Form Protection Coating
In the prestress/precast concrete industry, a critical component to the manufacturing process is the form (mold). Forms give the concrete components their unique shapes and they help hold the internal reinforcing in place. Depending on the type of concrete structure being built, some forms can cost well over $100, 000.00 and require hundreds of man hours to set up and erect.
With all that money invested in forms, there is one little thing that can turn your investment into scrap metal and that is rust!
In order for your finished concrete components to look smooth, unblemished and professional, the forms have to have smooth, undamaged contact surfaces. With moisture, rain and salt air, if your steel forms are left unprotected, they will start to rust and pit making your forms unusable and resulting in thousands of dollars that will have to be spent in labor to grind and smooth the form surfaces. In some cases, the forms have to be scrapped altogether.
PSI Form Protection Coating is a valuable tool to protect your forms while not in use. Application is easy. Using a mop, apply one coat. Wait for it to dry and then apply a second coat. This will protect your form for short or long term storage. When you are ready to start using your form again, just spray the coated surface down with mineral spirits and let it activate for a few minutes. Wipe off the coating and you are ready to pour.
If you have a steel form you are about to store, try some of the PSI Form Protection Coating and you will be convinced that this is the only way to store your forms.
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