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TREATMENT PROCEDURE OF SOFEISATION PROCESS 

COMPLETE SYSTEM:
• St2 + R101 Colourless + R101 Pigmented
• St2 + R101 + R102

TYPICAL USES:
Sofeisation® is a surface preparation and treatment that replaces the sandblasting or chemical treatment of a corroded metallic surface prior to receive a coating. 
Used as a protection before final top coating/painting (up to 30 months) for structures and equipment during their transportation, storage and on-site assembling.
Intended for the protection of structures and metal equipment subjected to highly corrosive marine or chemical environments and in environments with high levels of humidity.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
1. R101 is applied directly to rusty surfaces, free of all non-adherent oxide and mill scales. Surface preparation: St2 type ISO 8501-1 according to the international standards).

2. Eliminate oil and grease if present.

3. Stir R101 Colourless thoroughly before use. PRODUCTS ARE READY FOR USE – NEVER ADD ANY THINNER.

4. Apply R101 Colourless either with a brush, roller or spray gun (because the product is very fluid, the pressure should not exceed 2 – 2.5 bars at the spray gun tip).

NOTE: The Sofeisation® products are very fluid (like water) and tend to accumulate at the base of vertical surfaces and angles. Brush off any excess product in order to avoid a build up and increase in the time it takes to dry.

5. Allow a drying time of 2 to 4 hours (depends on hygrometric level and local temperature).

NOTE: The treated surface should be glossy and depending on the level of corrosion, reapplication may be necessary if the surface still appears dull.

6. Finish treatment with R101 Pigmented or R102 (Stir thoroughly before use).

7. Allow a drying time. Apply final coating if necessary (Wait for total completion of polymerization time which is at least 6 hours before application of final top coating on R102, and at least 48 hours on R101).

8. Clean all equipment with thinner after use.

NOTE: To obtain long lasting resistant protection, we recommend that the complete Sofeisation® system : St2 + R101 + R102 be used prior to any final top coating.

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