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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Aquaplus blending system

Designation:
Blending additive for Aquaplus -LVM 030 000 A2-
Issued 06/2011
Product description
The blending additive for Aquaplus is especially suitable for blending in Aquaplus waterborne base coat. It simplifies the blending process.
Technical data sheet
Substrate
Suitable substrates:
Surfaces coated with primer or surfacer (2-pack HS surfacer)
Fully cured, solvent-resistant, well-preserved and lightly sanded old paint or original paint
Suitable priming materials:
Depends on the object and the substrate, in accordance with our recommendations for structure
   
Substrate pre-treatment:
–  Thoroughly clean factory paint, old paint or 2-pack HS surfacer with silicone remover -LVM 020 000 A5- or slow-drying silicone remover -LVM 020 100 A5-.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Dry sand using orbital sander with P400 to P500-grade paper and dust collector or wet sand using P800 to P1000-grade waterproof paper.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Lightly sand the fade-out area of the undamaged original paintwork with P1000 to P1200-grade sandpaper.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Before recoating, clean again using a suitable cleaning agent to ensure a clean surface free of residues.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Allow the moisture on substrates which have been wet-sanded or cleaned to evaporate completely.
 

Aquaplus blending system

Application
Thinning is not necessary.
Method of application: “spray”.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Application viscosity 4 mm, +20 °C, DIN 53211
–  The application viscosity of the product is the mixing viscosity.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Adjust spray nozzle following manufacturer's instructions to 1.2-1.3 mm for “compliancy”.
–  Adjust spray nozzle following manufacturer's instructions to 1.3 mm for “HVLP”.
–  Adjust spray pressure following manufacturer's instructions to 2.0-2.5 bar for “compliancy”.
–  Adjust atomising pressure following manufacturer's instructions to 0.7 bar for “HVLP”.
 

Aquaplus blending system

–  Apply the mixed Aquaplus waterborne base coat in 3 - 5 light coats, depending on colour and opacity, to the repair spot at reduced spray pressure (0.8 - 1.5 bar).
  Note
Manufacturer's specifications notwithstanding, the inlet pressure should be reduced as specified for this blending system.
 

Aquaplus blending system

Drying
 

Aquaplus blending system

Flash-off time before clear coat application:
Flash off 15-20 minutes at +20 °C ambient temperature.
Ways to reduce flash-off time:
Surface matting can be accelerated by blowing on it with an air diffuser or force drying with infrared radiation or low baking.
It is also possible to blow on it with the spray gun after waiting at least 5 minutes.
Drying time: at least 5 minutes.
 

Aquaplus blending system

Recoating
Recoat with:
2-pack HS clear coat
  Note
This product should not be used “without mixing”.
 

Aquaplus blending system

Personal protective equipment:
Adhere to the safety data sheet.
Wear personal protective equipment during application.
Data
 

Aquaplus blending system

Flash point: Above +23 °C
 
Storage
The guaranteed storage time of Aquaplus blending additive -LVM 030 000 A2- is 24 months from the production date. May be used until the date stated on the label at latest if stored in sealed original containers at +20 °C.
 

Aquaplus blending system

Storage conditions
The optimal storage temperature is +5 °C to +35 °C.
  Note
Higher or lower temperatures will spoil the product.
 

Aquaplus blending system

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