D. Adam & Associates -- Making the difference -- with Steel-Proof corrosion protection.
Frequently Asked Questions - Steel-Proof - rust preventative for corrosion protection.
Q. What is Steel-Proof?
A. Steel-Proof is a heavy duty rust preventative compound for clean, bare or painted steel work.
It dries to give a semi-hard finish.
Q. How do you use it?
A. Make sure that surfaces are clean and paintwork Is sound.
Then you can apply Steel-Proof by brush or roller.
Q. How many coats do you need?
A. Steel-Proof is a one coat product.
However, the best results are achieved by applying coats of 1 mil thick.
Q. What is the performance of one coat of Steel-Proof?
A. Depending upon how severe the conditions are, one full, thick coat lasts from 2 to 5 years.
Q. Can you apply Steel-Proof to blast cleaned steel?
A. Yes if there is to be a period of prolonged storage of the prepared steel.
Q. On what surfaces is it used?
A. Steel-Proof is used on iron and steel structures and on non-ferrous metalwork.
Q. Will Steel-Proof stop rust?
A. Yes, Steel-Proof is an outstanding rust preventative.
Q. Will the product freeze?
Q. How quickly does Steel-Proof dry?
A. Tack dry in 1 to 2 hours but it will always have a semi hard surface.
Q. Can I paint over Steel-Proof?
A. No. Steel-Proof is a stand alone rust preventative.
Q. Can I use Steel-Proof if it is damp or humid outside?
A. Yes. Steel-Proof can be used in damp humid conditions.
Surfaces which are wet should be protected with Steel-Proof de-wateringGrade.
Q. What happens if it rains on treated surfaces before Steel-Proof dries?
A. Steel-Proof is not affected by rain even immediately after application.
Q. Can I use Steel-Proof in Ultra High Pressure Water Blasting specifications?
A. Yes, so long as it is de-watering Grade.
Q. What is Steel-Proof made of?
A. Steel-Proof is a spirit based blend of calcium sulphonates, waxes and anti corrosive additives.
Q. Is Steel-Proof resistant to saltwater or road salts?
A. Yes. Steel-Proof is exceptionally resistant to road salt and sea water.
It passes 1100 hours salt fog test when applied at minimum 1.00 mil dry film thickness.
Q. How does the product work?
A. Steel-Proof’s dry film exhibits a unique platelet structure, like interleaving “fish scales”.
This impedes the passage of moisture through the protective film.
Q. Does it have uses other than rust prevention?
A. Yes. It provides a very flexible coating to protect plant and equipment in transit and in assembly.
Q. Does it come in colours?
A. No. The product dries tan, translucent brown.
Q. Is Steel-Proof removable?
A. Yes. When protection is no longer required, Steel-Proof is removed using solvent degreaser and hot water.
Q. Must it be removed?
A. Not at all. Residual Steel-Proof acts as an initial lubricant when plant is brought back into use.
Q. Does the product smell?
A. Yes Steel-Proof when dry has a faint characteristic smell.
Q. Is Steel-Proof flammable.
A. Yes. Flash point is 40°C
Q. What happens if I get it on my hands?
A. Wash off with soap and water. It is always good practice to wear gloves when applying coatings.
Q. What do I do if it gets on my clothes?
A. wash affected area with soap and water before it dries.
Dry cleaning clothes will also remove Steel-Proof.
Q. What first aid is required?
A. Splashes on skin or eyes should be flushed well with water.
Q. What about cleaning up after use?
A. Use paint thinners to clean equipment before Steel-Proof dries and aromatic solvents if it has dried.
Q. What will happen if I apply Steel-Proof on a hot surface?
A. Do not apply to surfaces which are subject to heat.
Heat will soften the coating. It will harden again when cool.
However, Steel-Proof will not slump below 107°C nor will it burn when the flame source is removed.