What is Durabak?

November 2016 Products, Feature Trevor Mason

As readers of the magazine may have noticed, as part of the build process on Project Date Night, our current project truck, we used a product called Durabak to coat the engine bay and the underside of the truck. The specific product we used is called Durabak-18. According to Ray Grimme, owner of Durabakstore.com, “Durabak is an indoor material, and Durabak-18 is a UV/chemical protected material to be used on outdoor or chemical sealing, like secondary or short term primary containment area for industrial spills.” Durabak and Durabak-18 have a ASTM E84 fire rating, but when you add the DBK powder to it to mix into the Durabak-18 for the wheel wells, and engine area, it adds a much higher fire protection ability to include no flame traveling and flame containment. Ray continues, “This is very important information if you have a brake fire or a gas line break in an engine area that causes a fire. It adds time for escape from the truck cab or putting the fire out with common fire fitting equipment or chemicals.”

As if the nice, clean look weren’t enough of a reason for us to use it on the truck, we have that added protection. One other nice thing about Durabak-18 is that it dries fast enough that you can drive your vehicle the very next day; not that this truck is ready to drive any time soon! For more information about Durabak, call 201-268-5366 or visit www.durabakstore.com.


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