Tnemec Universal Primer
Lead- and chromate-free, fast-drying, corrosion-resistant primer that accepts a variety of high-performance topcoats. Ideally suited for steel fabricators, OEM’s and field applications where "dry fall" characteristics are desired. Note: Not recommended for immersion.
AK02 meets the requirements of LEED-Low-Emitting Materials, Collaborative for High Performance Schools-Paints & Coatings, WELL Building Standard-VOC Restrictions , and Living Building Challenge–Healthy Interior Performance. Contact your Tnemec representative for more information.
Welds produced in accordance with ASW D1.1 through AK02 passed weld integrity testing.
This product meets MPI #79 Primer, Alkyd, Anti-Corrosive for Metal. Reference MPI Approved Products List for more information.View more product details
Product Data Sheets
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2.0 to 3.5 mils (50 to 90 microns) per coat.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Unthinned: 2.75 lbs/gallon (330 grams/litre)
Thinned 4% (No. 2 Thinner): 2.94 lbs/gallon (352 grams/litre)
Thinned 9% (No. 2 Thinner): 3.15 lbs/gallon (377 grams/litre)
898 mil sq ft/gal (22.0 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †
Number of Components
Temperature: 75°F (24°C)
To Touch: 15 minutes
To Handle: 30 minutes
Dry Through: 45 minutes
To Recoat (Minimum):
| Itself and Alkyds || Water-Based Acrylic and Latex Paints || Epoxies and Polyurethanes |
| 16 hours || 24 hours || 24 hours |
Unthinned: 2.20 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 4% (No. 2 Thinner): 2.72 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 9% (No. 2 Thinner): 3.36 lbs/gal solids
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