Copaltite Directions for Use
- A thin coat of Copaltite should be applied both surfaces to be sealed. The surfaces should be clean and dry. All dirt, oil, grease or moisture should be removed with gasoline or other solvent before applying Copaltite, as it has no affinity for foreign matter and must secure a direct bond to the metal surface.
- Heat of at least 212°F must be applied to set Copaltite. At any temperature below 212°F, the set up time is too long to be practical. At 300°F, set up time is approximately 30 minutes. Set up time is up to 4 hours for temperatures below 300°F.
- If a joint is to hold high pressure at an elevated temperature, heat should be applied without pressure until the Copaltite has set.
- If using Copaltite for a steam application, apply it to the joint, tighten and heat the joint by turning on the steam at little or no pressure for about six hours, preferably overnight. The Copaltite seal joint will then withstand high temperature and pressure.
- If Copaltite has hardened, a wire brush and alcohol may be used to remove the product.
- If Copaltite needs to be thinned, Copaltite liquid can be used to thin Copaltite Cement. To thin Copaltite liquid, pure alcohol can be used.
- Copaltite should be stored in a cool, dry place. The shelf life is one year from date of manufacture when stored at 72°F.