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Awlgrip 545

Awlgrip Primer
545 Primer

A two component epoxy primer with corrosion and adhesion properties for steel, aluminum, wood, and fiberglass substrates. Also used to seal filler primers, and fairing work before applying topcoats. May be applied by spray, brush, or roller. May be used above or below the waterline.

Anti-Corrosive Mix Ratio 1:1

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Specification Data

Type: Epoxy Polyamide
Packaging: Available in 1 gallon and 1 quart containers
Theoretical Coverage: Sq. Feet/Gallon
497 Sq. Feet at one mil dry.
165-248 Sq. Feet at recommended dry film thickness.
Calculated for mixed base and converter, reduced 25%.
Coverage calculations are based on theoretical transfer efficiency of 100%. Actual coverage will vary according to equipment choice, application techniques, part size, and environment.
Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 7-10 mils (175-250 microns) 2 to 3 coats.
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 microns).
Recoatability: At 77
°F/50% R.H.
Spray: minimum with itself 1 hour, with other products 12 hours.
Brush Roll: with itself 12 - 14 hours, with other products 12 - 14 hours. Maximum without sanding 24 hours. Sanding is recommended to improve adhesion and appearance. Overcoat with AWLGRIP®/AWLCRAFT® 2000 Topcoats, HIGH BUILD Epoxy Primer, AWL-QUIK® Sanding Surfacer, ULTRA-BUILD® Primer, HULL-GARD® E.R., and HULL-GARD® W.B.

Product Components, Reducers, Additives, and
Auxiliary Components

White Base D8001
Gray Base D1001
Converter D3001
Brushing Reducer T0031

Surface Preparation

Aluminum: Sandblast/Grind to 100% clean silver color or treat with ALUMIPREP® 33/ALODINE® 1201. Steel: Sandblast/Grind SSPC-SP5-85. Gelcoat/Fiberglass: Sand with 100-150 grit paper. Wood: Smooth sand with 80-100 grit paper.

Mixing and Reduction

Brush/Roll: Reduce 5-10% with T0031. Below 75
°F you may use COLD CURETM Accelerator M3066 to maintain dry and cure times. 
Induction Time after Mixing: 15 Minutes
Anticipated Pot Life at 77
°F/50% R.H: 16 Hours

Application Instructions

Brush or Roller Application:
Apply 2 coats at 3-4 mils WFT yielding 1.0-1.5 DFT per coat. Allow 12-14 hours between coats. Light sanding between coats will improve appearance. For large surfaces rolling, then tipping with a brush is preferred.

Do not apply paint materials to surfaces warmer than 105°F or colder than 55°F. Do not attempt to cure products at temperatures below 55°F.
Performance Yacht Systems
919 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD  21403

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