Hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) or Cr6, a known toxin and carcinogen, is banned in Europe and in many industries in the U.S., and yet it’s been part of your coating system for aluminum for decades. If you haven’t explored the possibilities of our magnesium-rich primers, now is the time.
Superb for all aluminum alloys, including 2024, 7075, 6061, 5052 and also works well on metal-to-metal joints, rivets and stress points with other metal alloys.
Eliminate chromium pre-washes and chromium-based primers. Eliminate costly and dangerous hazmat spraying and disposal. Eliminate the need to prime and paint at the same time.
Magnesium-based primers protect aluminum from filaform corrosion, poor adhesion, and premature paint system failure. One single spray coat cold anodizes the surface, creates superior adhesion, and protects against filaform corrosion. The surface remains flexible and durable allowing your pre-primed aluminum to be stored for up to one year without worry of oxidation on the surface. Oven-cure for faster turnaround time.
Revolutionize your painting process while increasing efficiency and dramatically lowering the cost. Your spray booth will be free from carcinogens and your surface prep time will be cut in half.
Originally developed for the U.S. Air Force to apply on airplanes, this technology has been optimized for use on amphibious vehicles and various saltwater applications: yachts, superstructures and construction.
Finish: Low Gloss 10 maximum GU
Color: Metallic Gray
Volume Solids: 53%
Weight Solids: 62%
VOC (EPA Method 24): Max 2.82 Ib/gallon (340 g/l)
Mix Ratio: 4-1-1 (gallon kit)
Prepared aluminum surfaces in demanding industrial
and chloride-rich environments:
• Naval and Maritime Vessels
• Superstructures and Antennae
• Construction Equipment
• Ground Vehicles
• Support Equipment
• Multi-metal Rivets and Joints
Aluminum: 2000, 5000, 6000, 7000 Series
Any Cr-free topcoat
Multimetal: Primarily aluminum + any metal
Components: Cr-free pretreatment
High performance topcoat
(e.g. non-chromate fluoro polyurethane)