ESR

Easy-to-Clean Scratch Resistent

ropimex Chemicals ESR Easy-to-Clean Scratch Resistent. ropimex Ready-to-use, solvent-containing, hydrophobic, scratch-resistant coating, ideal for protecting painted surfaces.

ropimex® ESRis a transparent, permanent clear varnish that cures at room temperature for the hydrophobic, oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating of smooth, non-porous surfaces such as car paint, painted plastic surfaces, metal surfaces and ceramic surfaces (please check material compatibility on one area beforehand) in order to reduce the adhesion of dirt for indoor and outdoor use (easy to clean and anti-graffiti effect).

General information

  • Transparent, colourless to slightly yellow-coloured liquid
  • Solids content: approx. 40%
  • Material consumption: 5 – 15 ml/m2
  • Density: 0.91 – 0.95 g/cm3
  • Dilution: ready to use, can be diluted with n-butyl acetate

Application

Wear gloves and goggles during application. The surface must be clean, dry and free from grease.
It is applied in three steps:

    1. Clean
    2. Coat
    3. Dry/cure

1. Clean

The surface/substrate must be dry, dirt-free and free of oil or grease. As a final step, we recommend cleaning with isopropanol or n-butyl acetate to ensure that no water remains on the surface (check material compatibility).

2. Coating/impregnation

Only process at a temperature of between 5°C and 30°C and with a maximum relative ambient humidity of 80%. Ideally, the product should be applied using a spraying process (e.g. with a SATA minijet HVLP, 2-3 bar, 0.8 mm nozzle). When applied with a pump spray atomiser, a cloth (e.g. microfibre cloth) must be used immediately to rub/polish the surface and distribute the coating.

3. Dry/cure

After the application of ESR, the coating is dust-dry after around 60 min. To achieve the required properties, the following times must be observed: 8-12 hours at 25°C, 2-3 hours at 60-80°C, 1-1.5 hours at 120-180°C. A curing temperature of more than 200°C for more than 30 minutes should be avoided. If curing at 25°C, the coating should not be subjected to mechanical stress for at least 7 days (e.g. car wash). If a temperature > 80°C is used, final stability is already achieved once it has cooled down.

Storage

12 months in the original container (10°C – 25°C, protect against sunlight and frost, always keep the container closed. Store in the original container).