SLIDE ARMOR vs Competitors
2500 and Clear Topcoat
|UV Chalk Resistant||+||--||++||+++|
|Service Life (years)||Not Recommended
POLY TEK CP 2500 / 2505
WATERSLIDE PREP GUIDELINES
Depending on the condition of your waterslide project, a thorough and complete preparation process is required to assure maximum bond and long term performance.
If waxes or polishes were used on the waterslide, extra preparation is necessary to prevent adhesion failure of the coating system.
Follow the complete 10 Step process if waxes or polishes were used during the lifetime of the slide.
If no waxes or polishes were applied, follow Steps 5 – 10 only
Step 1: Slide Evaluation
Examine the surface condition of the slide, especially if waxes or polishes were applied.
Wax/Polished Waterslide Steps 2 -10
Wax/Polish Free Waterslide Steps 5 – 10
Step II Power Wash Slide
Use 3500 psi (minimum) power washer with simple green # to remove oil, dust,
Etc. Keep power washer wand at a close proximity to slide surface.
Step III DeWax Slide
Using Zep Wax Remover at high concentration, apply directly with a soft plastic bristle
brush. Scrub wax off applying wax remover heavily to assure wax is totally removed.
Step IV Power Wash Slide
Using 3500 psi (minimum) power washer using Simple Green to completely remove any waxy residue from the slide surface. Keep power washer at close proximity to slide surface.
Step V Final Power Wash
Using 3500 psi (minimum) power washer with water only, wash all remaining detergents and wax remover from surface. Keep power washer wand in close proximity to slide surface.
Step VI Sand/Scuff Surface
Using 220-400 grit D.A. Sander, scuff surface and remove and loose or flaking gel- coat. Entire surface of slide must be completely sanded to assure maximum bond and long term performance.
Step VII Power Wash Slide
Using 3500 psi power washer (minimum) with water only, completely remove any dust and contamination from the sanding process. Keep power washer wand in close proximity of slide surface.
Step VIII Repairs/Final Inspection
Repair only deep scratches, gouges or defects with standard slide repair procedures. (Bondo may be used)
Step IX Ready to Paint
Assure slide is completely dry and free of any surface contaminants that have appeared. (dust/leavers/droppings) Blow off areas to coat prior to spraying or rolling with dry, compressed air.
What you will need:
- 3500 psi pressure washer (minimum)
- Zep stripper
- Simple Green
- 220 grit sandpaper / D.A. Sander
- Plastic Bristle Scrub Brush
- Bondo Polyester Filler