Products: Primers

BAR Barrierprime

Versatility and strong performance are the name of the game with BAR BarrierPrime. Designed for a variety of substrates, including metal, wood, masonry and fibreglass, this zinc phosphate containing, polymide cured epoxy primer delivers excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance. This has made it a popular choice in the mining sector, for road transport tankers and in areas dealing with raw and blasted steel.

Versatility also features in the application process where it’s designed for use in high productivity Wet-On-Wet mode. As well as very good film-build characteristics, it leaves a nice, smooth finish which requires absolutely no sanding before topcoating, thus saving labour and production time. It is still possible to denib or sand, if desired.

BAR BarrierPrime comes in four Australian Standard colours – BAR-Y45 Manilla, BAR-N35 Light Grey, BAR-N64 Dark Grey and BAR-N14 White and there is plenty of application flexibility. A choice of four reducers – normal (Normal), hot (Slow), very hot or larger jobs (Extra Slow) and extremely hot or larger jobs (Ultra Slow) – makes it easy to effectively deal with a wide range of application conditions or the size of the job.

EPO Epotec

A long-running reputation for versatility and strong, reliable performance has seen EPO Epotec Primer Surfacer become a market favourite for dealing with a vast range of substrates, from structural and new sheet steel, to aluminium, fibreglass, masonry, brick and concrete.

One key feature is the easy sand-ability of this epoxy primer surfacer – sanding dust comes away cleanly and does not clog the abrasive surface. As a result, this very versatile epoxy primer surfacer is widely used for hot rods, custom cars, prestige restorations, etc. where it’s perfect for protecting the bodywork during the build process. Once fully cured and sanded, it’s also fine to apply body filler over the top.

EPO Epotec Primer Surfacer is available in three Australian Standard colours (EPO-G55 Grey-Green, EPO-N61 Black and EPO-N14 White). A choice of three reducers – normal (Normal), hot (Slow) and very hot (Extra Slow) – make it easier to effectively deal with various application conditions or job sizes.

EPS Etchpro Primer Surfacer

Commercial Performance Coatings EtchPro Primer Surfacer is a single pack, epoxy resin based etching primer with excellent adhesion to a large number of metal surfaces including mild steel, zinc plated steel, zincanneal, aluminium, chrome, galvanized iron, brass, copper, stainless steel, lead and alloys.     
                                        
It can be used as a low film build conventional etching primer or as a metal primer at higher film builds.                             

The EPS binder is formulated on the technology of the very well established EtchPro Primer. This provides the same primer performance with the added benefit of mixing in a wide range of colours utilizing the SELEMIX® System tinters.

GAL Galvaplas

Convenient and cost-effective, GAL Galvaplas is a single pack, sacrificial-type primer with a formulation that comprises no less than 24% zinc content. This helps it deliver a level of galvanic protection for prepared steel surfaces that is superior to inhibitive zinc chromate primers. 

Whether spray applied or brushed on as a ‘cold gal’ style primer, its reliable corrosion protection and resistance to underscore corrosion means it’s suited to a variety of applications. This includes steel window and door frames, bare steel seams, weld lines and in shed construction, as well as being an excellent option for the touch up of welded galvanised surfaces.

GAL Galvaplas is designed to be overcoated with an alkyd topcoat, such as ACE Acrylated Enamel, RDE Rapid Dry Enamel, PET Performance Enamel Topcoat and HFE Hammer Finish, from the Commercial Performance Coatings range. A choice of two reducers, for ‘small areas’ and ‘large areas’, makes it easier to effectively deal with different sized jobs.

NCP Nitrocellulose Primer

Locally developed and manufactured using high quality ingredients, this nitrocellulose-based primer / filler is an ideal multi-purpose primer for a wide range of timber surfaces, from customwood and other medium density fibreboard, through to solid timber. It has been specifically formulated with unique characteristics that minimise the issues associated with the excessive wax content found on medium-density fibreboard. 

As well as delivering excellent adhesion and film-build, NCP Nitrocellulose Primer is fast drying (it can be sanded within two hours) and has excellent sanding properties and superior hold-out for subsequent topcoats.

PAR Paraloc

Developed and manufactured locally from high quality raw materials, this single-pack, chromate-free, epoxy-modified acid-etching primer has been formulated to deliver excellent adhesion. As well as being easy to use, PAR Paraloc was specially designed to provide an effective solution for the priming of new trailered aluminium boats on areas above the waterline but is also ideal for a variety of other associated general applications. 

As a result, it can be relied on for strong corrosion protection when applied over a large range of substrates, including non-ferrous and ferrous metals. Although it’s a non-sanding primer, it can be lightly de-nibbed if required. PAR Paraloc is available in beige or black and is designed to provide a solid foundation for 2-pack topcoats.

Paraglaze CT 2K HP Epoxy Primer

Perfect for heavy duty applications, such as commercial transport, agricultural equipment and the mining sector, PP-3450 Paraglaze CT 2K HP Epoxy Primer is a highly effective adhesion promoting primer with the option to be used in Wet-On-Wet (WOW) mode or as a traditional sand-able primer. When used in high productivity WOW mode, it can be topcoated after just 30 minutes with no need for time-consuming sanding.

Whichever mode it’s used in, PP-3450 Paraglaze CT 2K HP Epoxy Primer delivers outstanding durability and solvent, chemical and corrosion resistance when combined with 2K topcoat systems. It’s suitable for a wide range of substrates, including bare steel, aluminium, stainless steel, cast iron, galvanised steel and fibre reinforced plastic. Along with excellent flow, appearance and gloss holdout, PP-3450 Paraglaze CT 2K HP Epoxy Primer also offers good filling and sanding properties. For additional versatility there is an accelerated hardener option, as well as the choice of four different reducers to cater to different application conditions.

RUS Rustfighter

This premium structural primer is a long running market favourite for a very good reason – it gets the job done with ease and efficiency. To keep it at the top of its game, this fast drying, alkyd zinc phosphate primer has been further enhanced with an upgraded formulation featuring higher solids and even better application characteristics and overall performance.

Based on tough alkyd resins that give it strong anti-corrosive properties, RUS Rustfighter Primer has been formulated for use on suitably prepared steel substrates, such as structural steel, mild steel, piping and equipment and tank exterior surfaces. The choice of four Australian Standard colours (RUS-N61 Black, RUS-N64 Dark Grey, RUS-N14 White and RUS-N63 Red Oxide) allow the users to choose a colour which is sympathetic to the topcoat, thus providing an effective groundcoat that helps achieve quicker topcoat colour coverage, while also reducing topcoat material usage. A choice of two reducers – normal (Normal) and hot (Slow) – make it easier to effectively deal with various application conditions or job sizes.

SLX Self-Levelling Epoxy Primer

For production efficiency, combined with an outstanding final finish, SLX Self-Levelling Epoxy Primer ticks absolutely all the boxes. Featuring a free-flowing, self-levelling formulation, this next generation primer produces a superb finish that requires no sanding whatsoever, thus saving valuable labour cost and production time.

STR Structural Primer

Based on a formulation that features tough alkyd resins, this cost-effective structural primer is a great choice for protecting all internal steel structures. 

Available in ‘Dark Grey’ or ‘Red Oxide’, STR Structural Primer is a fast drying, alkyd zinc phosphate primer that provides strong anti-corrosive properties when applied over suitably prepared steel substrates. It has been specifically formulated for use on a wide variety of steel substrates, such as structural steel, mild steel, piping and equipment and tank exterior surfaces. It’s typically used to prime internal steel structures (factories, sheds, etc) where it does not require a topcoat.

STR Structural Primer can be overcoated with an alkyd topcoat, such as ACE Acrylated Enamel, RDE Rapid Dry Enamel, PET Performance Enamel Topcoat and HFE Hammer Finish, from the Commercial Performance Coatings range. A choice of two reducers – normal (Normal) and hot (Slow) – make it easier to effectively deal with various application conditions or job sizes.

VIN Vinyl Etch

Thanks to its unique formulation, VIN Vinyl Etch Primer avoids the downside of conventional etch primers while delivering a highly sought-after combination of features and benefits. Available in light grey and black colours, it offers outstanding adhesion to all metal surfaces, including non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, copper, zinc and stainless steel, and chrome plated steel.

Unlike conventional etch primers which can only be applied in extremely thin coats, VIN Vinyl Etch Primer has been designed for a higher film-build per coat. As a result, it can be applied like a normal primer where it can be relied on to deliver good film-build and gloss holdout. What’s more, this single pack, fast drying primer cures to a flat, smooth finish and can be used in high productivity Wet-On-Wet mode where it also delivers very good gloss holdout.

ZIN Zincote 10

Featuring an exceptionally rich, 61% zinc content, ZIN Zincote 10 is a premium quality, single pack, sacrificial primer that protects structural and general steel work and resists underscore corrosion. It can be spray applied or brushed on as a ‘cold gal’ style primer.

Although, generally used as a maintenance primer for zinc coated steel, it’s also a highly protective primer for regular steel surfaces. Thanks to its zinc rich content, ZIN Zincote 10 provides a level of galvanic protection for prepared steel surfaces that is superior to inhibitive zinc chromate primers. 

It’s designed to be overcoated with an alkyd topcoat, such as ACE Acrylated Enamel, RDE Rapid Dry Enamel, PET Performance Enamel Topcoat and HFE Hammer Finish, from the Commercial Performance Coatings range. When correctly topcoated, it’s suitable for coastal-type and medium industrial environments. A choice of two reducers, for ‘small areas’ and ‘large areas’, makes it easier to effectively deal with different job sizes.

ZPH Zinc Phosphate Alkyd High Solids Primer

When it comes to versatility, nothing comes close to this alkyd resin-based, high build, anti-corrosion primer from Commercial Performance Coatings. As well as featuring quick drying and excellent durability, it has been specifically designed to be used in high productivity ‘Wet-On-Wet’ mode. As a result, when overcoated within one hour in Wet-On-Wet mode, absolutely no sanding is required in order to achieve excellent topcoat adhesion and gloss holdout, thus saving significant labour cost and production time.

Not only is it fine to be overcoated with either a one-pack or a two-pack topcoat product, it has the added bonus of being tintable. By utilising the SELEMIX® universal tinter system, 1K Zinc Phosphate High Build Primer can easily be mixed in a colour which is sympathetic to the topcoat, thus providing an effective groundcoat that helps achieve quicker topcoat colour coverage, while also reducing topcoat material usage. In addition, the option of using a ‘normal’ or ‘slow’ reducer provides application flexibility when faced with higher application temperatures or for larger jobs.

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