Zinga Drying Times
Zinga drying times can obviously vary due to humidity and temperature but on the whole are fast. Once dried, the Zinga film requires exposure to fresh air, carbon dioxide and moisture to become fully cured. The natural porosity of the coating is dramatically reduced as curing takes place, and Zinga continues to harden for several weeks after application.
It is very important to note that before exposure to a saline environment (i.e. submerged in salt water or placed in a salt spray zone) all zinganised surfaces will require saturation with fresh water for a minimum of two hours to properly seal them. If the coating is unlikely to be immediately exposed to a salt atmosphere then exposure to rainwater or heavy overnight condensation for a couple of days will have the same sealing effect. Zinga can also be forced dried using Infrared drying systems.
Approximate Drying Times (45µm DFT) at 20°C:
- Touch dry in 10 minutes
- Dry to handle in 30 minutes (using heavy lifting equipment)
- Dry to overcoat with more Zinga in 60 minutes
- Dried to overcoat with water-based paints in 4 hours
- Dried to overcoat with Alufer N sealer in 4 hours
- Dried to overcoat with 2K PU or acrylic paints in 4 hours
- Cured to overcoat with epoxy in 24 hours
- Zinga 1kg£18.90 Exc VATZINGA is a one pack coating that contains 96% zinc in the dry film. 1KG size.
- Zingaspray 500ml£16.60 Exc VATZingaspray offers the film galvanising system ZINGA in an aerosol spray.
- Zinga 2kg – Cold Galvanising System£37.80 Exc VATZinga is a one pack coating that contains 96% zinc in the dry film. 2KG size.
- Zingasolv 1L£5.18 Exc VATZingasolv 1lr is a C9-C10 aromatic hydrocarbon solvent.