TIODIZE® TIOLON® 20 is a universally effective PTFE lubricant pigment, suspended in a fast-drying thermoplastic resin. It is capable of coating metal, rubber, glass, wood and plastic substrates. Tiolon A-20 is specially designed for low-friction and light loads. Moving parts wear longer and need less maintenance when coated with Tiolon A20. This AIR CURE lubricant allows applications where conventional bake-on or sintered PTFE coatings cannot be considered. The static coefficient of friction of the coating, when properly applied, will be between .06 to .09. A coating thickness of .0002 to .0007 inches generally provides the optimum low friction properties.
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Excellent Lubricity Room Temperature Cure Easy Application Thin Film Good Surface Adhesion to many Substrates Abrasion Resistance Translucent Coating
Lubricant: PTFE (Teflon®) Binder: Thermoplastic Resin Consistency: Ready to Use Color: Translucent Density: 7.9 lbs/gal (.948 KG/liter) Flash Point: 35°F Close Cup Shelf-Life: Six Months Coverage: 500 sq. ft./gal. @ .0004 inch (12.227 sq. meters/liter) Coefficient of Friction: .06 to .09 Static Intermittent Temperature: 500°F Film Thickness: .0002 to .0007 inches
Tiolon A20 Surface Prep
Before applying Tiolon A20, substrates to be coated should be clean and dry, free from contamination and residues such as dirt, grease or dust. A light sanding with No. 120 Grit sandpaper or emery cloth followed by a solvent wipe and air dry may be sufficient.
For application of Tiolon A-20 to the following substrates, these pretreatments are suggested: Wood: Sand lightly, Solvent wipe clean Steel: Degrease, Sandblast, Phosphate or Alumazite "Z" Coat Stainless Steel: Degrease, Sandblast and/or Alumazite "Z" Coat Aluminum: Degrease, Sandblast and/or Anodize Titanium: Solvent Clean (non-chlorinated) and Tiodize Type II Rubber: Clean with solvent that wil not affect substrate Glass: Solvent Clean
Tiolon A-20 dries to the touch in about 3-5 minutes and cures completely in six hours. Warming at 150° for one hour will completely cure Tiolon A20.
Employ the customary safeguards in storing, handling and applying flammable materials of this type.