Hempel Light Primer 45551 is a two-component, epoxy high build solvent based primer and undercoat. Ideal for the prevention and repair of osmotic blistering in glass fibre. Protects against general corrosion.
Hempel Light Primer 45551 is formulated for use on glassfibre, steel, aluminium and plywood. For interior and exterior use above and below the waterline. Also for prevention and repair of osmotic blistering in the glass fibre reinforced polyester. Suitable for use on yachts.
Preparation: Always ensure all surfaces are clean, oil free and dry. Clean the surface and remove possible oil and grease with a suitable detergent and sand with dry abrasive paper. Carefully remove dust with fresh water.
Preparation For uncoated surfaces: Glass fibre: Sand and remove all dust.
Preparation For Steel: Remove salt and other contaminants by (high pressure) fresh water cleaning. Remove all rust and loose material by abrasive blasting or power tool cleaning. Dust off residues.
Preparation For Aluminium: High pressure fresh water clean. Abrasive blast with non-metallic abrasive. Abrade, clean and dry the surface.
Preparation For Plywood: Sand and remove all dust. Seal the dry clean surface with suitable wood sealer.
Preparation For Previously coated surfaces: Abrade, clean and dry the surface.
Method: Uncoated surfaces below waterline: Prime porous surfaces with first coat of the product thinned with specified HEMPEL'S THINNER: max. 20%. Finally apply 3-5 coats to obtain full film thickness. Add thinner to assist application if necessary: max. 5%.. Overcoat with specified HEMPEL’S primer/tiecoat and chosen antifouling while the product is still tacky. It is essential to prime aluminium substrates up to 300 micron minimum dry film thickness. Uncoated surfaces above waterline: Prime porous surfaces with first coat of the product thinned with specified HEMPEL'S THINNER: max. 20%. Finally apply 2 coats of the product. Add thinner to assist application if necessary: max. 5%.Overcoat with chosen topcoat.. Previously coated surface: Abrade, clean and dry the surface. Apply 1 coat of the product. Add thinner to assist application if necessary: max. 5%. Overcoat with chosen coating. For use with Silic One Fouling Release System (follow Silic One application instructions).
For subsequent soat use one of the below:
- Hempel Underwater Primer 26030
- Hempel Antifouling Primer 26050
- Hempel's Antifouling
- Hempel's Ocean Gloss 55500
- Hempel's Polyenamel 55103
- Hempel's Polygloss 55530
|Stock Colours:||11630 Off White, 12170 Light Grey, 19990 Black|
|Tintable:||Yes, upon request. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable|
|VOC Content:||437 g/L|
|Suitable Substrates:||Suitable on glass fibre, steel, aluminium and plywood. For interior and exterior use above and below the waterline.|
|Application Method:||Brush / Paint Pad / Roller / Spray|
|Theoretical Coverage:||8.2 m2 per litre at 60 microns|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||120 microns|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||60 microns|
|Touch Dry:||3 hours at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||See data sheet|
|Fully Cured:||7 days at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||HEMPEL’S THINNER 845 (No 5) 08451 (see data sheet)|
|Shelf Life:||3 years minimum in original unopened containers.|
|Packaging:||Available in 5 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.