results. New or clean metal surfaces do not require primer.
SURFACE PREPARATION cont.
Iron & Steel
For maximum durability of coating system, commercial Blast Clean
in accordance with SSPC-SP6. Minimum surface preparation is
Hand Tool Cleaning SSPC-SP2 or Power Tool Cleaning SSPC-SP3.
Apply first coat the same day as cleaning.
Remove all oil, grease, dirt, oxide and other contaminants by
Solvent Cleaning SSPC-SP1. Rust Tough is self-priming.
Use only with Galvanized Metal Primer,
Surface must be clean, dry and sound. Knots and pitch streaks
must be scraped, sanded and spot primed with Rust Tough
Alkyd Primer prior to application of topcoats. Two full coats
Mix thoroughly by mechanical shaker or stirring. For best results,
brush prime all welds, sharp edges and crevices prior to application
of full prime coat.
Use full body for best results. Thinning is not normally required.
However, if conditions require thinning, reduce up to 1 pt. per gallon
with Rust Tough Thinner. For best results and maximum corrosion
protection, use two topcoats @ 4.5 mils wet (2 dry mil/coat).
TEMPATURE: (air, surface, material)
40° - 1°F (at least 5°F above dew point)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 90% maximum
BRUSH/ROLL: No thinning suggested
Gun: Atomization Pressure: 50 psi
Fluid Pressure: -25 psi, Air Cap: 704 cap
Fluid Nozzle: E Tip,*(or equivalent equipment)
Pressure: 2500 psi, Tip: .015" - .019", Filter: 100 mesh
REDUC: Rust Tough Thinner/Mineral Spirits
Brush/Roll: No thinning suggested
Conventional: Up to 1 pint/gal as required
HVLP: Up to 1 pint/gal as required
Airless: Not normally required, up to 1/2 pint per gallon if required.
CLEAN-UP: Mineral Spirits. Please follow supplier’s safety
(Resistance to fumes, splash and spillage non-immersion
• Aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents Light
• Alkalis Light
• Aromatic hydrocarbon solvents Severe
• Chlorinated solvents Severe
• Fresh water & salt water Light
• Glycol ethers, alcohols,
• Inorganic acids Moderate
• Oils (cutting, vegetable,
• Organic acids Moderate
• Oxygenated solvents Moderate
• Abrasion Resistance 54 grams
• Direct Impact Resistance 80 lbs
• Reverse Impact Resistance 10 lbs
• Dry Heat Resistance 300°F*
• Exterior Durability Excellent
• Flexibility 1/8" bend
• Pencil Hardness 2 - 4 H
• Salt Fog Resistance 500 hrs
• Corrosion / Weathering Resistance 6 cyc.
• Wet Heat Resistance
* Paint film yellows but remains protective and intact.
Primer: Red Oxide and Gray
Flat: Black and White
Semi-Gloss: Black and White
factory packaged colors
Primer <5 units @ 60° angle
Flats <5 units @ 60° angle
Semi-Gloss >30 and <50 units @ 60° angle
Gloss 80+ units @ 60° angle
CURING MECHANISM: Oxidation
DRYING SCHEDULE: Temperature and humidity @ 77°F (25° C)
and 50% relative humidity @ 4 mils wet
To touch: 1 - 2 hours
To handle: 4 - 8 hours
To recoat: 12 - 24 hours
Tack free: 2 - 4 hours
FORCE DRY SCHEDULE: @ (not more) ≤175°F, 10 - minutes
FLASH POINT: 100°F
NUMB OF COMPONENTS: 1
Aerosols: oz. Can
Bulk: 1 gallon and 5 gallon pails
53 gallon drums available upon request
RECOMMENDED SPREADING RATE:
Theoretical, no loss
Primers: 372 sq ft/gallon @ 4.5 wet mils, 2 dry mils
Topcoats: 361-369 sq ft/gallon @ 4.5 wet mils, 2 dry mils
Theoretical, no loss
Primers: 743 sq ft/gallon @ 1 dry mil
Topcoats: 722-738 sq ft/gallon @ 1 dry mil
SHELF LIFE: 18 months unopened @ 77°F
VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTENT (VOC):
Less than 4 gms/ltr or 3.5 lbs/gal
Primers: 46% ± 2%
Topcoats: 46% ± 2%
Primers: 10.7 ± 0.1 lb/gal.
Topcoats: 7.9-9.9 ± 0.1 lb/gal
Primers: 11.5 lbs/gal avg.
Topcoats: 9.5 lbs/gal avg.
Thoroughly review product label for safety and cautions prior to
using this product.
Note: The information, rating, and opinions stated here pertain
to the material currently offered and represent the results of tests
believed to be reliable. However, due to variations in customer
handling and methods of application which are not known or
under our control, We cannot make any
warranties as to the end result. We