Introduction: Bath Tub Liquid Masking Protective Film, Bath Tub Strippable Coating , Sanitary Fixtures Protection Film

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According to industry data, 70% of tubs are damaged during construction and require repair before the home can be sold.

Our tub protection peelable coatings protects tubs, whirlpools and shower stalls against scratches, abrasions and job site dirt and grime. Easy-to-apply, the water-based coating cures to a durable, easy-to-remove “protective skin.” One gallon covers approximately two standard 5′ tubs.
Use for protecting Showers, Bathtubs, Laminates, Polished stone and Non-Porous surfaces. Protects against scratches, nicks, paint overspray, miscellaneous damage, provides reliable protection during the construction process. Peels off easily when the surface is no longer subjected to construction damage.

If you have ever walked through a construction job, you have seen the tub used as a trash can and the staining and scratching that results from this practice. Naturally, the homeowner will focus on this and carefully examine the tub for damage to add to the punch list.

Description: TubCoat is applied shortly after the tub is installed. Once the home is built and the final cleanup is scheduled, the protective coating is peeled away in one piece to form a bag enclosing all trash and debris, revealing a tub in showroom condition! TubCoat virtually abolishes tub repairs and reduces cleanup costs. Also, since all paint overspray is on the TubCoat coating, you eliminate the use of harsh flammable solvents to remove the overspray. Many of these solvents can dull and weaken fiberglass or acrylic surfaces.

General Chemical Corp’s protective Peelable coating TubCoat is a strippable coating engineered for use on a bathtub and wide variety of surfaces. Typical applications include where a temporary protective coating is desired to protect the surface form damage, scratches ,chipping and form exterior and interior environment. Depending on the thickness of the wet film; dry film thickness can range from one to ten mils. Thin films are clear while thicker films are translucent. The application of TubCoat coatings will protect surfaces from paint overspray or damage during manufacturing and shipping. TubCoat represents the ultimate in non-solvent, water borne, strippable coatings. TubCoat does not contain VOCs.

Benefits To You

  • Cost effective solution for Bathtub and Shower fixture damage
  • Virtually eliminates tub and shower repairs caused during construction
  • Provides Temporary protection through final inspection
  • Replaces crude or ineffective liner materials
  • Value added service for home buyers satisfaction
  • Professional image for contractor and builder

Bath Tub Surfaces and Sanitary Fixtures Protection:

  • Bath tubs, Spa baths ,Shower Trays, Other sanitary fixtures
  • Enamel, Acrylic, Gel-coated fiber glass, Vitreous china

Protects From damage caused by during construction and Installation:

  • Foot traffic, Tools, tool boxes, Grinding sparks
  • Removal of rubbish debris, Removal of dried liquids, General building debris

TubCoat Protection

TDS
Product
Color
Substrate
TDSRelease 4000AmberTwo Step Process with 2630
TDSTubcoat 2630BlueTwo Step Process with 4000
TDSTubcoat 9350BlueAcrylic Surfaces

For Bathtub Manufacturers

1. Place 3 – 5lb Olympic style barbell weights in the tub. (90 degree outside edge – not rounded) Rigidly mount the tub on a random vibration table. Conduct a resonance vibration test using ASTM D 999 Method C in frequency range of 5-300Hz (See Section 9.3.2 for octaves per minute). Passing is 1 hour with no observed damage. Test to simulate shipping damage from plumbing fittings being placed in the tub prior to shipment to job site.
2. Must stop a 6″ drywall knife when dropped on the blade’s corner from 8 feet above the tub bottom. Test is to simulate the clumsy dry-waller.
3. Place a 1 1/4″ drywall screw on the tub bottom. Perform ANSI Z124.1 section 4.4 (approximately) directly on top of the screw, Under full load turn the fixture 3 times. There should be no damage from the screw. Test to simulate clumsy dry-waller.

Application:
Application is easy to brush on. Brushes can be cleaned with soap and water. TubCoat is normally used as received, it can be applied by air or airless spray, roll coating, or brushing. Typically it is sprayed on the fixture using an airless sprayer .Apply product evenly to produce a dry film thickness of approximately 7-10 mils or wet film thickness of 14 to 20 mils.. Drying time is dependent on temperature. At 70°F, product will dry in approximately 24 hours. You can enhance drying time by air movement and other suitable means.

Before applying TubCoat, carefully examine the fixture for any pre-existing damage. If damaged, contact the builder or owner before proceeding with installation of the coating. Do not apply to porous surfaces. Do not apply if temperature is below 45°F.

TubCoat may also be diluted at the rate of one to four ounces of water per quart. The sprayed coating dries, depending on the film thickness, in 30 minutes to 4 hours. TubCoat is applied to yielding a dry film from one to ten mils (.001″ to .010″) thick. The coating is resistant to attack by solvents used in paint. Application temperatures range from 120°F. to no lower than 45°F.

Removal: TubCoat can be removed by peeling.

Safety & Handling:
Avoid breathing vapors/mists that occur during spraying. Wear a painter’s mask or other suitable respiratory device when applying this product. Avoid skin and eye contact. Do not allow product to freeze. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a clean dry area with a minimum temperature of 50?F.

Flammability:
Water Resistant TubCoat presents no fire hazard as received, during, or after application. TubCoat is non-flammable in liquid state.

Disposal:
Protective peelable coating TubCoat is formulated to exclude ingredients that are deleterious to the painting process, such as silicones, or to the water wash system, such as foam generating or foam stabilizing ingredients.

Packaging:
TubCoat is available in 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 55 gallon, 110 gal & 220 gal disposable tote tanks. Totes feature an inner bladder that collapses as product is dispensed, ensuring that all product is usable over the life of the container in service. Also available in different colors for additional costs.

Operating Guidelines:

  • When applying, use the same protection as used while applying paint. The booth ventilation stem should be operating while the material is being sprayed.
  • Chemical goggles and impervious gloves should be worn when handling TubCoat .
  • Use of non-sparking metal equipment is advised when scraping to remove booth coatings, to avoid fire hazards from the accumulated paint.

Customer Questions

“I used your TubCoat and now when I’m removing it, it’s bringing pieces of the tub with it and only removes in small pieces at a time.
Is there a safer more efficient way to do this, while protecting the tub?”

TubCoat if applied at 10 mils wet (5 mils dry film) can be removed by prying the film and slowly removing by peeling. The fact that this film breaks for you on removal is ether it is not cured, should be transparent blue film, or applied way too thin. If too thin than fill the tub with warm water and let it stand until the film starts to turn whitish. Wet soaking towels placed on the film can also be used. When the film turns light blue drain the water and use a damp towel to roll the thin film off.

Testimonials

“Virtually eliminates tub repairs and reduces clean up costs. This protective peelable coating is removed in one piece like a big garbage bag enclosing all trash and debris revealing a fixture in showroom condition! The total cost adds less than $30 of coating to an average $175,000 home!

“Before we started using TubCoat we had (problems with) scratches, rust stains, discoloration and repairs. With TubCoat our problems disappeared. It is a great product.”

“As an experiment, I coated a highly polished cistern cover with your TubCoat. The cover was exposed to the tropical sun, tropical rains and the abuse of stucco installers, masons and painters. After 12 months, I peeled the “protective skin” off (the cover). It looked as good as the day it was installed. I was truly impressed! Now I know the tubs and showers we protect (with TubCoat) are perfect.”

“I was searching for a product that would save me money and I found it with your ‘TubCoat’. I am a general contractor and we build multi-family developments in North Carolina and we install quite a lot of fiberglass tub/shower units. During construction these fiberglass units were getting cut, nicked, and abused and I couldn’t find anything to protect the finish surface and would end up paying hundreds of dollars per unit to have touch up fiberglass work done. The above mentioned product was brushed on an left to cure and weeks later when it was peeled off we saw a reduction in the amount of touch up needed by at least 98%. Thanks for the help!”  -Jack Sharp Jr. The Worthington Co., LLC

  • Tubcoat 9350

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    TUBCOAT 9350 is superior coating system that does not require a lubrication or release agent and adheres to most surfaces.  For a more affordable 2 pack solution, please consider TubCoat 2630

    TUBCOAT 9350 is water based transparent blue peelable coating formulated to protect variety of substrates from damage during manufacture, storage or shipping. It is a water based  latex coating system which is allowed to dry under ambient conditions.

    This durable liquid mask forms a “tough latex glove” over hard-to-cover surfaces providing protection for tubs, showers, and other highly polished surfaces like porcelain, enamel, fiberglass, acrylic and glass.

    Highlights:

    • Water-based product that dries to form a latex coating over  tubs and shower basins.
    • Protect tubs, showers, whirlpools from bumps, scratches and burns
    • Product stays elastic and flexible and pliability over the length of time
    • The nature of latex is inert to provide optimum protection and doesn’t interfere with the substrate.
    Water Based coating's Wet films to Apply In Mils

    4.5

    6

    9

    11

    13

    14

    16

    18

    21

    Square feet of Coverage per Gallon

    401

    267

    194

    155

    129

    111

    97

    86

    75

    Dry Film Build Required In Mils

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    10

    Solvent based coating's wet films to apply

    6.6

    10

    13

    Square feet of Coverage/Gallon

    250

    160

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  • TubCoat 2630

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    TUBCOAT 2630 – Low-Cost Optimum Protection and a 2 pack system. For a solution that does not require a lubricating agent, consider TubCoat 9350.

    TUBCOAT 2630 is water based transparent blue peelable coating formulated to protect variety of substrates from damage during manufacture, storage or shipping. It is 2 pack coating system which is allowed to dry under ambient conditions.

    Product contains 2 Components:

    Component I is called Release 4000 which is water based lubricating agent containing no silicone. It is used for easy release especially on acrylic substrates or on variety of plastic used for tub manufacture.

    Component II is Tubcoat 2630 and should be applied by airless spray but it can be applied by brush, roller or dip. The cured coating protects the substrates from harsh environment of plant facilities during manufacture, storage or shipping. The coating cures upon water evaporation to a hard water resistant coating and when the protection is no longer necessary just lift up a corner of Tubcoat2630 film and slowly peel the coating off. The coating can be used on metals, glass, ceramics and most plastics.

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