Truck Exterior Smooth Application prep
(if uncoated- refer to Bare Metal guidelines)
-100 grit Sandpaper
-Stir stick or electric paint mixer
-Cloth or sturdy cotton rag
-Household non-chlorinated detergent, like Spic n Span
-3M Blue tape (Optional)
-Paint Respirator (Optional)
-Clean the surface thoroughly, with a non-chlorinated household detergent
-Rough up the surface with 100 grit sandpaper
-Wipe down the surface with xylene or Solvide on a cloth and once completely dry, apply the Durabak.
-Do not open can until surface is prepped and ready to go.
-Then open can and stir well.
-Pour a portion into a roller tray and begin application.
-Roll on first coat using a short nap roller.
-Use a paint brush in corners and hard to reach areas.
-Stir occasionally while working with the product.
-Keep lid on can while not in use.
1 gallon of smooth Durabak covers roughly 75-80 square feet in our standard 2 coat application.
Good to Know
-Durabak begins to cure with exposure to air, so minimize exposure to air while working with it.
-The consistency of the Durabak should be runny, as it’s self leveling. If it’s thicker, you can add up to 15% xylene to thin it. It should be mixable after adding the xylene and back to a runny form. If it’s pasty and thick, DO NOT APPLY, rather reach out to us for assistance.
-You will have a few hours of work time once the can is opened (3 to 5 hours normally).
-A second coat can be applied using a stipple roller sleeve after 1-2 hours, once the first coat is touch dry.
-After second coat is applied allow 24 hours before walking on it. Complete cure is about 5 or 6 days, so no heavy use until then.
-Temp should ideally be 60 degrees or above for the application, and above 40% humidity.
-Xylene should be applied immediately to clean up any misapplied Durabak.
-If taping off, use 3M Blue tape and remove immediately after second coat is applied at taped off edges, then continue with general application of the second coat.
- Truck Bed or Exterior Textured application
- Truck Exterior Smooth Application
- Fiberglass boat application
- Aluminum boat application
- Aluminum Boat application – Painted
- Aluminum Boat application – Bare or Carpet Removed
- Wood application
- Bare Metal Application
- Concrete application
- Plastic Application
- Bumper, Fender Flares application
- Rubber application
- Epoxy surface application
- Durabak Reapplication
- Durabak Adhesion Test