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Epilux 68

A fast drying, epoxy zinc phosphate pre-fabrication primer suitable for automatic or manual spray application.

Epilux 68 is used as a temporary protective primer for coating steelwork prior to the fabrication process, or as a rapid drying blast holding primer. It is extremely fast drying, enabling easy and quick handling of coated steel. It provides protection from weathering and corrosion for up to 6 months. Epilux 68 complies with Det Norske Veritas Type approval Programme 1-602.2,2009, Shop Primers for Corrosion Protection of Steel Plates and Section.


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Corrosion ResistantQuick Drying/Fast CuringDNV Certified
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Surface preparation

  • Remove all wax, oil and grease by cleaning the surface with a solvent in accordance with the guidelines given by SSPC-SP1.
  • Wherever necessary remove the weld spatter, smoothen all the rough weld seams and the sharp edges.
  • Blast clean with an abrasive to a minimum standard of Sa2½ (ISO 8501-1:1988) or SSPC-SP10.
  • Post blast cleaning, any surface defects should be ground, filled or treated in a suitable manner.
  • An average surface profile of 35 - 50 microns is recommended. A rounded surface profile is recommended. Angular abrasives may produce excessive peaks in the profile that may protrude through the primer and lead to corrosion.
  • After blasting, remove dust from the surface. The surface to be coated must be clean and dry.
  • Apply Epilux 68 immediately after blasting to prevent oxidation and recontamination of the steel surface. In case of oxidation or recontamination, re-blast to the required standard.
  • To avoid condensation onto substrate prior to coating application, relative humidity should not exceed 85% and substrate temperature should be more than 3°C above dew point.

Application procedure

Stir contents thoroughly before use. Thinning is not usually required. However, if thinning is needed, do not exceed the recommended ratio of thinning.

Tools you can use


May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Airless Spray

Conventional Spray

May require additional dilution to achieve good atomisation.


May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Available Packs

5L/  20L

1 Coat
11.20 Sqm/L @ 25 microns**


On well-prepared surfaces, as per the painting system recommended. Please refer to the Product Data Sheet for surface preparation and method of application.

** Actual coverage may vary from the quoted coverage due to factors such as method and condition of application, surface roughness, and porosity.

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  • Base Coat
    Epilux 68
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  • Second Coat
    Luxathane 5075

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