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APPLICATION GUIDE AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Meets EPA, USDA, And FDA 21 CFR 175.300 Requirements
GatorGlide G4 is a silicone-epoxy coating having unique release properties while adhering to a broad range of substrates including wood, concrete, fiberglass, metals, and most plastics including epoxies, polyurethanes, and alkyds.
GatorGlide G4 is a 2 component product. Storage: DO NOT FREEZE
Component A must be mixed with a high shear mixer to ensure a homogenous coating. GatorGlide G4 is packaged in 1 Gallon and 5 Gallon kit which contains the proper ratio of ingredients. The entire contents of each container should be mixed together. For quantities less than the pre-packaged kit, mix as follows: To 15 parts of the A component, mix in 1 part of the B component. Mix the A and the B until completely blended. NO INDUCTION PERIOD NECESSARY...Spray or Roll immediately.
Thinning and Clean up
In most cases it is not necessary to thin GatorGlide G4. If you find it necessary to thin GatorGlide G4 you may add up to 5% DRINKING WATER. Clean up by using soap and water while GatorGlide G4 is in an uncured state. For best results clean all equipment as soon as the application is complete. After the material has cured, solvent is needed to clean the GatorGlide G4.
Application and Recoating
Roll or spray GatorGlide G4 for a 3 to 4 mil dry or 6 to 8 wet mil coating. Roll or spray in two or three increments to avoid sagging if a heavier deposit is required. Apply the last coat as a thin 2 to 3 mil dry coating to obtain the best smoothness and abrasion resistance. If poor wetting occurs while applying GatorGlide coatings, then lightly roughen the dry GatorGlide surface with 400 grit sandpaper prior to top-coating. Make sure the surface temperature is above 40°F and the relative humidity is below 90% before coating. Allow at least 48 hours and ideally one week of curing before putting into service. Post heating at elevated temperatures will speed up curing and improve the abrasion resistance. Do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning GatorGlide surfaces, a simple hand wipe or a light scrape is adequate for removing marine growth. If the GatorGlide surface has become damaged or has excessive wear, then an occasional touch up may be required. This can be achieved by simply spraying 1 to 3 mils of the GatorGlide G4 over the existing GatorGlide surface and allowing it to cure for at least 24 hours prior to putting it back in service.
Caution - Extremely Slippery -care must be followed when walking on this surface to prevent slipping. .
Silicone/epoxy Waterbased Color: Various Pot life: 60 min. @ 68°F Induction Time: None Solids: by Weight 49% Coverage Rate: Approx. 200 sq. ft. @ 3-4 mil DFT (85% Yield)
Tensile Strength:>1750psi Elongation: ASTM 2370>5% Adhesion: ASTM D451>1000psi
Cure Time: Complete in 5 days. Dry to the touch in 2 hours. Force cure 300°F for 30 min. Many applications can be returned to service the next day. Abrasion: (CS 17/Kg/1000 cycles) <4 mg loss
VOC: ASTM 3960-1.0#/gl. Heat Resistance: Do not exceed 275°F continuous service
To the best of our knowledge the technical data contained herein is true and accurate at the date of this issuance and is subject to change without prior notice. User must contact GatorHeads distributor/representative to verify correctness before specifying or ordering. No guarantee of accuracy is given or implied. GatorHeads guarantees its products to conform to GatorHeads quality control. GatorHeads assumes no responsibility for coverage, performance, or injuries resulting from use. Liability, if any, is limited to replacement of products. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY GatorHeads, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF THE LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR OR CALL GATORHEADS AT 863-269-8927.
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The colors depicted here are photographs and do not show the true color. Colors also will vary from batch to batch. Once you have chosen a color it is yours. If a color selection is not placed under "special instructions" it will come in Graphite color which sometimes appears almost black.
The G4 will be lighter in color then the4 G2 due to the additional mica in it.