ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is a single component, liquid applied, moisture-cured, aromatic polyurethane industrial maintenance coating. It is the economical aromatic topcoat and the aggregate binding coat used in several of the Tufflex International, Inc. (TUFFLEX INT’L) Urethane Decking Systems. ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is the “aggregate receiving coat" in the decorative colored-quartz decking system.
Pre-Application Precautions: ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is an aromatic topcoat and the surface may become flat, slightly chalky, and will have some color change upon prolonged exposure. Containers that have been opened must be used within 1 or 2 days, since ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is a moisture reactive material which sets up when exposed to air. ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR should not be diluted. It is recommended to apply the ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR on a textured surface in order to provide the needed slip-resistance. Inproperly textured surfaces may be slippery under wet conditions.
Precaution: ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is a component of the TUFFLEX INT’L Decking Systems. It should primarily be used as stipulated in the INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION DATA SHEETS. Results which arise from use other than what is stipulated are not tested or recommended.
General: ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR requires a few precautions to be followed during and after application. Each application should be done in one complete step. A continuous application will ensure a smooth and level coat with no lines or streaks to disfigure the deck. Application should not be stopped part way across an area and then completed several or more hours later.
Mixing Instructions: Mix ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR thoroughly before using or before adding the optional TUFFLEX INT’L CURE ACCELERATORS. Material should be mixed thoroughly with a mechanical mixer (Jiffy Mixer) at low RPM. Care must be taken not to whip air into the mixture as this may cause pin-holes.
Application: The first coat of ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR should be applied at the rate of 80 to 120 square feet per gallon, depending upon the surface texture. For best results use a squeegee, trowel or phenolic core roller. Spread ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR evenly over the entire deck resulting in 14 - 20 wet mils. Allow to cure over night before applying the second coat. Most applications will require two top coats (one aromatic and one aliphatic). To obtain proper adhesion between coats it is imperative that re-coating be done within 48 hours. Allow ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR to cure at least 24 hours before permitting light pedestrian traffic. Note: Curing time depends on humidity and temperature. Low temperature and low humidity extends the curing time. Use the TUFFLEX INT’L CURE ACCELERATORS to shorten cure time. Refer to the TUFFLEX INT’L ACCELERATOR Technical Bulletins for further information.
Before using this product, read the container precaution label and MSDS sheets carefully. Exposure to urethanes or petroleum solvents may cause allergic skin or respiratory reactions. Do not get into eyes, onto skin or clothing. If contact occurs, flush affected areas with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse. Use only with adequate ventilation. Seek medical help for all over exposures. THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY.
If an ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR coated surface is damaged, it can be repaired by light sanding or by scrubbing with industrial soap and water, followed by a thorough rinse with water. Follow this with a solvent wipe with acetone or xylene and TUFFLEX 7113 penetrating cleaner. When the surface is dry, apply additional ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR.
Tufflex International, Inc. (TUFFLEX INT’L) warrants this product to be free of defects in workmanship and materials only at the time of shipment from our factory. If any TUFFLEX INT’L materials prove to contain manufacturing defects that substantially affect their performance, TUFFLEX INT’L will, at its option, replace the materials or refund its purchase price.
This limited warranty is the only warranty extended by TUFFLEX INT’L with respect to its materials. There are no other warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. TUFFLEX INT’L specifically disclaims liability for any incidental, consequential, or other damages, including but not limited to, loss of profits or damages to a structure or its contents, arising under any theory of law whatsoever.
The dollar value of TUFFLEX INT’L’s liability and buyer’s remedy under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the TUFFLEX INT’L material in question.