Epilux 518

A two component, heavy duty, chemically resistant solvent free amine cured epoxy coating.

An internal tank lining suitable for use with a wide range of chemicals e.g. crude oil, edible oil, effluent wastewater, etc. Epilux 518 is also suitable for use as an epoxy gloss finish and/or maintenance coating for concrete, structural steelwork, equipment, etc. It has excellent chemical resistance, and is flexible and tough with high strength. It is environment friendly with zero VOC coating.

Features

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Abrasion ResistantChemical ResistantLow VOC
Finishes -Semi Gloss

Surface preparation

  • Epilux 518 should be applied to a surface that has been blast cleaned. It may be applied directly to blast cleaned steel or over a suitable primer e.g. Epilux 610.
  • Remove all wax, oil and grease by solvent cleaning in accordance with the guidelines given by SSPC-SP1. Wherever necessary, remove weld spatter and round off all rough weld seams and sharp edges to a smooth surface.
  • Abrasive blast clean to a minimum standard of Sa2½ (ISO 8501-1:1988) or SSPC-SP10. An average surface profile of 75 – 100 microns is required.
  • Ensure that all surface defects detected after blast cleaning is ground, filled or treated in a suitable manner.
  • After blasting, remove dust from the surface. Ensure that the surface to be coated is clean, dry and free from any contaminants.
  • Apply Epilux 518 immediately after blasting to prevent oxidation and recontamination of the steel surface. The use of a dehumidification system and/or the use of a suitable blast/holding primer, such as Epilux 610, is recommended to prevent oxidation of the blasted steel surface. In case of oxidation/ recontamination, re-blast to the required standard. 

Application procedure

Mix the two components of this product only when ready to apply. Once mixed apply immediately. As this product has a very short potlife, delays in application may adversely affect self-levelling properties and may jam up airless spray equipment.

Tools you can use

Brush

May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Airless Spray

Roller

May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Available Packs


20L

1 Coat
5 Sqm/L @ 200 Microns**

Coverage

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.

Popular system

  • Base Coat
    Epilux 82
  • First Coat
    Epilux 82
  • Second Coat
    Luxathane 5075

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  • Base Coat
    Epilux 518
  • Second Coat
    Epilux 518
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