Cortec’s VpCI-395 primer is a fast drying, two-component (2K) water-based epoxy one-coat system that can be applied directly to metal for use as a protective primer in harsh, unsheltered outdoor applications. VpCI-395 provides multi-metal protection that competes with most paints and zinc-rich primers and performs well in corrosive salt spray and humidity test conditions. VpCI-395 is dry to the touch in 20 to 30 minutes and dry to handle in one to two hours, curing to a pencil hardness of H in three to seven days. It provides high level 5B adhesion, integral to a good coatings bond.
A urethane topcoat such as VpCI-384 is recommended for enhanced durability in outdoor conditions, but a second layer of VpCI-395 can also be used as a topcoat in interior-only applications without UV exposure. Custom colour matching options make it easy to coordinate with a facility’s colour scheme.