KBS Coatings offers XTC Silicone Zinc Primer and XTC Xtreme Temperature Coating to provide great looking, durable, and long-lasting finishes on exhaust manifolds, headers, and exhaust systems. Both are available in aerosol spray can form, and quart, gallon and five-gallon containers for brushing, rolling, or spray equipment. XTC Silicone Zinc Primer can withstand temperatures over 1200° F and provides incredible rust protection even in high humidity, high condensation, and salt air conditions.
The primer functions much like galvanization and locks itself to bare metal surfaces leaving a matte gray finish that can be used as the finish paint, or as a perfect primed surface for top coating with XTC. XTC is a high temperature and heat resistant coating that protects metal surfaces operating at 500° F to 1200° F. With proper preparation, XTC provides outstanding adhesion, film integrity, weathering, thermal shock-resistance and is guaranteed not to burn off. XTC will not peel, flake, or chalk and is resistant to scratching or marring. XTC is available in 10 unique and great colors, and XTC Clear is available as final coating for any XTC matte color when a gloss finish is desired. If rust protection is not needed, XTC can be applied directly to metal without need for XTC Primer.
Painting Tip: Apply multiple very thin, covering coats of XTC and XTC Primer. While two coats of each is generally recommended, the actual number of coats is determined by the coarseness of the substrate; There needs to be enough dry film thickness of both XTC Primer and XTC to thoroughly coat the minute peaks and the valleys on the surface to ensure the metal is completely sealed. However, unlike lower temperature coatings, overdoing the number of coats is not recommended to avoid blistering.
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