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Ceramic Coating for Gas and Diesel Fuel Tanks - CeRam Kote 54 SST

$248.33
SKU CK54SST-1G
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CeRam-Kote 54 SST is a ceramic coating designed for a broader range of surface applications including fuel tanks. This product is ideal for diesel and gas tanks because it can be applied on wet, damp areas, or on surfaces that are marginally prepared. The CerRam Kote 54 SST product adheres to rusty steel surfaces. 

CeRam-Kote 54 SST offers versatile application options, serving as both a standalone coating or as a primer for other high-performance coatings. Its adaptability extends to use as a barrier coat or universal primer. With a unique tolerance for semi-wet or damp surfaces, it meets the standards for application in USDA-inspected facilities.

Characterized by its exceptional adhesion to diverse substrates, even those marginally prepared, CeRam-Kote 54 SST stands out as a surface-tolerant coating. Its robust mechanical properties render it particularly effective in scenarios demanding protection against high abrasion and severe corrosion.

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

Mix at 4:1, part A to part B by Volume, and 7:1 by Weight.

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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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SURFACE PREP

Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Abrasive cleaning is the most effective and economical method; however, if this form of preparation is impossible or impractical, CeRam-Kote 54 SST is accomodating of marginally prepared and slightly moist, damp, or oil-contaminated surfaces. The acceptability of CeRam-Kote 54 SST over surfaces in contaminated environments should be evaluated by preparing and coating a test patch area.

The test patch area should use the same surface preparation and application method intended for the total project. Allow the test patch to dry a minimum of 7 days before evaluating adhesion. If adhesion is poor, the surface will need to be cleaned of contaminant before coating. Always remove fallout, dirt, loose rust, and peeling paint. Damp or oil contaminated surfaces should always be brushed, rolled or spray and backroll applied, working the paint film into contamination.

Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Abrasive cleaning is the most effective and economical method; however, if this form of preparation is impossible or impractical, CeRam-Kote 54 SST is accomodating of marginally prepared and slightly moist, damp, or oil-contaminated surfaces. The acceptability of CeRam-Kote 54 SST over surfaces in contaminated environments should be evaluated by preparing and coating a test patch area.

The test patch area should use the same surface preparation and application method intended for the total project. Allow the test patch to dry a minimum of 7 days before evaluating adhesion. If adhesion is poor, the surface will need to be cleaned of contaminant before coating. Always remove fallout, dirt, loose rust, and peeling paint. Damp or oil contaminated surfaces should always be brushed, rolled or spray and backroll applied, working the paint film into contamination.

Iron & Steel - Remove all loose rust, dirt, moisture, grease and soluble salts from surface. Power tool clean (SSPC-SP3) or hand-tool clean (SSPC-SP2). For more severe environments, dry abrasive blast (SSPC-SP7). Water blasting is also acceptable to SSPC-D-Vis-WJ-3-H. For immersion service, dry abrasive blast SSPC-SP10 and achieve a 2-mil (50 micron) anchor profile. Prime any bare steel within 8 hours or before flash rusting occurs.

Aluminum - Remove all oil, grease, dirt, oxide, soluble salts, and other foreign material by solvent cleaning per SSPC-SP1. Power-tool clean (SSPC-SP3) or hand-tool clean (SSPC-SP2). For more severe environments, dry abrasive blast (SSPC-SP7). Water blasting is also acceptable to SSPC-DVis-WJ-3-H. For immersion service, dry abrasive blast SSPC-SP10 and achieve a 2-mil (50 micron) anchor profile. Prime any bare steel within 8 hours or before flash rusting occurs 

Galvanized Steel - Allow to weather a minimum of six months prior to coating. Remove all oil, grease, dirt, oxide, soluble salts, and other foreign material by solvent cleaning per SSPC-SP1 (recommended solvent is VM&P Naptha). When weathering is not possible or the surface has been treated with chromates or silicates, first solvent clean per SSPC-SP1 and apply a test patch. Allow CeRam-Kote 54 SST to dry at least one week before testing adhesion. If adhesion is poor, brush blasting per SSPC-SP7 is necessary to remove these treatments. 

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MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

Volume Ratio: 4 parts of Part A (Coating) to 1 part of Part B (Curing Agent)

Weight Ratio: 7 parts of Part A to 1 part of Part B

CeRam-Kote® 54 SST contains a high loading of ceramic particles which must be placed into full suspension with the polymer resin prior to application. CeRam-Kote® 54 SST is packaged in two cans, Part A (resin and ceramics) and Part B (curing agent).

Shake Part A (coating) with a Cyclone air-powered shaker or mix Part A with a paddle mixer until all ceramic particles are suspended in the resin. Time required to place ceramics into suspension varies according to temperature and length of material storage time. At 72°F (22.2°C), generally a four (4) to six (6) minute shake will place the ceramic particles into suspension.

Regardless of time needed, shake all ceramic material into suspension prior to proceeding. Failure to properly mix will keep CeRam-Kote® 54 SST from performing or curing properly. Check the can to assure all solids are in suspension prior to proceeding to the mixing step. Once proper suspension is achieved, combine Part A (base) with Part B (catalyst). 

Combine Part A (coating) and Part B (curing agent) and stir until both parts are thoroughly mixed. Shaking can cause excessive heat to build up, thus causing curing problems. Stirring time is temperature dependent, but it should take only three (3) to four (4) minutes to thoroughly mix the components.
No induction time is needed before application.

THINNING

Adjust viscosity with small amounts MEK, Acetone, Toluene, or Xylene. Maximum recommendation is 15%.

APPLICATION

Airless Spray:

Pressure = 2,800 - 3,000 psi

Hose = 3/8" ID

Tip = 0.021" to 0.027"

Filter = 30 mesh

Reduction = as needed up to 10% by volume

Conventional Spray:

Gun = Binks 2001 or similar

Fluid Nozzle = 68 (2.8 mm orifice size)

Air Nozzle = 68PB

Atomization Pressure = 40 psi

Fluid Pressure = 30 psi

Reduction = as needed up to 15% by volume

Brush:

Natural bristle

Reduction = Not recommended

Roller:

Cover = 1/2" lambs wool

Reduction = Not recommended

Damp or oil contaminated surfaces should always be brushed, rolled or spray and backroll applied, working the paint film into contamination.

All other surfaces - spray apply for best results using conventional, airless, or cup gun. The air source must be dry.
The compressed air source should be outfitted with air dryers as needed to supply moisture-free air. After thoroughly mixing CeRam-Kote® 54 SST, strain it with a standard paint strainer and pour CeRam-Kote® 54 SST into the spray equipment.

Performance Tips: Stripe coat all crevices, welds and sharp angles to prevent early failure in these areas. When using spray application, use a 50% overlap with each pass of the gun to avoid holidays, bare areas, and pinholes. Whenever possible, cross spray at a right angle.

Spreading rates are calculated on volume solids and do not include an application loss factor due to surface profile, roughness or porosity of the surface, skill and technique of the applicator, method of application, various surface irregularities, material lost during mixing, spillage, overthinning, climatic conditions and excessive film build. Excessive reduction of material can affect film build, appearance, and adhesion.

In order to avoid blockage of spray equipment, clean equipment before use or before periods of extended downtime with CeRam-Kote Thinner 1 or CeRam-Kote Thinner 3. Do not apply the material beyond recommended pot life. Do not mix previously catalyzed material with new.

CLIMATE:

For Maximum Performance: Use CeRam-Kote 54 SST only if the substrate temperature and ambient air temperature is above 40°F (4.4°C). No coating should be permitted when substrate is wet from rain or dew, when surfaces are less than 5°F (3°C) above the dew point and holding or when relative humidity is greater than 85%.

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE

For storage of CK 54 SST the Pot Life at 72°F (22.2°C) is two (2) hours. Colder temperatures will increase the pot life and warmer temperatures will decrease the pot life. Keep cans out of direct sunlight to prevent heat buildup. 

Preferred storage/usage is a dry enclosed area under 85°F (29°C) /used within two (2) years.

REPAIRS:

If application of the coating is less than seventy-two (72) hours old and has not been exposed to contamination, repair by wiping with CeRam-Kote Thinner 1 or Thinner 3 and then re-apply 54 SST. If contaminated or more than 72 hours old, first sand with appropriate grit sandpaper, then repeat repair process.

CLEANUP:

For easiest cleanup be sure to purge and clean spray equipment within thirty (30) minutes of the final spray. Flush all equipment with CeRam-Kote Thinner 1 or Thinner 3 until solvent sprays clear. Disassemble and clean equipment to manufacturer’s recommendations. Material left in spray equipment will solidify and damage equipment. Use precautionary measure applicable to any catalyzed material

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