APPLICATION / ZERO RUST
Mix Zero Rust well before using. Apply with spray, brush or roller. Zero Rust
is a high solids product with 54% solids by volume. For practical purposes,
2 mils of wet film yields 1 mil of dry film thickness after solvent evaporation.
If Zero Rust is thinned prior to application, additional wet film thickness
must be applied. For best results, apply a minimum of two coats, using a crisscross
pattern from one coat to the next to help preclude holidays (pin holes) and
thin spots. To assure adequate coverage, an easy visual barometer is to use
two dissimilar colors for the first and second coats – i.e., a coat of
red oxide followed by enough of the final color to hide the red oxide.
Red oxide and black are the best of the best for sealing. Thus, we recommend
either of these colors as the first coat. Do not apply too heavily and allow
adequate time between coats for flash off; 20 to 30 minutes is typical.
is extremely important! Because Zero Rust is formulated to be impermeable to
oxidation, the surface of the film starts closing when the solvents start flashing
off. This impedes the migration of solvents from the interior of the film.
When a thick coat is applied, or if adequate time is not allowed between coats,
the paint takes much longer to dry. Because Zero Rust is heavy bodied, thinning
will be required for siphon gun application – a reduction of 15-20% with
xylene is typical. Recommended thinners are Xylene (Xylol), Toluene, and Acetone.
Do not use mineral spirits or VMP Naphtha for thinning.
Zero Rust meets the current volatile organic compounds (VOC) limits for architectural
coatings (AIM), as published by the EPA on 9/11/98. For these customers who
fall under the AIM category, thinning must be done with an EPA-approved solvent,
such as acetone or Oxsol 100. Application with airless spray equipment can
be done directly from the can with no thinning; however, a thinner may be
required at temperatures below 60 degrees. If necessary, you may thin to suit
for brushing and rolling.
NOTE: Zero Rust is not recommended for submersible