RD-Elastometal

    Technical sheet

    High performance elastomeric coating combining superior anti-corrosion and waterproofing properties.

    Its permanent elasticity allows it to adhere to surfaces subject to elongation and to perfectly protect complex metal objects made up of bolts, sharp edges and fittings, among other things. DTM (Direct-To-Metal) type of coating, it is used as a primer and finish. RD-Elastometal protects metal roofs, bridges, silos, beams, etc., even in the most severe weather conditions.

    Available colors

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    Packaging

    1 kg
    Surface 1 coat: 2.50m²
    5 kg
    Surface 1 coat: 12.50m²
    25 kg
    Surface 1 coat: 62.50m²
    Total quantity selected (Kg): 0
    Theoretical surface that can be painted in 2 coats with the ordered quantity (*) : 0

    (*) the quantity indicated is theoretical and is based on a standard consumption of the product as described in the technical sheet below. This consumption is also influenced by the nature of the support and the method of application.

    Technical sheet

    Description of the product

    USE: 

    High performance elastomeric coating combining superior anti-corrosion and waterproofing properties.

    FEATURES:

    Single component water-based coating based on special resins for the protection of metal surfaces, objects and metallic roofs against corrosion and weathering. RD-Elastometal, often considered as a “Direct-To-Rusty-Metal” coating, can be applied directly to rusty surfaces if loose rust has been removed. As a Dry Fall coating, any overspray can easily be removed after spraying.

    RD-Elastometal is water-based, easy to handle, safe and has no fire risks. 
    It is a fast-drying coating system that greatly reduces downtime during installation. 
    Virtually odour free, it does not affect neighbouring occupants and can therefore be used in occupied buildings. 

    RD-Elastometal is UV resistant and is meant to be applied as primer and finishing coat. 

    Its permanent 200% elasticity enables it to adhere even on flexible surfaces such as metallic roofs, suspension cables, long beams etc. Tested to be used in the most severe environments, RD-Elastometal protects millions of square meters of valuable assets worldwide 24/7 including bridges, telecom towers, gantries, tanks, etc.

    RD-Elastometal is part of the SCS – Single Coating System - product group.

    SUBSTRATES:

    Steel, weathered galvanized steel > 1 year

    Systems

    Steel located in aggressive marine & industrial environments – C5

    Wet film thickness in microns / mils

    Dry film thickness in microns / mils

    Consumption per m² / ft² per gallon

    Comments

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    307 / 12,3

    175 / 7

    0,4 kg / 130

    High lifespan > 15 years

    (contact us for durability> 25 years)

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    307 / 12,3

    175 / 7

    0,4 kg / 130

    TOTAL

     

    350 / 14

    0,8 kg / 65

     

    Other option: On objects for which aesthetics are highly important, the second coat of RD-Elastometal can be replaced by one coat of RD-Monoguard which offers a semi-gloss enamel type of finish.

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    386 / 15,4

    220 / 8,8

    0,48 kg / 106

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Monoguard

    186 / 7,4

    80 / 3,2

    0,19 l / 219

    TOTAL

     

    250 / 10

     

    Steel located in aggressive marine & industrial environments – C4

    Wet film thickness in microns / mils

    Dry film thickness in microns / mils

    Consumption per m² / ft² per gallon

    Comments

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,40 kg / 130

    Very High lifespan > 25 years

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,40 kg / 130

    TOTAL

     

    350 / 14

    0,80 kg / 65

     

    Other option:

     

     

     

     

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    263 / 10,5

    150 / 6

    0,33 kg / 155

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    263 / 10,5

    150 / 6

    0,33 kg / 155

    TOTAL

     

    300 / 12

    0,66 kg / 76

     

    Other option:  On objects for which aesthetics are highly important, the second coat of RD-Elastometal can be replaced by one coat of RD-Monoguard which offers a semi-gloss enamel type of finish.

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,4 kg / 130

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Monoguard

    186 / 7,4

    80 / 3,2

    0,19 l / 219

    TOTAL

     

    255 / 10,2

     

    Steel located in moderate environments – C3

    Wet film thickness in microns / mils

    Dry film thickness in microns / mils

    Consumption per m² / ft² per gallon

    Comments

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    270 / 11

    150 / 6

    0,35 kg / 152

    Very High lifespan > 25 years

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    270 / 11

    150 / 6

    0,35 kg / 152

    TOTAL

     

    300 / 12

    0,70 kg / 76

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Other option:

     

     

     

     

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    193 / 7,7

    110 / 4,4

    0,24 kg / 211

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    193 / 7,7

    110 / 4,4

    0,24 kg / 211

    TOTAL

     

    220 / 8,8

    0,48 kg / 105

     

    Other option: On objects for which aesthetics are highly important, the second coat of RD-Elastometal can be replaced by one coat of RD-Monoguard which offers a semi-gloss enamel type of finish.

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    214 / 8,5

    120 / 4,8

    0,27 kg / 190

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Monoguard

    186 / 7,4

    80 / 3,2

    0,19 l / 219

    TOTAL

     

    200 / 8

     

    Metallic roofs with a slope > 4%

    Wet film thickness in microns / mils

    Dry film thickness in microns / mils

    Consumption per m² / ft² per gallon

    Comments

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,40 kg / 130

    High lifespan > 15 years

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal (*)

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,40 kg / 130

    TOTAL

     

    350 / 14

    0,80 kg / 65

     

    Areas with stagnating water:

     

     

     

     

    Primer

    RD-Elastometal
    + RD-Roof Fleece

    315 / 13

    175 / 7

    0,40 kg / 130

     

    Finish

    RD-Elastometal

    940 / 38

    525 / 21

    1,10 kg / 43

     

    TOTAL

     

    700 / 28

    1,50 kg / 32

     

    Roofs with risks of stagnating water:

    Apply a total quantity of 1,5 kg/m² / 32 ft²/gal. of RD-Elastometal and use RD-Roof Fleece in the first layer. See our detailed user manual on www.rd-coatings.com 

    Risks of chemical spills or graffitis:

    The system can be top coated by one or two coats of RD-Hydrograff HP Clear High Gloss.

    Indicated consumption is theoretical and does not consider potential losses during application. It can also be influenced by the porosity of the substrate.

    Application instructions

    APPLICATION CONDITIONS:

    Ambient temperature: minimum 5°C (41°F) – optimal between 12 and 25°C (54 and 77°F).
    Relative humidity: maximum 80%
    Surface temperature must be minimum 3°C (5°F) above dew point.

    APPLICATION MEANS:

    Brush, roller or airless (nozzle size: 015–023)
    Application by airless is recommended and makes it easier to reach the recommended thicknesses. Use a device that allows a minimum pressure of 180 bar / 2600 psi at the outlet.

    PREPARATION OF THE SUBSTRATE:

    The substrate must be clean: dry, degreased and dust free. Non adhering elements such as older coatings or rust must be removed. Different type of surface preparation are possible:

    1/ Remove rust manually or by power tool to ST2 – ISO 8501-1/SSPC SP2 or SP3.
    2/ Blasting to SA 2½  - ISO 8501-1/NACE3/SSPC SP6.
    3/ High pressure washing following SSPC SP12 WJ4.

    Contact your RD Coatings representative in case of hesitation

    DILUTION:

    Product is ready-for-use. Dilute with maximum 3% water when applying by airless or in warm weather conditions (> 25°C / > 77°F).

    On aluminum: dilute the first coat of RD-Elastometal with 25% water.

    DRYING TIME (20°C - 68°F):

    Touch dry: +/- 3 hours
    Recoatable: +/- 6 hours

    CLEANING OF TOOLS:

    Water

    SPECIFICITIES:

    Mix well before use.

    Technical data

    FINISH (Gardner 60°):

    Satin – 15%+/- 5 

    COLOURS:

    Stock colours: white, aluminium.
    RAL, NCS and bespoke colours. Available on RD Coatings dispensing system.

    DENSITY:

    1.25 +/- 0.05 g/cm³

    SOLIDS CONTENT:

    In weight:  64-66 %
    In volume: 55-57 %

    VISCOSITY:

    180 - 250 P (Brookfield 20RPM)

    VOC CONTENT:

    < 8 g/l

    FLASH POINT:

    Not flammable

    STORAGE:

    24 months, keep away from frost and store away from heat.

    Norms and tests

    SALT SPRAY

    ISO 12944 / ASTM B117 / ISO 4628

    ADHESION PULL-OFF TEST

    ISO 4624

    KESTERNICH TEST

    ISO 3231

    ADHESION X-CROSS CUT

    ISO 2409

    RESISTANCE TO MOISTURE

    ISO 4628

    WATER RESISTANCE

    ASTM D970

    ABRASION RESISTANCE TABER

    ASTM D4060

    ABRASION RESISTANCE

    ASTM D968

    PENCIL HARDNESS

    ASTM D3363

    PENDULUM HARDNESS

    ISO 1522

    CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

    ISO 2812

    FLEXIBILITY

    ASTM D522

    IMPACT RESISTANCE

    SANS 5146 / ASTM D2794

    QUV TEST

    ASTM D4587 / ASTM G53

    RESISTANCE TO HIGH TEMPERATURE

    ASTM D2485

    WATER VAPOR TRANSMISSION

    ASTM D1653

    SURFACE FLAMMABILITY

    ASTM E84-03

    OVERALL MIGRATION

    EN 1186

    ENCAPSULATION OF LEADED PAINT

    ASTM E 1795

    Safety data

    Information related to hygiene and to safety can be found in the Safety Data Sheet available on request.

    These specifications are given for information. Since the manufacturer is not able to check the application of the products, he cannot accept any responsibility for it. This technical data sheet replaces all previous editions.