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RAL 6016 Crystic GT-900 Isophthalic Gelcoat - SPRAY

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Product Description and Approvals

Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 is a high performance isophthalic gelcoat. It is filled, pre-accelerated and formulated for spray application.
Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 has been developed to have excellent intrinsic water and weather resistance. The viscosity profile ensures even coverage with minimal drainage and low film porosity. Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 has been approved by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 is recommended for use in the marine, building and transport industries. It is also suitable for general moulding requirements.

GelTint offers the latest in pigment and gelcoat technology producing a high quality product for ease of use, finish and longevity. There is a vast range of colours available. Custom colour matching is also available if required once you contact a Castro Composites representative.

The biggest benefit of GelTint is the speed

Features and Benefits

Features

Isophthalic base resin

High elongation

Easy to apply

Low styrene emission

Benefits

Excellent water / blistering resistance

Good impact resistance

Excellent surface finish

Less exposure to the environment and operators

Spray set up

Application temperature: 15 - 25°C
Catalyst: 2% MEKP 50% or equivalent catalyst.
Nozzle airless gun: 423 - 535
Pressure: 3 to 4.5 bars
Distance to mould: 50 cm minimum
Wet film thickness: 600 - 800 microns

Spray Application

Do

- Ensure the gelcoat has attained workshop temperature of 15°C - 25°C before use.
- Add 2% MEKP at 50% or equivalent catalyst.
- Gently stir the gelcoat by hand or low shear stirrer.
- Spray at the minimum practical pressure whilst maintaining an acceptable spray pattern and full fan width.
- Apply a mist coat and then build up thickness in long, even passes of 100 - 150 microns until the recommended wet film thickness of 600 – 800 microns is reached.
- Apply the first layer of laminate within 24 hours of the gelcoat.


Don’t

- Stir the gelcoat with high shear mixers as this will temporarily break down the thixotropy leading to drainage.
- Exceed a wet film thickness of 800 microns as thick films encourage air retention.
- Apply excessive thickness in corner areas as this can cause pre-release.
- Apply backing laminate before the gelcoat has reached an appropriate degree of cure.
- Catalyse more gelcoat than can be applied before it starts to gel as this will lead to wastage and possible exothermic reaction.
- Allow vapour to be retained in deep mould sections as this can cause slow curing.

Additives and Variants

Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 should only be used with specified GelTint pigments. The information contained in this technical data sheet applies to all pigmented versions.

A topcoat version of this material is available called GT-900 PAX.

Incorporation of additional material may affect the working, weathering or cured properties of the gelcoat. Please check with Castro Composites’s Technical Service department before using the gelcoat outside of specified parameters.

Post-Curing

Satisfactory laminates for many applications can be made with Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 by curing at workshop temperature (15°C - 25°C). However, for optimum properties, laminates must be post-cured before being put into service. The moulding should be allowed to cure for 24 hours at workshop temperature and then oven-cured for 16 hours at 40°C.

Recommended Testing

It is recommended that customers test all pigmented gelcoats before use under their own conditions of application to ensure the required surface finish is achieved. We recommend that Customers new to GelTint or customers using new GelTint colours test the product before use in full scale production. Due to the nature and fast service of the GelTint process, retain samples of the final product are not taken.

Packaging and Storage

Crystic® Gelcoat GT-900 should be stored in its original container, under cover, and out of direct sunlight. These must be kept closed and airtight. It is recommended that the storage temperature should be less than 25oC and the product should not be frozen. Storing the product outside of these conditions may affect the properties of the product and reduce its shelf life. Ideally, containers should be opened only immediately prior to use. Material should be used within 5 months of production.

Health and Safety

Read and understand separate Material Safety Data Sheet before using this product. Unsaturated polyester products release heat when they cure in bulk.

Type of supply

Crystic GT-900 x 1 kg* container supplied with 20 g of catalyst

Crystic GT-900 x 5 kg* container supplied with 100 g of catalyst

Crystic GT-900 x 18-20 kg* container supplied with 0.5 kg of catalyst

* Weights shown are estimated since depending on the RAL color selected, weight content may vary slightly. To see the exact quantities of each RAL color, please click on the following link: Total package weight per RAL

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