|Black Wing Walk Compound is a special grit mixed into a tough enamel material. Used to form non-slip surfaces on airplane wing walks. Apply with a coarse brush directly over regular finish after thoroughly cleaning the surface, and breaking the glaze if the surface is old. Thin with toluene as required. Conforms to MIL-W-5044. Available in grey or black and in quart or gallon sized.|
Easy to mix. Applies evenly.
RAND X-1567 BLK WING WALK QT
Superior Product: I applied it to the entire rear bumper (blue) cover of a 2001 Eurovan to match the black swing arm and box/bike carrier. I sanded it with 80 grit paper and applied 2 coats 48 hours apart. The result is perfect in every way. Then I sprayed thin coat of clear satin lacquer to minimize indication of abrasion. Finished, it looks like a black vinyl and one quart cost $45 landed versus $850 to paint the number.
Good quality paint, easy to apply.
Great product, easy to use. I brushed it on. It is very important to stir it very often, the grit settles faster than ya would expect. When the grit starts to settle the brush gets more paint than grit. Just dip the brush approx 1 inch, dab and brush small areas, stir repeat.
Took a little bit to stir up but worked fine.
Very good product and easy to apply , just make sure you DON’T use a brush as directed, it’s messy and doesn’t spread product evenly (tends to lump if too much paint applied ) . Save your money and buy a cheap paint kit at Walmart (small roller handle, roller , and small pan) and roll away, and you will be done in less than 20 minutes per coat. Wait 24 hours between coats. The hardest part is mixing the product, all the grit settles at the bottom and it takes a lot of stirring effect to get it all mixed together. I did it by hand but I’d recommend a mixing tool with a power drill to save time!!!
Takes time to finish cure. Dont step on it for a few days. Be sure to put on in thin even coats. Let dry several hours between coats. Dont continue to brush once applied or it can lump and smear. If this happens. Scape off clean up and start over. You will only do this once. Looks very nice when finished
used over previous wing walk compound after brush application i went over with a small roller..flawless finish
I have not used any other product but this works as advertised. As others have said, you have to keep stirring it when in the can. I had stored the can upside down for a couple of months after I had received it. Regardless, the grit was still a near solid lump sticking to the can bottom. I used a good painters stick to break the lump up but once broken up, the grit mixed in with the liquid but does not remain suspended for more than a couple of minutes so keep mixing while using the paint. The top of the liquid in the can was about 3/4 shy of the top of the can but I presume that this is normal. PB Blaster works to get the paint off your hands. As suggested, use throw away brushes and a small paint roller.
The wing walk compound is ready to use out of the can, but it can be thinned 5 to 1 with Toluene if the application requires it.
It can be used over itself, as long |as the surface is cleaned properly and there is no contamination.
It depends on how thick the coats you use are, but a general guide would be one unthinned gallon covers approximately 150 square feet with one coat.
It can be applied at any temperature. The vapors will hang around and stink up the place when the temperature is below 65 degrees F and the lower the temperature the longer it takes to dry. 65-90 degrees F is optimum.
To clean and prep a pre-existing walk compound you will just need to dust it off and clean with soap and water. If you wanted to remove the walk compound, you will then need to heat it up and physically scrape it off.
Primer would be best, but not required.
It is oil based so it is pretty waterproof when dry.
Yes, the shelf life is two years from the date of manufacture.
Per the Ceconite How To Manual, it dries overnight, can be walked on after 24 hours, but suggests using caution the first week, it will be a little tacky.
Per Randolph: For best results, apply in a controlled environment.