Graffiti Solutions Anti Graffiti Coating Graffiti Solution System

By: Graffiti Solutions  13/08/2009
Keywords: cleaning services, solutions, paints

   Graffiti Solution System®                                                           

Technical Data GSS-10™ Anti-Graffiti Coating (AP 100, AP 101, AP 102, AP 201 AP 202)      

Graffiti Solutions 6-9 Trinity Street Dublin 2 Ireland Tel: 00353-(0)1-6121499: Fax: 00353-(0)1-6121498  

Description:   The Graffiti Solution System® is a preventive system for graffiti control through use of a permanent anti-graffiti coating process and simple graffiti removal process. It is designed to allow a property owner to maintain a graffiti-free environment-one in which graffiti taggings are removed immediately upon discovery without leaving any evidence of graffiti. The Graffiti Solution System® can withstand repeated graffiti removals using the system’s remover product without the need of reapplying the coating. Once property is protected by the Graffiti Solution System®, graffiti removal is easy and economical and the property remains protected against further taggings. There are several different base coatings available in the Graffiti Solution System. Each base coating provides different performance and aesthetic qualities for a variety of substrates. Property owners and architects can choose from a wide range of coating combinations. These include both a completely natural appearance where the natural architectural finish (masonry, stone, EIFS, etc.) is virtually unchanged or pigmented in any color in the natural spectrum. The GSS-10™ Anti-Graffiti System is available in a clear or pigmented version, in flat, semi-gloss or gloss finishes with an unlimited number of color choices. GSS-10™ Anti-Graffiti Coatings is a high performance permanent finish coating, which provides years of high UV, stain, chemical and abrasion resistance.      

Features and Advantages:   •     Permanent coating     •     Excellent abrasion, corrosion  •   Withstands unlimited removals                              chemical & salt spray resistance •     Clear or pigmented                                         •     UV & stain resistance •     Flat, semi-gloss                                               •     Non chalking, non yellowing •     10 year limited warranty                                 •     FDA/USDA approved •     Vapor permeable                                            •     Workable viscosity •     VOC compliant                                               •     Proven product system with year of •     Various federal, state, & city                                 successful field applications testing & approvals on all types of surfaces.       Surface Finish Applications:   •     Metal •     Plastic •     Brick •     Wood •     Stucco •     Block (masonry units) •     Murals •     Stone •     Concrete •     Signs or painted surfaces •     Vinyl •     EIFS     Exceptions: glass, polyethylene, polypropylene.       Graffiti Solutions                                      00353-(0)1-6121499      rev.2-10-09                            1 Surface Preparation:   Surfaces should be thoroughly dry, cleaned and free of dust, surface dirt, oil, grease and other contaminates that might prevent adhesion of the coatings. New concrete should be thoroughly cured 30 days before application. Glossy, glazed and slick-troweled surfaces should be lightly etched or abraded before application of the coating. All natural surfaces to include concrete, all masonry units, brick tile and block must be treated with a siloxane penetrating water sealer; Aqua- lock WB Water Repellent by American Polymer is compatible with the Graffiti Solution System. The GSS-10™ finish coating has a window of time for optimal adhesion potential. If the window of time is exceeded, the surface becomes too hard and the chemical bond between the coats may decrease. The optimal time frame for application is 24 to 48 hours. If more than 48 hours intervenes between two finish coat application, the surface will need to be etched or abraded prior to the application of the remaining coat.   Application of GSS-10 Anti-Graffiti® Coating   Prior to the application of the GSS-10™ finish coat, the substrate must be coated with an American Polymer base coating. GSS-10™ finish coat can be applied by brush, roller or sprayer. A minimum of two coats (a minimum of 1.5 to 2.0 dry mils per coat) of GSS-10™ finish coats are required to adequately protect the surface. Allow 1 to 2 hours between coats. Be careful not to over-apply the GSS-10™ finish coat. Pooling or puddling can result in permanent coating defects. Back roll all coats to eliminate runs, drips, or defects.   The GSS-10™finish coat should be applied under generally dry conditions, with a temperature between 50ºF-90º F.  The surface should be visibly dry and ambient conditions, including relative humidity, should be such that condensation does not form on the surface during application.   Coverage Rates:   Coverage rates for both base coatings and finish coatings vary depending on porosity of the surface and method application. Average coverage for two coats is approximately 125 square feet per gallon. This rate is for estimating purposes only. Make test applications to more accurately determine coverage rates.   Clean-Up Instructions:   Clean application equipment immediately after use. To avoid having GSS-10™ finish coat set up on or inside application equipment, clean equipment frequently with MEK.   To Mix:   1.         Make sure you have the correct GSS-10™ Anti-Graffiti two component kit. The kits are measured precisely to a 4:1 ratio. The kits are listed by container size, not volume content.       Kit sizes: Kit 1: 5 gallon Part A + 1 gallon Part B Kit 2: 1 gallon Part A + 1 quart Part B Kit 3: 1 quart Part A + ½ pint Part B       Graffiti Solutions                                      00353-(0)1-6121499      rev.2-10-09                            2 2.         Stir the contents of Part A component to insure proper solution uniformity. Some solids in the Part A component may settle which need to be stirred back into solution. The Part A component must be blended into a homogenous mixture before continuing.   3.          Pour the total contents of Part B component into the container of Part A.  Mix these components using a drill mixer for at least a three to five minute induction period until a homogonous (well mixed) solution is achieved. Be sure the temperature of the two components is above 50° F during mixing process. When working with the pigmented version of the Graffiti Solution System® make sure the pigment stays well suspended by mixing periodically during the application process, which will insure consistency in color.       Handling & Storage Precautions:   Store in a cool, dry place at a temperature between 40ºF and 80ºF, out of direct sunlight. An inside detached storage area is preferable. Inside storage should be in a standard flammable liquid storage room or cabinet. Ground containers when transferring product from one metal container to another. Do not reuse empty product container for any purpose.       Test Results   Chemical Resistance   4 Hour Covered Spot Test (NE=No Effect)   MEK                                        NE Carboxylic acid                                                   NE Phosphoric acid  75%                                                NE Hydrochloric acid 37%                                                     NE Sulfuric acid 50%                                         NE Nitric acid 20%                                   NE IPA          NE Toluene                                               NE Acetic acid 100%                                                   NE Sodium hydroxide 50%   NE Aniline NE   Gasoline   NE Skydrol   NE Motor Oil NE   Acid rain NE   MEK double rubs   200+     Rust test (ASTM D-610-85) less than .03% degradation       Abrasion test (ASTM D-968) 10 liters of sand to abrade 1 mil. of dry coating             Graffiti Solutions                                      00353-(0)1-6121499      rev.2-10-09                            3         Acid rain humidity Greater than10 cycles. Panels were suspended in cabinet. Two liters of water placed in the bottom cabinet, which was then closed. Two liters of sulfur dioxide were introduced into the cabinet and the whole system was heated to 104º for 8 hours. The cabinet was then allowed to cool to room temperature for 16 hours. This process constitutes one cycle.         Life Expectancy: 20-25 years  

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