How To Apply Interlux Watertite Application Data
The information provided here has been reproduced courtesy of Interlux Paint Company. Wholesale Marine reproduced this information 2/22/2008.
Watertite is a quick drying epoxy filler suitable for use on Fiberglass, Metals and rigid Wood constructions. The formulation does not shrink and is extremely water resistant, making it suitable for osmosis damage repairs.
* Fill up to .75 inches without sagging
* Use above and below the waterline
* High strength and adhesion properties
* Simple 1:1 mixing ratio for easy measurement of components
* Very fast drying
Colour YAV135-Light Blue
Specific Gravity 1.8
Volume Solids 100%
Mix Ratio 1:1 by volume (as supplied) , Converter/Curing Agent – V136
Typical Shelf Life 2 yrs
VOC (As Supplied) 0 g/lt
Unit Size 500 ml 1 Lt
50F 59F 73F 95F
Touch Dry [ISO] 50mins 40mins 35mins 20mins
Sandable 8hrs 6hrs 5hrs 3hrs
Immersion 5days 3days 2days 36hrs
Pot Life 25mins 20mins 15mins 10mins
Note:At 7C/45F the pot life is 30 mins and the product is sandable after 24 hrs, immersion after 6 days.
50F 59F 73F 95F
Overcoated By Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
Epoxy Barrier-Kote nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Epoxy Primekote nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Interprime 820 nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Interprime 880 nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Interprotect 2000E nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Interprotect 3000/3001 nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Pre-Kote nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Primocon nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
VC Performance Epoxy nbsp10hrs nbsp-nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
VC Tar2 nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Yacht Primer nbsp10hrs nbsp- nbsp6hrs nbsp- nbsp5hrs nbsp- nbsp4hrs nbsp-
Note:Watertite must be sanded before application of epoxy primers.
APPLICATION AND USE
Preparation OSMOTIC BLISTER REPAIR: Apply Epiglass HT9000 Epoxy Resin or Interprotect 1000/1001, to all areas that have been blistered, cracked or where the gelcoat has been removed. Clean and sand the epoxy according to the label directions. If gelcoat has not been removed, apply Watertite in between the first and second coats of Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Interprotect 3000/3001.
Clean with Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
Above water: Pre-prime with Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote. Sand surface with 80-120 grade (grit) paper, wipe clean. Apply Watertite. Below water: Prime with Interprotect 2000E or Interprotect 3000.
Apply using a trowel, spatula or putty knife. When the product has cured, wash with fresh water and sand with 80 grade (grit) paper.
Hints Mixing Mix in a 1:1 ratio by volume it is important to ensure the correct volume mix ratio is used. Mix the two components thoroughly to an even colour.
Thinning Do not thin.
Cleaner Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Some Important Points
Do not use below 7C. Do not apply more than .75 inches thickness at any one time. Product temperature should be minimum 10C/50F and maximum 35C/95F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 7C/45F and maximum 35C/95F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 7C/45F and maximum 35C/95F.
Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Watertite must be overcoated with VC Tar, VC Performance Epoxy, Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Interprotect 3000/3001. Do not apply topside finishes, polyester or vinylester materials over Watertite.
Number of Coats As required
Coverage (Theoretical) – 25 (ft/Gal) at .125 inches
Recommended DFT 62.5 mils dry
Application Methods Knife / Spatula
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION
Watertite should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Watertite to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5C/40F and 35C/95F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Watertite cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.
Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.
The performance of any marine paint or coating depends on many factors outside the control of International Paint Inc., including surface preparation, proper application, and environmental conditions. Therefore, International Paint Inc. cannot guarantee this product’s suitability for your particular purpose or application. IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR MERCHANTABILITY ARE EXCEEDED. International Paint Inc. SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. By purchase of this product, the buyer agrees that the sole exclusive remedy, if any, is limited to the refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product at International Paint Inc. option.
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