An Air-Dry, Chemical Resistant Rack Coating

MICCROTEX Air-Dry Rack Coating is a superior thermoplastic insulating material developed and manufactured to be highly resistant to all plating solutions, acids, and alkaline cleaners at boiling temperatures. MICCROTEX is a black, shiny surfaced material that, when properly applied, is tough, resilient and flexible. MICCROTEX attains maximum adhesion without depending upon shrinkage. It is unaffected by any solution commonly used in plating and anodizing cycles, including the electrolytic, sulphuric acid strip used to dissolve nickel.


    MICCROTEX is most successfully applied by dipping and wherever possible should be applied by this method. Under certain conditions, however, satisfactory results may also be obtained by brushing or spraying.

    For most effective application MICCROTEX should be maintained at room temperature-70_F. to 80_F. For dipping and brushing MICCROTEX is used as shipped. For spraying MICCROTEX, reduce three parts of MICCROTEX with two parts of MICCROTEX REDUCER.

    PREPARATION OF RACKS: All racks should be thoroughly cleaned of all grease, direct and loose oxides. Sandblasting or an electrolytic caustic cleaning cycle with thorough drying is recommended. Aluminum racks should be anodized before coating. Be sure that all sharp edges and corners are rounded by filing or grinding.

    DIPPING PROCEDURE: Rack should be lowered slowly, allowing approximately one minute for complete submersion. Move rack back and forth-this will shake off all air bubbles and eliminate air pockets. Allow rack to remain submerged a few seconds, then withdraw at the same speed. Drain for one or two minutes over dip tank. After draining, invert rack and suspend from opposite end to assure an even distribution of the coating and to eliminate beading. Normally at least seven coats are required.

    DRYING: Allow at least one hour air-dry at room temperature-70_ F. to 80_ F.-to each coat, and twenty-four hour air-dry for the final coat. Under extreme conditions it is advisable to force-dry at 160_ F. to 180_ F. for 4 to 6 hours after the final coat is applied.

    CONTACT POINTS: To bare contact points cut through coating with a sharp knife (do not tear). Seal cut edges by brushing with one coat of MICCROTEX. Dry for two hours before using.

    REPAIRING RACKS: Damaged racks may be repaired without redipping the entire rack. Cut away all loose material and remove any projecting nodules or electrolytic deposits-dry thoroughly before repairing. Flow succeeding coats of MICCROTEX over bare spot until the material has been built up to its original thickness. Air-dry at least one hour between coats and twenty-four hours after final coat.


STORAGE: This coating material should be stored and used in accordance with normal standards of good practice for handling industrial paints.

CONTAINS VOLATILE SOLVENTS. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flames. Store at temperatures above freezing and below 105_ F. Keep containers closed when not in use.

USE: Maintain adequate ventilation in working area. Wear approved respirators and protective clothing when working in confined areas. Avoid repeated breathing of concentrated vapors. Prolonged contact of liquid material with the skin may be irritating; wash exposed surface thoroughly with soap and water. In case of eye contact, flush out the eyes with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician.

Developed and manufactured by experienced platers


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