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CeRam Kote 54 Abrasion & Corrosion Resistant Ceramic Coating - 1 Gal Kit

$237.09
SKU CK54-1G
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CeRam Kote is the ideal ceramic barrier coating to protect expensive and critical equipment in extreme and harsh environments. 

Ceramic single-coat 2-pass resin technology provides superior chemical and abrasion resistance compared to liquid and fusion-bond epoxy products. The CeRam Kote 54 system works by trapping a high density of ceramic particles in the resin, creating a durable encapsulating ceramic shell. 

Ceram Kote is strong, offering increased mechanical properties to the underlying surface substrate, providing chemical resistance and preventing metal corrosion. Our customers use it to avoid corrosion from Saltwater, Oils, Fuels, and Hydrochloric Acid (HCL). 

Applications:

  • Firetubes
  • Water, Oil, Chemical, and Fuel Tanks
  • Oilfield Pumps & Injection Wells (Oil Patch)
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Mining
  • Marine Vessels

CeRam Kote products are typically available in a semi-gloss finish by default. If you prefer a matte or flat finish, we can accommodate that upon request. Additionally, if you need a color that isn't listed, please let us know, and we'll provide a custom quote for your specific requirements.

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SOLD IN A 1-GALLON UNIT KIT THAT INCLUDES PARTS A & B. 

Mix at a ratio of 12 part A to 1 part B. Do not apply if temperatures are below 40*F.

PRODUCT SPECS

CeRam Kote The Original 

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Note by default all CeRam-Kote orders ship from our centrally located Texas warehouse where a full stock of ceramic coating products are maintained.

Most orders ship out 2-3 business days following the order depending on stock levels. Delivery times shown on the shipping map are typical, though not guaranteed.  

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CURE TIME

A two pass 6-8 mils DFT (152-203 microns) application air dries to a touch dry finish within 3 hours at 72*F (22.2*C) and achieves a 70% cure in twelve (12)hours. Cure times lengthen at lower temperatures and shorten at higher temperatures. A minimum of 12 hours cure time is required before placing into service.

Use CeRam-Kote 54* only if the substrate temperature and ambient air temperature is above 40* F (4.4*C). Coating should not be applied when substrate is wet from rain or dew, when surfaces are less than five degrees Fahrenheit (three degrees Celsius) above the dew point and holding or when relative humidity is greater than 85%. Moisture will inhibit the catalyst reaction and CeRam-Kote 54* will not cure or perform properly. 

SURFACE PREP

Bonding strength depends on proper preparation of the surface to be coated for long term performance of the product. The substrate should be free of oil, dust, grease and salt/chloride contamination. An anchor profile of 1-2 mils is recommended but depends solely on substrate to be coated. Cleanliness and proper preparation is the most important step to produce a coated surface that will perform and last.

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MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

Volume Ratio: Twelve (12) parts of Part A to one (1) part of Part B

Weight Ratio: Twenty and ½ ( 20.5) parts of Part A to one (1) part of Part B

CeRam-Kote 54* contains a high loading of ceramic particles in Part A which must be placed in full suspension prior to mixing with Part B catalyst. Use a mechanical shaker to shake Part A until all ceramic particles are suspended in the resin. Depending on the mechanical shaker used, this may take up to 30 minutes of shaking to reach proper suspension.

Once proper suspension is achieved, combine Part A (base) with Part B (catalyst). 

No induction time is needed before application. Do not mix coating until ready to apply to ensure proper pot life.

THINNING

Adjust viscosity with small amounts of MEK, Acetone or Isopropanol Alcohol (99% pure). Use caution when adjusting viscosity, a little goes a long way. Only a small portion of the coating is the resin is the only ingredient that can thinned. Do not exceed 10% by volume when thinning.

APPLICATION

Spray apply for best results.
The air source must be dry and should be outfitted with air dryers to supply moisture free air. Spray equipment such as Binks Mach 1 97-97AP or DeVilbiss JGHV531-83E is recommended for best atomization and finish.

After thoroughly mixing CeRam-Kote 54, strain coating through a standard medium mesh paint strainer directly into spray equipment.

Apply a first pass of 4 (four) to 5 (five) mils (102-127 microns) wet film thickness (WFT) and allow approximately 30 to 45 minutes for solvent to flash off. Apply a second pass of 4 to 5 mils WFT. This will achieve a total dry film thickness (DFT) of 6 to 8 mils. 

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE

Pot life for CeRam-Kote 54 is approximately 1 hour at 72*F (22.2*C). Colder temperatures will increase pot life and warmer temperatures will decrease pot life. Keep cans and mixed product out of direct sunlight to prevent heat buildup. 

CeRam-Kote 54 should be stored in a dry enclosed area under 85*F (29*C) and used within 2 (two) years

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