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