Thurmalox Smoker Paint is a superior, high temperature coating. It is a great coating for smokers, bbq pits, wood burning stoves, engine parts or exhaust systems on cars, trucks, motorcycles, small engines, etc., where high temperature is a concern. It features fast coverage and cures to a flat finish (except for satin black and clear gloss) that will endure 1200°F with no flaking or discoloration. Thurmalox smoker paint comes ready to spray and no reduction is required. Parts are dry enough to handle in one hour. This coating will air dry and fully cure after 350F for 30-45 minutes.
For new steel surfaces make sure metal is bare and clean with no traces of water, oil, wax, or surface rust. Wiping parts with a solvent such as acetone or xylene. Allow to dry, then start application.
• Bare Steel
3. SANDING THE SUBSTRATE
For previously coated or rusted surfaces, sand or bead blasting is the only method of preparation recommended. After blasting, prepare surface the same as described above for new steel surfaces.
NOTE: Sand or bead blasting is the ideal surface preparation for all surfaces including new steel surfaces.
Apply Thurmalox Smoker Paint as soon as possible after cleaning for maximum adhesion.
• Ready To Spray
5. MIXING Thurmalox™
• Ready To Spray
6. GUN SET UP
• Conventional Gun = 45 to 55 PSI
• HVLP Gun = 10 PSI at the cap
(Refer to spray gun manufacturer's recommendations)
• Needle/Nozzle = 1.3 to 1.5
(Depending on the size of object being painted)
• Trigger Pull = 25% to 50%
• Air Brush = Not Recommended
Thurmalox smoker paint is ready to spray as packaged. Do not add any extra reducer. Apply one medium wet coat. Allow 10-20 minutes dry time or until paint has flashed dull then apply one more medium wet coat. Apply just enough paint to achieve coverage, but never more than two medium coats of paint.
WARNING: Proper film thickness is critical for good heat resistance properties. Dry film thickness should not exceed 0.5 mils. Excessive film thickness will cause coating failure such as blistering and flaking. More is not better.
8. DRY TIME
Parts are ready to handle in one hour. Allow parts to cure for 24 hours after last coat is applied to ensure that solvent is no longer present in the coating. Final cure will be accomplished by the inherent heat of operation. This will cause the parts to emit smoke and odor upon first use. This is a chemical reaction that final cures the paint.
9. CLEAN UP
Clean equipment thoroughly with Acetone or Xylene (check local regulations).