Carrera Clear for Chrome (Air Cure)
Designed as an air curing coating with variations that handle multiple applications, including thermal barriers, thermal dispersants, and . Carrera coatings will cure over a period of 24 hours and will continue to harden over seven days. Please see data sheets for more information. These coatings are only available to businesses at this time.
Primarily designed as an exhaust coating. It has a good adhesion to virtually all metals and some plastics. It can be used on any part in the exhaust system. Designed for single coat coverage.
Clean metal using standard cleaning methods with Columbia Coatings Super Degreaser (SD-MTO25) and you can even use a pressure washer with injector for the cleaner. Make sure the parts are rinsed well from chemical then blow the part of after washing. Let parts dry and then repeat process with a Non-Petroleum Solvent Based cleaner such as Acetone, MEK or Toluene if see additional cleaning is needed. Sandblast parts (ONLY WHEN DRY) with 10X EpiX Blasting Media MP 70/100 Grit (EPIX), or 120 grit aluminum oxide. DO NOT USE GLASS BEAD!
- When done blasting blow excess dust from parts and handle with protective gloves to not transfer oil from hands to parts.
- Put parts in oven at 400 degrees and bake for 30 minutes to kill any contaminates that may be missed from blasting.
- Let parts cool to room temperature and use an air brush or touch up spray gun such as Columbia Coatings Ceramic Application Gun (CCAG2) or equivalent system that allows for application of a thin film build of approximately .001� to .0015.
- Avoid excessive buildup of material as this can lead to loss of adhesion. DO NOT APPLY SECOND COAT AFTER THE COATING DRIES.
- The coating will air dry to touch in a few minutes.
You can do a Partial Cure at 500 degrees F. Lower Partial Cure Temperature if ACT (Activator) is added. (Sold Here). Allowing you to cure the coating the rest of the way on the vehicle. The coating will cure with exhaust heat, 750 for one hour.
CAUTION: Excessive exhaust heat due to a poorly tuned engine can damage the coating during the cure period. Do not install on a new engine until all adjustments have been made to the valves, timing and jetting. Allow the engine to idle, or drive gently for approximately 30 minutes or until no vapor/smoke is given off by the coating. MAINTAIN adequate ventilation during this process.
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