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Superior Coating Solutions: Frequently Asked Questions

 

About Our Company

1. What types of services do you provide?
We provide consulting and coating contracting services through our affiliate subcontractors.  We service corporate, commercial, and industrial clients and specialize in innovative solutions to difficult problems regarding waterproofing, condensation, insulation, corrosion, and more.
2. Are you a wholesaler, distributor, or retailer?

We distribute our coatings to construction companies, roofers, contractors, and other building professionals.  Since many of our coatings require a trained applicator with special equipment, we do not generally sell to the public.

3. Where are you based?

We are based in New York and serve clients throughout the US.

Rust Grip®: Frequently Asked Questions

Rust Grip

1. What surfaces can Rust Grip® be applied to?
RUST GRIP® can be applied to aged or new steel or aluminum, concrete, wood, and rusty or corroded steel and aluminum
2. How is Rust Grip® sold?
5 gallon pail and 1 gallon cans
3. Can Rust Grip® withstand chemicals?
Rust Grip® has been tested against 1,500 different chemicals and is only unsuitable for continuous immersion in ammonia and urea derivates.
4. What’s the difference between Rust Grip® and a rust converter?
Rust Grip® works by penetrating through and rust, encapsulating it and preventing further expansion.  Rust converters work by chemically changing the rust into a benign form which only lasts for a few months and must be overcoated.
5. What precautions do I need to take when working with Rust Grip®?
Practice standard safety precautions when working with Rust Grip®, including protective clothing. Rust Grip® will adhere to and cure on skin. Rust Grip® is USDA-approved (with original 1992 approval letter) and safe, but it will wear on skin for several weeks before being sloughed off with normal skin renewal.
Because Rust Grip® works rapidly, do not leave a container open to the air for longer than 4 hours, or Rust Grip® will draw in the ambient humidity and begin to cure. Use caution when resealing the container, as any Rust Grip® on the seal track of the lid or container may cause the two surfaces to seal. A brush or roller used to apply Rust Grip® cannot be cleaned.
6. How do I clean off Rust Grip®?
As long as it is immediately cleaned after it is applied, Rust Grip® can be removed with xylene or MEK. There is no way to remove Rust Grip® when it has set. Brushes and rollers must be thrown away. Flush spray machine, hoses and gun with solvents to clean out. When breaking for lunch, seal off Rust Grip® container, run solvent through the machine and hoses and leave gun submerged in solvent pail.
HPC™ Frequently Asked Questions

HPC

1. Is HPC™ Coating a reflector?

No. HPC™ Coating uses only non-conductive ceramics.  HPC™ Coating is designed not to absorb, but to catch and hold heat on the surface.

2. When should I use HPC™ Coating?

HPC™ Coating is designed to prevent conductive heat transfer. Use HPC™ Coating to reduce heat loss from conduction in conditions with high temperatures.
HPC™ Coating catches and holds heat “onto” a surface such as a steam pipe, boiler plate, or a tank.

3. What is the best topcoat for HPC™ Coating?

HPC™ Coating must be sealed when exposed to outdoor environments or in areas where it may see abuse or excessive moisture. You can overcoat with Enamo Grip for wet situations or Rust Grip® for toughness.

Enamo Grip: Frequently Asked Questions

Enamo Grip

1.What surfaces can Enamo Grip be applied to?
Enamo Grip can be applied to metal, aluminum, or concrete and as a top coat to any other SPI coating product.Enamo Grip can be used as a stand alone top coat.
2.How is Enamo Grip sold?
Enamo Grip is available in 1 gallon and 4 gallon kits.
3.How do I remove graffiti from a surface coated with Enamo Grip?
Graffiti Cleaner, a special cleaning solution, is the best cleaner to remove graffiti from surfaces coated with Enamo Grip. Graffiti Cleaner is non-flammable and environmentally friendly.
4.Does Enamo Grip wear down after repeated cleanings?
Enamo Grip is resistant to wear for long life as a non-sacrificial coating and will remain intact for many years of service subject to unusual abuse or repeated cleanings.
5.Does Enamo Grip allow the surface beneath it to breathe?
No.  Enamo Grip completely seals the surfaces against moisture penetration and contaminants.
6.How do I clean Enamo Grip off of equipment?
Enamo Grip can be cleaned immediately after application with xylene or MEK. After Enamo Grip has set, cleaning and removal is very difficult.
7.Does Enamo Grip provide a no-slip surface?
No, but anti-slip aggregate can easily be added to Enamo Grip to provide increased traction.
Moist Metal Grip: Frequently Asked Questions

Moist Metal Grip

1.When Should I use Moist Metal Grip Instead of Rust Grip®?

Use Moist Metal Grip when moisture cannot be removed from the surface or when there is constant exposure to moisture.

2.How is Moist Metal Grip sold?

Moist Metal Grip is sold in 5-gallon kits and 1-gallon kits.

3.How do I clean Moist Metal Grip?
Moist Metal Grip can be removed with xylene or MEK shortly after application.
4.Is Moist Metal Grip tintable?
Yes. Moist Metal Grip can be safely tinted with universal solvent-based tint.
Super Base (HS): Frequently Asked Questions

Super Base

1.When should I use Super Base (HS)?
Super Base (HS) should be applied before our other coatings on:

    • Very Dark Surfaces to prevent color bleed
    • Tar or polyurethane foam to prevent chemical bleed through
    • Wood to seal
    • Concrete to fill in pores & seal
    • Flat roofing as a base coat

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