Testing and ongoing formulation optimization have reportedly validated the safe use of BETAPRIME™ 5404A pinchweld and encapsulation primer down to 0ºF (-17.8ºC) with a drying time of 12 minutes. Aftermarket technicians can use the pinchweld and encapsulation primer at temperatures as low as 20°F (-6.7°C) with a standard drying time of six minutes, and from 20°F down to 0°F with a fixed drying time of 12 minutes. Previously, the company required the bonding surface to be warmed to 40°F or higher before applying BETAPRIME 5404A primer.
“Our meticulous validation testing of cold temperature performance for BETAPRIME 5404A pinchweld and encapsulation primer simplifies wintertime aftermarket shop operations and removes any doubts about effective drying times,” said Dale Malcolm, technical manager, Dow Automotive Systems, Aftermarket.
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DOW AUTOMOTIVE: Encapsulant
January 28, 2011