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Awlgrip D3001 545 Epoxy Primer Converter

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awlgrip 545 epoxy primer converter

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AwlGrip D3001 Converter is the catalyst or trigger component of the Awlgrip 545 two-part epoxy primer system. Use with 545 primer base (D8001, D1001) component before applying Awlgrip or Awlcraft 2000 topcoats on aluminum, steel, fiberglass, or wood substrates.

Apply the AwlGrip 545 Primer Converter via brush, roller, or spray. For fiberglass boats, the primer base must be mixed 1:1 by volume with D3001 converter. Spray reduced 15-25% with T0006 Primer Reducer. Brush reduced 0-20% with T0031 Topcoat Brushing Reducer. 2-3 mils (50-75 microns) dry film thickness/2 coats. If ambient temperature is below 75 F, use AwlGrip Cold Cure Accelerator to improve dry and cure times.

Info & Guides
Recoatability: At 77 F/50% relative humidity, Spray: minimum with itself 1 hr, 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-Quick Sanding Surfacer, and Ultra Build Primer.

Application equipment includes conventional spray, airless spray, brush, or roller.

Surface Preparation Aluminum: Sandblast or grind to 100% clean silver color or treat with Alumiprep 33/Alodine 1201/ Steel: Sandblast/grind SSPC-SP5-85 or Sa 2 1/2. Gelcoat/Fiberglass: Sand with 100-150 grit paper. Wood: Smooth sand with 80-100 grit paper.

Mixing and Reduction
Spray: Mix by volume one part 545 base with one part D3001 to a smooth homogenous mixture. Reduce up to 25% with T0003. Overall mix is 1:1 1/2 by volume. Example: 8 oz 545 base, 8 oz D3001, 4 oz T0006.

Brush/Roll: Reduce 5-10% with T0031. Below 75 F you may use Cold Cure Accelerator M3066 to maintain dry and cure times. Anticipated Pot life at 77 F and 50% relative humidity is 16 hours.

Application Instructions
Spray Application: Apply smooth, wet coats to fill and cover surface profile. Two to 3 may be needed at 5 - 6.5 mils WFT yielding 2-3 mils DFT.

Brush and Roller Application Apply 2 coats at 3-4 mils WFT yielding 1.0 - 1.5 DFT per coat. Allow 12-14 hrs 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.

Warning Do not apply paint materials to surfaces less than 3 C or 5 F above dew point or to surfaces warmer than 41 C or 105 F. Ambient temp should be a minimum 13 C / 55 F and max 41 C or 105 F.

Technical Information

  • Coverage: 298 Sq. Feet at one mil dry, 198-496 Sq. Feet at recommended dry film thickness. Coverage calculated for mixed base and converter, reduced 50%.
  • Coverage calculations are based on theoretical transfer efficiency of 100%. Actual coverage rate obtained will vary according to equipment choice, application techniques, part size, and application en
  • Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 7-10 mils (175-250 microns)
  • Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 microns)
  • Recoatability: At 77F/50% R.H. minimum 2-4 hours. Maximum without sanding is 24 hours.
  • Plan your work schedule to eliminate having to sand 30-Y-94TM.
  • May be overcoated with AWLGRIP®/AWLCRAFT® 2000 Topcoats, 545 Epoxy Primer, High Build Epoxy Primer, AWL-QUIK® Sanding Surfacer, and ULTRA-BUILD® Epoxy Primer.
  • VOC: White Base 435 g/lt or 3.6 lbs/gal. Gray Base 426 g/lt or 3.6 lbs/gal. Converter 616 g/lt or 5.1 lbs/gal.
  • Type: Epoxy Polyamide
  • Packaging: 1 Gallon or 1 Quart containers.

Reviews for Awlgrip D3001 545 Epoxy Primer Converter

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October 24, 2023

Really good product and service
By BritInUSA from South Florida

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I'm refinishing my 1987 Catalina 34 Sailboat's Non-Skid decking - all of it. A representative from Catalina recommended that I use Alwgrip and Jamestown has the product. This is the largest 'painting' task I have undertaken but the support from JTD has been excellent. They provided all of the references I needed in order to do the job correctly so that I can get the best result. When I had any doubts, a quick 'chat' online clarified the details. The Primer is two part and then reduced in order to be able to apply with brush and roller. I'm in South Florida - the heat and humidity is an issue, I waited till the crazy summer heat died down and then set to work. So far I have done one side of the Anchor locker lid. I brought that home to practice in the garage. All of the steps described by both the reps from JTD and from the documentation were easy to follow and complete. I would advise that you'll need a lot of mixing cups. I put on two coats of the primer and three coats of the top coat. The result is easily as good as I was expecting, perhaps better.

Port side of anchor locker lids - Done
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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