Battery Box Black Paint is an asphaltic coating used to provide protection from battery acid in battery boxes and compartments. It is generally applied with a brush or roller to any metal area that may be exposed to leaking battery acid.
Shelf life: Guaranteed 2 years from date on manufacture in sealed container in protected storage.
Coverage: 225 square feet per gallon with one coat.
Mixing: Stir well before use.Thinning: Use out of the can. If thinning is necessary, thin five parts paint to one part 286 Nitrate Thinner.
Application: Apply with a brush. Three coats will provide the best possible protection to epoxy primed metal surfaces.
Coming from the Military as an Aircraft Metal Technician (Metal Tech as it was called) now retired, I knew about this product. But the only thing I would have liked to have known when I bought this paint for 38.50$ CAN what was the total shipping price added before finalizing the sale for a total of 93.36 CAN, 54.86$ extra! That was very expensive for a 38.50$ item. I was informed of the total of 93.36$ (since it was shipped from the US) later after the order was already processed. If I would have known the total price when the order was made, I might have cancelled the order. But its ok, I now have a very expensive good acid resistance paint. Yours truly Réal
RAND 345 ACID PROOF QT BLACK
The paint was easy to track down, and order. I received it very quickly. Thank You
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An epoxy primer is recommended by the manufacturer. We offer epoxy primers from PTI Products, Poly Fiber, and Randolph. A search on our web site for epoxy primer will return the relevant results.
The material has a 4 year shelf life. The customer must seal and store properly for full shelf life once opened.
Per Randolph: cold and damp will impede any coating from drying. You can give it a week to be safe but there is no guarantee. Using a little heat might be the best help.
The vendor recommends applying to an epoxy primed surface. It should work with zinc primer but it is not per the vendor recommendations.