ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ is a high performance rapid curing metal engineering grade repair compound specifically developed for rapid turn round of metal repairs where excellent mechanical strength and easy machining properties are required.
ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ is formulated on a complex blend of polyether and polyester urethane resins combined with a polyamine catalyst curing system reinforced with a phosphor steel alloy which enhances the corrosion and chemical resistance of the whole system.
ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ can be applied to any damaged metal component as well as glass, fibreglass and composites and is ideal for rapid repairs to pipes, tanks, radiators, threads, sumps, casings and ducting.
Before proceeding, please read the following information carefully to ensure that the correct application procedure is fully understood.
Heavy contamination due to oil or grease must first be removed using ThistleBond Cleaner.
All loose material, rust and surface contaminants, including existing coatings, must be removed and the surface roughened by using an angle grinder, needle gun or abrasive blasting. Where grinding or needle gunning is used, the surface should be cross-scored to improve adhesion. Care must be taken, when angle grinding, to avoid polishing rather than roughening metal surfaces.
Where possible, abrasive blasting is the preferred surface preparation, especially in fluid flow repairs.
Surfaces should finally be carefully degreased using ThistleBond ‘Cleaner’. Cloths should be frequently changed to avoid spreading contamination. On deeply pitted surfaces or porous castings, ThistleBond ‘Cleaner’ should be worked into the surface by brush and washed off using excess cleaner.
Parts (for example, threads or bearing surfaces) which must remain in position during application must not adhere to ThistleBond ‘Rapid
Setting Super Metal Repair Paste‘ must be coated withThistleBond ‘Release Agent‘ prior to application of the ThistleBond ‘Rapid Setting Super Metal Repair Paste‘.
ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ is a two component solvent free material comprising resin and hardener components which must be mixed together prior to use.
Measure 1 volume of resin component and 1 volume hardener component onto a clean mixing board or other suitable surface. The two components should then be thoroughly mixed until completely streak free.
The mixed material should be used within 3 minutes of mixing at 20°C (68°F). This time will be reduced at higher temperatures and extended at lower temperatures.
Prepared surfaced should be clean and dry. The mixed material should be pressed firmly onto the prepared area, working the
material into any cracks and surface defects.
When a reinforceing tape is being used to strengthen the repairs the tape should either be impregnated with ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’, or the tape should be layed over the ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ surface and stippled into the material before it cures, then additional ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ applied over the surface.
Once the ThistleBond Rapid Setting Super Metal Repair Paste has reached initial set, the material can be separated from the
surfaces treated with ThistleBond ‘Release Agent’. When ThistleBond ‘Rapid Settng Super Metal Repair Paste’ is being used to repair leaking pipes, the flow through the pipe should be turned off until the repair is finished. Any leaking liquid must be wiped off the surface to ensure the surface is completely clean and dry before application commences.
All equipment must be cleaned IMMEDIATELY after use, with ThistleBond ‘Cleaner’.