Independent British paintmaker, HMG Paints of Manchester has introduced an advanced, high build primer, Rapidbuild, for commercial transport and automotive applications. Also suitable for marine and high quality equipment finishing, it can be used as the first choice primer / filler under all HMG 2-pack topcoat systems and other proprietary finishes. Offering outstanding corrosion and impact resistance, Rapidbuild 2K Primer has been formulated for extremely fast drying and easy sanding, leading to quicker process times and reduced consumption of sanding materials.
It is touch dry in just 5 minutes and fully hard in 4-6 hours if air dried, in 30 minutes at 70ÂºC and less than 10 minutes using IR drying equipment. It is regarded as a high performance replacement for HMG's popular MPS 4+1 primer, although this product is still available where slower drying times are acceptable. Far easier to flat than MPS and other primers, new Rapidbuild is also suitable for modern dry sanding methods.
After appropriate surface preparation, Rapidbuild can be readily spray applied, with a short 'flash off' between coats, although for small and medium-sized areas it can be painted on with a brush or roller, requiring less masking and eliminating overspray problems. Mixed at a ratio of 4:1 with the curing agent, it can be used in conjunction with HMG's standard 9004 Hardener or, for spot repairs, panels and extremely cold working conditions, with its Wintermix Hardener for even faster curing times.
Rapidbuild is thinned with HMG's Acrythane range of thinners, to suit the 'wet edge' time required, and used as either a high build filler or, at lower concentrations, as a smooth surfacer over previously primed or painted substrates. It can be used as part of a wet-on-wet finishing system, allowing the primer to become touch dry before applying the topcoat.
Available in 5 litre cans only in standard grey / buff, Rapidbuild is ideal for CT finishing and refinishing, including trucks, buses and coaches, automotive bodyshops, stock body protection by vehicle manufacturers and many marine applications, as well as machinery and equipment finishing. It is available direct from the company or through HMG's approved CT distributors.
Further enquiries to:
Telephone 0161 205 7631