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VC Performance Epoxy is a two-part finish ideal for trailered or rack-stored performance powerboats and sailboats. Formerly known as VC Underwater Epoxy, it produces a hard, slick, semi-gloss white finish with special additives to make wet sanding and burnishing easy.
VC Performance's semi-gloss finish makes viewing sanded areas easier. It contains no antifouling biocide. Overcoats have a 10 minute drying time. It can left to dry indefinitely before launching. Use with 2316N thinner. Offers 200 Sq.Ft./Gal coverage when sprayed (220 Sq.Ft./Gal coverage when rolled or brushed).
Available in a Quart Kit (contains two quarts: 1 quart base & 1 quart curing agent) and a Gallon Kit (contains two gallons: 1 gallon base & 1 gallon curing agent).
|Drying Information||50 Degrees F||73 Degrees F||95 Degrees F|
|Touch Dry (ISO)||3 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Immersion||7 days||4 days||3 days|
|Pot Life||6 hrs||5 hrs||4 hrs|
|Overcoated By||@ 50 degrees F||@ 73 degrees F||@ 95 degrees F|
|Time (in hours)||6 - 24 Max||5 - 24 Max||4 - 24 Max|
APPLICATION AND USE
BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
CLEAR EPOXY: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Wet sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wash down with fresh water. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Method Apply 3 coats of VC Performance Epoxy. VC Performance Epoxy is designed for spray application but can be applied by brush and rollers.
Mixing Mix base and curing agent thoroughly at the specified ratio. Allow 45 mins at 50 deg F/10 deg C and 30 mins above 77 deg F/25 deg C for induction.
Thinner Reducing Solvent 2316N.
Thinning Thin, if necessary, after induction.
Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Epoxy - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Airless Spray Pressure: 142-170 bar/2100-2500 psi Tip Size: 0.48-0.53 mm/19-21 thou.
Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.08 bar/50-60 psi - gun pressure; 8-15 psi pot pressure. Tip Size: 1.4-1.5 mm/55-60 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.06-4.08 bar/45-60 psi. Tip Size: 1.4-1.5 mm/55-60 thou.
Other If fairing is necessary, use Interprotect Watertite between 1st and 2nd coats of VC Performance Epoxy and then apply 3 coats of VC Performance Epoxy over the Interprotect Watertite.
Some Important Points Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F.
Compatibility/Substrates VC Performance Epoxy can be applied to gelcoat, bare fiberglass, epoxy and properly primed metal. Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. VC Performance Epoxy can only be applied over two component products that are specified for underwater use. If there is any single paint (such as antifouling paint) on the surface, it must be removed and then proceed as with bare surface.
Number of Coats 3-4 as needed
Coverage (Theoretical) - 200 (sq ft/Gal) by spray; 220 (sq ft/Gal) when rolled or brushed
Recommended DFT 3.5 mils dry
Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup