RA85 Aluminium Paint

Flexible anti-corrosive high gloss aluminium paint finish

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At A Glance...

  • Intense high gloss aluminium look suitable for all surfaces
  • Excellent penetrating and adhesion properties – does not flake or peel
  • Decorative insulating film – high temperature resistance up to 175°C
  • Excellent abrasion resistance – ideal in aggressive climatic conditions
  • Greatly prolongs the life of the treated surface
  • Galvanised surfaces do not require weathering or pickling prior to application
RA85 Aluminium Paint

RA.85 Aluminium Paint is a flexible, anti-corrosive coating that holds the deep penetrating and adhesion properties of Owatrol Oil.

RA.85 will restore even rusted and corroded surfaces to an acceptable appearance. For that reason, RA.85 gives long-lasting protection while greatly prolong the life of the surface.

Not only is RA.85 perfect for interior or exterior but it can also be used on all ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It can be used on grates, fences, roofing, pipes, machinery, plumbing etc. You can apply RA.85 to both horizontal and vertical surfaces. It even adheres well to clean, bright steel.

RA.85 has excellent abrasion resistance, withstands chemical attack and is ideal in aggressive climatic conditions where a highly resistant finish is necessary.

Originally developed for the shipping industry RA.85 became a favourite cargo hold coating. It carries approval for the carriage of grain.

It has excellent resistance against the effects of the weather. As it does not emit any harmful fumes it is safe to use in confined spaces.

Once cured, RA.85 aluminium paint can withstand temperatures of up to 175ºC. It also has excellent light and heat reflecting properties.

RA.85 leaves a highly elastic surface which will not crack or peel and galvanised surfaces do not require weathering or pickling first. Sand or shot-blasted surfaces don’t even need an immediate application as a light coating of rust will not affect performance or the finished result.

Ideal uses for RA.85 Aluminium Paint

  • Anti-corrosive aluminium finish with an intense high gloss look.
  • Excellent penetrating and adhesion properties due to the binding properties of Owatrol Oil – Does not peel or flake.
  • Perfect for rejuvenating rusted surfaces.
  • Ideal for aggressive climatic conditions. Withstands chemical attacks.
  • Very good film-forming qualities (adhesion, flexibility, even film).
  • High-temperature resistance up to +175 °C.

Always read the RA.85 Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Surface preparation

Remove all scale; loose and flaking rust and old paint back to a sound surface and edge.
Feather in any sharp edges.
Surfaces exposed to chemicals (acids, alkalis or salt deposits) should be washed using copious amounts of water or steam cleaned.
Severely contaminated surfaces should be cleaned using an appropriate solvent.
Abrade new wood surfaces with 120 grit paper to open the woods pores and dust off. Wash with denatured alcohol (methylated spirits) to remove any sanding residue.
Oily, resinous and greasy woods should be thoroughly degreased with denatured alcohol (methylated spirits), acetone or similar solvent based product NOT White Spirit.

Application tools

  • Brush
  • Roller
  • Airless Sprayer (0.4 mm x 80˚ @ 1860-2000 psi (128-138 bars))

Application

Stir can well before and during use.
Do not thin.

Metal Surfaces:
New surfaces excluding aluminium surfaces

Prime new metal and galvanised surfaces with 1 coat of Owatrol Oil or AP.60 and allow to dry 24 hours.
Apply 1 or 2 coats of RA.85.
For new metal surfaces subject to aggressive climatic conditions apply 2 coats.

New aluminium surfaces

Apply 2 coats of RA.85 allowing drying time between coats.
Clean, lightly rusted or new unpainted rusty steel.
Apply 2 coats of RA.85 allowing drying time between coats.

Old severely rusted surfaces

Apply wet on wet applications of Owatol Oil until rust is fully saturated and allow to dry. Saturation is indicated by a uniform glossy appearance to the surface when Owatrol Oil is dry.
Apply 2 coats of RA.85 allowing drying time between coats.

Previously coated surfaces

Spot prime all exposed metal with Owatrol Oil or AP.60 depending on severity of rust and allow to dry.
Apply RA.85 to primed areas to bring level with existing finish, allowing drying time between coats.
Apply 2 coats of Owatrol RA.85 over entire area; allowing drying time between coats.

Wooden Surfaces:
New surfaces

Apply 2 coats of RA.85; allowing drying time between coats.
Damaged, soft, punky or porous wood surfaces
Prime with Owatrol Oil and allow to dry.
Apply 2 coats of RA.85; allowing drying time between coats.

Previously coated surfaces

Spot prime all exposed surfaces with Owatrol Oil or AP.60 depending on condition and porosity of the wood, allow to dry.
Apply RA.85 to primed areas to bring level with existing finish, allowing drying time between coats.
Apply 2 coats of RA.85 over entire area; allowing drying time between coats.

Restrictions

Do apply RA.85 direct to new metal (except aluminium), alloys inc’ steel and galvanised surfaces as galvanic corrosion caused through contact with moisture and air can occur.

Clean up

Clean all tools and equipment with white sprits while still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
NOTE: Any rags, steel wool etc soaked in RA.85 may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded.
Rags, steel wool etc must be saturated with water after use or placed in a sealed, water filled metal container, before disposing with household waste.

Maintenance

Maintenance is easy and frequency will depend on the conditions that the coated surface is exposed to.
Thoroughly clean all surfaces to be coated ensuring any oil, grease and other surface contaminants are removed.
Remove all loose and flaking material and feather in any sharp edges.
Apply a single application of RA.85 to all areas where exposed metal or rust is showing through, allow to dry.
If desired a further application of RA.85 may be applied to the entire surface.

Things to remember

Cover everything you do not wish to paint.
Apply between +5°C and +35°C.
Do not apply in direct sunlight or to hot surfaces.

1 review for RA85 Aluminium Paint

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Mullen

    An excellent product. I used it on my car brake callipers & the edges of the discs. They now look beautiful .

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This coverage indication is only a guide and actual coverage is dependent on surface type, age, porosity etc.
Coverage:18m2 per litre
Tools:Brush, Roller, Airless Sprayer
Suitable for:Exterior & Interior use
Clean up:White Spirits
Drying Time:Touch dry: 12 hours, Fully dry: 24 hours
Re-coating Time:24 – 48 hours
Suitable Surfaces:All ferrous an non-ferrous metals