The preparation of surfaces to receive the Intech Anchoring Carbon Bond must be given careful attention, as the bonding capability of the epoxy for a given application is primarily dependent on proper surface preparation. Concrete surfaces must be structurally sound and free from contaminants such as dust, oil, or dirt. Surfaces must be shot blasted or mechanically abraded to achieve a minimum 5-mil profile. Remove fins, sharp edges, and protrusions that may trap air behind the installed wrap. Coated surfaces must be mechanically cleaned and abraded with 60-80 mesh sandpaper and approved by the manufacturer before applying adhesive. A calcium chloride test is recommended and hydrostatic pressure must be <5psi before epoxy coatings application. Repair all damaged concrete, spalls, and irregular surfaces and fill uneven surfaces with Intech Anchoring putty mix.
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Mixing Epoxy thorough and complete mixing is critical, a Intech Anchoring mixer is recommended.
WARNING: Epoxies develop heat during mixing and curing. To keep temperature rise to a minimum, a high surface area to volume ratio during mixing is recommended. For manual mixing, each mix volume should be kept to 5 gallons or less. For automated mixing follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions.
First, mix each component separately. Proportion each component at their specified ratios and mix using a slow-speed drill with jiffy paddle at 400-600 RPM for 3-5 minutes until a consistent color is achieved. No stripes, streaks, or color variation should be visible. Use an up and down motion, scraping the mixing container sides and bottom. Mix no more material than may be applied within the specified pot life of the epoxy.