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TX5 QUICK CURING WEARING COMPOUND

Data Sheet

Quick curing, 100% solids, ceramic filled wearing compound with special reinforcement matrix with Aramid fibers for increased abrasion and impact resistance. Good chemical resistance with presence of caustics and acids. Easily applied by trowel, putty knife or by hand with latex gloves.

  • Perfect for repairs and patches
  • Extreme adherence on steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete
  • Protection against corrosion and abrasion

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Technical Data

Maximum Temperature (Dependent on service)Wet Service | Dry Service70°C | 93°C158°F | 200°F
Flexural Strength(ASTM D 790)560 kg/cm2 (54.2 MPa)8,000 psi
Pull-Off Adhesion(ASTM D 4541)330 kg/cm2 (32.4 MPa)4,700 psi
Tensile Strength(ASTM D 638)240 kg/cm2 (23.4 MPa)3,400 psi
Hardness of the Shore D Durometer(ASTM D 2240)85
Working time25 min / kg at 72ºF
SAG Vertical Resistance at 21ºC (70ºF) and 0.625mm (25mils)No sagging
Mix Ratio2:1 by WeightBase: Activator
Shelf life (unopened containers)3 Years at 55-95ºF (13-35ºC)

Application Sheet

Surface Preparation
Proper surface preparation is critical to the long-term performance of this product. The exact requirements for surface preparation vary with the severity of the application, expected service life, and the initial substrate conditions. All sharp edges and welds shall be ground smooth or to a 3mm (120 mil) radius before abrasive blasting. Optimum preparation will provide a surface thoroughly cleaned of all contaminants and roughened to an angular profile between 75-125μm (3-5 mil). This is normally achieved by initial cleaning and degreasing and then abrasive blasting to a cleanliness of Near White Metal, or by mechanical preparation.

Mixing
Thoroughly mix Activator into Base with mixing stick or drill with low speed mixing blade scraping sides and bottom of container or mixing board. Mix by Weight 2-parts Base to 1-part Activator. Mix thoroughly to produce an even colored and streak- free material. THINNING: Never thin.

Application
Use heavy plastic squeegee or putty knife to apply a 3mm minimum thickness. Work material into profile of substrate to achieve maximum adhesive and to remove any entrapped air. Contour to correct form with putty knife or plastic applicator. If mold or form is used be sure to coat its surface with a release agent to prevent adhesion of the material.

Application Temperature: Keep between 55 to 95ºF (17 to 35ºC). Substrate: keep between 45 to 105ºF (7 to 40ºC). the difference in temperature of the substrate and the material should never exceed 10ºF, 5ºC. Substrate shall be a minimum of 5ºF (3ºC) above dew point. Do not apply if relative humidity exceeds 90%. If necessary, heat the metal prior to surface preparation using electric heater or heat lamp. Never use gas, oil or kerosene heaters as they will leave a greasy residue on metal surface. For best results keep all material in warm area overnight (75ºF+) for ease of mixing.

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Cured time

16°C (60°F)25°C (77°F)32°C (90°F)
Tack Free45 min.30 min.20 min.
Light Load1 hr.45 min.30 min.
Overcoat End1 hr.45 min.30 min.
Full Load1.5 hrs.1 hr.45 min.
Complete Chemical4 hrs.3 hrs.2 hrs.

Clean 
Use commercial solvents (acetone, xylene, alcohol, MEK) to clean tools immediately after use. Once cured, the material would have to be burned.

Safety
Before using any products, review the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or Safety Sheet for your area. Follow standard confined space entry and work procedures, if appropriate.

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The manufacturer, Taurus Epoxy Inc., makes no express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose for this product. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer be liable for incidental, consequential or other damages, breach of warranty, strict liability or any other theory arising from the use of this product. The information and recommendations contained herein are based on the Standard Product and are owned and provided solely for the use of our customers. This information is provided in good faith and is believed to be true and accurate as of the date/version of this document. As the manufacturer has no control over the conditions of use or the application process of the parts using this product, the manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for loss, injury or other damage resulting from the use of the Product or this or any other information provided by the manufacturer. Therefore, no warranties of any kind, express or implied, are made by the manufacturer, Taurus Epoxy Inc., with respect to this, or any, product manufactured by them or any contracted or licensed manufacturer. Taurus Epoxy products do not provide structural integrity or improvements. They are only used to provide protection against corrosion, wear, abrasion and chemical attack on a given substrate and only to the extent provided for in data sheets, data sheets, safety data sheets and any other information provided in writing directly from manufacturers’ technical support.