Apply this protective coating to your used RV, various equipment such as tractors, backhoes, lawn mowers, etc., and used school buses to restore luster and cover oxidation issues. Additional uses include metal lawn furniture, metal buildings, and virtually any item that was manufactured using single stage paint that has become faded and oxidized over time. The product will penetrate the pores to bring back the deep, rich colors and will adhere to and seal the surface to prevent future fading and oxidation caused by the sun, salt spray, and other environmental contaminants. The product is clear in color and can be applied to any color of finish. Once cured, wax may be applied on top of the coating for even more shine and protection.
Instructions: Please read carefully and follow explicitly. Safety first. USE IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA, preferably outdoors and in the sun if possible. Any item to be coated MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY before application. Any dirt, stains, etc. left from improper cleaning will be sealed in and cannot be removed after application. Previously applied sealants should also be removed. We have found that the best detergent to prep with is a simple dishwashing detergent, such as original Dawn with no lotions or additives. Items to be coated must have some level of oxidation and fading for the product to be able to penetrate and adhere. DO NOT use on brand new items with fresh factory paint. DO NOT apply to automotive paint finishes or any surface that has been finished with clear coat. The product is to be used to restore and prevent further damage. ALWAYS test a small, inconspicuous area before application. The surface temperature of the intended item to be coated should be at least 50oF. If the ambient temperature is below this mark, the item can be placed in the sun to warm the surface. May not be used on any indoor items.
To apply, hold can approximately 12 inches away from object being coated and spray in a sweeping motion applying light, even coats until a uniform finish is achieved. Areas of heavy oxidation may require additional light coats to achieve an even finish. As with any paint or coating product, applying too heavy of a coat in a short time period will result in sagging or running of the product. Should this happen, lightly dab with a paper towel, allow to dry (should only take a few minutes), and reapply to even out. Product should be allowed to cure for 24 hours before coated items are put back into use or service.
To apply the product with a spray gun, the simplest method is the use of the Wagner Flexio 3000 model. Only a 120v outlet is needed to supply power. Simply pour the product into the reservoir and spray on. The gun does need to be set up for use initially. There is a small screw on the back of the material trigger (using the big cannister) that should be backed out counterclockwise until very little, if any, material is dispensed on the lowest setting. Lighter material dispensation will result in a smoother finish. The fan should be set on the maximum setting. The spray pattern adjustment (on top of the spray nozzle) should be set at about half. This will produce a pattern that is neither too wide nor too narrow. These are the settings that I have found to work the best. You may prefer to use different settings. If using the small canister, the amount applied is based on trigger pressure.
Another method of application is by using an air-powered spray gun, such as the Devilbiss FLG4. When using this or a similar gun with an air compressor, a water separator should be used in conjunction with frequent draining of the compressor tank. Air pressure will vary depending on the size tip used in the gun. We have found the range to be 10-20 psi, which is higher than recommended in the video. A higher pressure will atomize the coating more and provide a smoother finish. Too much pressure will atomize the product too much and will cause it to dry out too quickly.
Cleanup is simple and quick. Pour Xylene or comparable solvent such as acetone into the cannister, shake it around, and then spray for a few seconds. Should excess buildup occur in the tip, it may be soaked in Xylene or comparable solvent such as acetone for a period of time to dissolve it away.