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 ALL-U-NEED Primer

 Application Guide

 
Handling Instructions
(Please read and follow all directions carefully)
 

This product is a one step finishing material from bare metal, body filler, plastic, wood, aluminum, or fiberglass to a surface ready to accept any type of paint without concern about penetration of solvents or moisture.
 
Over twenty years in development and testing by THE CLAUSEN COMPANY, this product is, by design, a  different product from those currently marketed. The primary functions of this product are:
1) Fast buildup and fill                                   5) Wet sandable and waterproof
2) Non-shrinking                                             6) Self-etching
3) Easy sanding                                              7) Replaces ” Corrosion protection system”
4) Excellent hold-put properties                 8) Isocyanate – Free
 
Unlike lacquer or epoxy type primers, sealers, and surfacers, this product when cured has a very good resistance to heat, solvent attack, water, and salt. It has better adhesion and more strength because of it's self-etching characteristics. The zinc and phosphate additive's and solvents in this product react during curing and become part of the total solid binder. This replaces the “corrosion protection system” and improves strength and sealing properties. This product provides an excellent barrier between cured body filler and top coats. Clear Coat/ Color Coat paint systems are protected from the body filler when using this product. This product is guaranteed to prevent this problem.

 
PREPARATION
BEFORE YOU SPRAY

Surface must be clean and dry. Clean surface with detergents and clean water. Wipe surface with lint free wipes and blow off with compressed air. When doing all over applications or spot repairing old finishes, sand with 80–100 grit paper, then sand 2-4 inches into blend area with 240-320 grit paper. This product requires no preparation products such as metal cleaner or conditioner, You Do not have use it, If you use metal preparation products, you must completely remove that product before applying this product. The presence of metal preparation products at any level could inhibit this product bonding to the surface. Apply over clean, dry, bare metal, body filler, plastic, wood, aluminum, or fiberglass. Do not wipe metal or any other type of surface with solvents.
 
TO PREPARE THIS PRODUCT FOR SPRAYING
Mix or shake contents of can thoroughly just before use. (Some settling of the filler material occurs as a natural part of this type of materials. By placing material in a paint shaker for 2-5 minutes per quart and 5-10 minutes per gallon, the filler portion will adequately re-disperse.) Pour the desired amount of any of these products into the spray cup of a primer-type spray gun. Best applied with a HVLP 1.7 - 2.2 tipped spray gun with 3/8 couplers and hoses. The gun should deliver a full wet coat, using 35-40 PSI of air, at 6-8 inches from the surface of the work. During the hot summer months, when temperature exceeds 80’ F. A good grade urethane or polyester primer reducer should be applied to this product up to 5% reduction to slow the drying process.
 
MIXING OF HARDENER
Only CLAUSEN’S primer hardener can/must be used with this product. Mix this product in a cup with a proportionate amount of primer hardener. Do not mix more than you are going to spray at the time. Stir until mixed completely. It is important to use the proper amount of hardener. Do not attempt over – catalyze or under – catalyze to offset temperature variances.  The Isocyanate – free liquid hardener supplied with this product is a special formulation different from other liquid hardeners. Pot life is under 30 minutes at 70’F.
 
TEMPERATURE OF APPLICATION
DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT IF THE SHOP AIR TEMPERATURE, THE SURFACE, OR THE PRODUCT’S TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 68’ F (20’C) AND THERE ARE NO MEANS OF RAISING THE TEMPERATURE.  THE CATALYST WILL NOT REACT AT TEMPERATURES LOWER THAN 68’F (20’C) AND ALLOWING ADDITIONAL TIME TO CURE WILL NOT GIVE DESIRED RESULTS.  IF TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 68’F (20’C), THE MATERIAL WILL NOT CURE, BUT WILL REMAIN SOFT AND UN-SANDABLE.
If you are spraying in a heated paint booth, 90 degrees is the maximum temperature.  DO NOT BAKE THIS PRODUCT.
 
To compensate for lower temperatures, use heat lamps, quartz heaters or infra-red lamps, to achieve metal temperature higher than 68’F (20’C).  Apply heat sources as soon as material thickness is sprayed. Do not wait for the material to activate. Applying heat sources several hours later or the next day will not give a good cure. If temperatures exceed 90’F, a retardant of 3% Butyl Acetate or a good urethane reducer can be added.
 
APPLICATION WHEN YOU SPRAY
First spray a light to medium wet coat and allow to flash for 20 minutes at 78’F. Then spray additional coats as needed, allowing each coat to flash-off for 2-3 minutes between coats to prevent runs and snags. Shake spray gun cup before each application. Avoid spraying excessive amounts, since cracking might occur in thick applications. Can be successfully built to a thickness of 12 mils. Best applied with a HVLP 1.7 - 2.2 tip sized spray gun with 3/8 couplers and hoses.
 
Usually 1-3 coats will be sufficient. 1-3 coats should fill 35 grits sand marks in metal, wood, body filler, plastic, aluminum, or fiberglass. Total thickness could be between 10-12 mils. Make sure adequate coats are applied to allow for sanding without breaking through the products surface. If dry spray occurs, adjust fluid tip and distance from work. If thinning of material is required; use no more than 5% by volume of acetone at 70’F to 78’F. Use a polyester or good grade urethane reducer when temperature exceeds 80’F!
 
Do not overbuild.  Overbuilding and then sanding it down to 10 mils thickness will not help. It could cause cracking because overbuilding causes micro-cracks within the system during curing due to internal strain and heat of the curing process. After a period of time, these micro-cracks may combine to make larger cracks, which will become visible.

NOTE****REMEMBER THAT CHANGES IN DROPPING TEMPERATURES AFFECT THE RESULTS OF CLAUSEN'S POLYESTER PRIMERS. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL THREE COMPONENTS, THE SPRAYING SURFACE, MATERIAL AND THE ATMOSPHERE MUST BE 70 DEGREES OR HIGHER FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS.

 
BEFORE YOU SAND
Curing time (surface, material and air temperature) is between 30 to 60 minutes at 70’F (21’C) and under 20 minutes at 90’ F (32’C). These products can be wet or dry sanded. Total thickness could be up to 10 to 12 mils if needed. Average mil thickness is usually 5 mils.
 
WHEN YOU SAND
Finish sand with 400 or 600 grit paper for desired smoothness for proper adhesion of paint.

AFTER YOU SAND
When the surface has been prepared with 400 or 600 grit paper, any type of automotive or marine topcoat can be applied. There is no further requirement for use of other primers, surfacers or sealers. As in most applications, it is recommended that the finish coat be applied as soon as possible after final sanding. Contamination in the form of dust, grease or foreign materials may have the opportunity to come in contact with the prepared surface if the topcoat if not applied within a reasonable amount of time. When selecting a one step polyester Primer-Surfacer-Sealer to cut cost in both materials and labor, The ALL-U-NEED product become the choice of quality-oriented shops.

CLEAN-UP EQUIPMENT
Wash spray gun and cup immediately after use with acetone, urethane reducer, or lacquer thinner. If gun becomes clogged due to product gelatin, immerse in acetone or lacquer thinner, let soak and brush clean.
 
Pot life of catalyzed material is about 30 mins or less at 70’F. Discard any unused catalyzed material. Do not return material to remainder of uncatalyzed material.

Any deviation from these recommended applications violates the lifetime warranty. Please Read the label carefully for new instructions and any updates on applications. 

 

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Hail Damage Repair Made Simple Using Clausen ALL-U-NEED

Follow the easy steps below to make hail damage repair easy as 1-2-3:

1) Wash and clean car to help locate hail damage craters.

2) Sand all hail damage craters with 180 grit dry sandpaper using finger only in the craters. Use this process on all craters before proceeding to the next step. (do not sand all the way through to main surface just sand for adhesion.)

3) wash and clean automobile again before proceeding and allow to dry completely before going to the next step.

4) Mix the desired amount of ALL-U-NEED. You can apply/fill craters with a squeeze bottle or a spray gun with the fan adjusted in the squirt position, fill the craters slowly to desired level. Pot life of catalyzed material is about 30 mins or less at 70’F. Discard any unused catalyzed material. Do not return material to remainder of uncatalyzed material.

5) Use a clean straight edge object (such as a body filler spreader) to evaluate the height of the ALL-U-NEED primer inside of the crater to the level of the existing finish. Note: ALL-U-NEED is 86% solids so it can shrink up to 14% if more primer is needed to fill area of crater after dry time reapply as need till desired level is reached.

6) Prepare area or in some cases the entire automobile for new paint. Note: if doing entire automobile then make sure to follow the above directions to apply ALL-U-NEED to the entire automobile.

7) Apply top coat paint / clear.