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STEEL-IT® is the #1 most durable gray paint for metal (and other sandblast-friendly surfaces). This one-of-a-kind heavy-duty protective finish preserves and enhances the external and internal surfaces of various equipment, machinery, tools, components, and structures. STEEL-IT blocks corrosion, wear, abrasion, and UV damage. Weldable, consisting 50% of real 316L stainless steel on completed application, and lasting 10+ years in all climates and in most environments, STEEL-IT expresses the rugged-yet-smooth aesthetics of grayish, nonglossy, industrial stainless steel.

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STEEL-IT High Temp & Corrosion-Resistant Coating  

STEEL-IT 5904 High Temp & Corrosion-Resistant Aerosol is a single-component pigmented silicone finish containing 316L stainless steel. It is specifically designed for high temperature applications where surface temperatures exceed 400°F (204°C). It can withstand constant temperatures up to 1,000°F (537°C) with spikes reaching 1,200°F (649°C). This self-priming coating bonds directly with bare steel at high temperatures. Proper surface preparation is crucial, and the coating should be subjected to a 60-minute bake cycle at 400°F (204°C) for optimal curing, hardness, and durability. If the object coated reaches 400°F (204°C) for at least 1 hour while in use, the coating can be cured during operation.

Features

  • STEEL-IT 5904 can withstand constant temperatures of 1,000°F (537.8°C) with spikes to 1,200°F (649°C)

  • Requires baking at 400° F (204.4°C) for 60 minutes to cure

  • Single component



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STEEL-IT Polyurethane Topcoat  

As with all STEEL-IT Brand Coatings, STEEL-IT Polyurethane Topcoat products feature custom-engineered, 316L stainless steel flake and provides superior protection against corrosion, abrasion, salt, alkalis and other chemicals. The coating provides the added benefit of being weldable, UV-resistant, and USDA compliant for incidental food contact. STEEL-IT Polyurethane withstands high-pressure washdowns and detergents without chipping or flaking, a critical feature in so many applications across industries.

Features:

  • Superior anticorrosion coating

  • Single component coating that air dries

  • UV-resistant

  • Weldable! – No need to grind off the coating when repairs or add-ons are required

  • USDA compliant for incidental food contact

  • Withstands high-pressure washdowns without chipping or flaking

  • Temperature Rating: 200 °F



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STEEL-IT Epoxy Topcoat  

As with all STEEL-IT Brand Coatings, STEEL-IT 4907 Epoxy Topcoat features custom-engineered, 316L stainless steel flake and provides extraordinary protection against corrosion, abrasion, salt, alkalis and other chemicals. More durable and chemical-resistant than STEEL-IT Polyurethane Topcoats, STEEL-IT 4907 is a 2-component coating – simply mix Components A and B in a 1-to-1 ratio to produce a coating ready for application. USDA compliant for incidental food contact, STEEL-IT 4907 withstands high-pressure washdowns and detergents without chipping or flaking, a critical feature in so many applications across industries.

Features

  • Extraordinary protection from corrosion, salt, detergents and other chemicals

  • 2-component coating that mixes in a 1-to-1 ratio

  • USDA compliant for incidental food contact

  • Withstands high-pressure washdowns without chipping or flaking

  • Temperature Rating: 250-300 °F



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STEEL-IT Epoxy Primer  

STEEL-IT 4210 Epoxy Primer is intended for use with STEEL-IT 4907 Epoxy Topcoat where, in certain environments, the substrate may become exposed (e.g., a forklift grazes a machine). In such an instance, STEEL-IT 4210 provides the added benefit of practically preventing corrosion on the exposed substrate from propagating.

Features

  • Intended for use with STEEL-IT 4907 Epoxy Topcoat

  • Contains the same proprietary 316L stainless steel flake as all STEEL-IT Topcoats

  • 2-component coating that mixes in a 1-to-1 ratio

  • Severely inhibits corrosion from propagating above or below the coating should the substrate become exposed


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STEEL-IT Polyurethane Aerosol  

As with all STEEL-IT Brand Coatings, STEEL-IT Polyurethane Aerosol products feature custom-engineered, 316L stainless steel flake and provides superior protection against corrosion, abrasion, salt, alkalis and other chemicals. The coating provides the added benefit of being weldable, UV-resistant, and USDA compliant for incidental food contact. STEEL-IT Polyurethane withstands high-pressure washdowns and detergents without chipping or flaking, a critical feature in so many applications across industries.

Features

  • Superior anticorrosion coating

  • Single component coating that air dries

  • Handy aerosol for easy-to-apply original jobs and touch-up work

  • UV-resistant

  • Weldable! – No need to grind off the coating when repairs or add-ons are required

  • USDA compliant for incidental food contact

  • Withstands high-pressure washdowns without chipping or flaking

  • Temperature Rating: 200 °F

  • The identical, high-quality coating as the Polyurethane Topcoat options available in quarts and gallons

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Applications by Industry  

A COATING ABLE TO PROTECT THE MOST DELICATE ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES AND SHIELD STRUCTURAL STEEL WHILE ALWAYS BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSING THE ARCHITECT'S DESIGN INTENT

Saturated with our proprietary 316L stainless steel micro-flake, STEEL-IT® heavy-duty architectural coatings block corrosion and wear, protecting against moisture, salt, chemicals, and other destructive factors. Once dry and cured, STEEL-IT is up to 50% pure stainless steel with various resins making up the balance of the content depending on the particular coating selected. Easy-to-apply and easy-to-touchup, STEEL-IT coatings can provide 5 to 20+ years of lasting protection depending on where it's used.

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PROVEN IN THE BAJA DIRT AND ON THE RACE TRACK, JUST IMAGINE WHAT STEEL-IT CAN DO FOR YOUR RIDE!

From that vehicle restoration project to your daily driver benefits from using STEEL-IT to protect it from corrosive road salt and salt air, getting battered by pebbles and rocks, and other daily hazards that attack suspension components, chassis, brake calipers, wheels, bumpers, shocks, and more. STEEL-IT is easy-to-apply and easy-to-touchup. It also looks fantastic!

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THE ANTICORROSION COATING OF CHOICE FOR FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

For over 40 years, multibillion dollar food processing companies and small businesses alike have relied on STEEL-IT Brand Coatings to meet USDA requirements for clean, corrosion-free equipment. USDA compliant for incidental food contact, STEEL-IT coatings withstand harsh detergents and high-pressure washdowns without chipping or flaking. Our coatings also perform superbly even in the most harsh environments whether these are slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants, or refrigerated units reaching temperatures as low as 20 degrees below Fahrenheit.

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FOR OVER 40 YEARS, STEEL-IT HAS SIGNIFICANTLY EXTENDED THE LIFE OF METAL USED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

In factories, job shops, and most anywhere manufacturing gets done, STEEL-IT has found numerous applications protecting CNC machines, welding stations, carts, cabinets, shelving and even the smallest items such as brackets supporting lighting fixtures. Especially appropriate for steel, aluminum, and certain grades of stainless steel (e.g., 304), STEEL-IT provides an easy-to-apply and easy-to-maintain coating solution to protect materials that corrode or degrade over time while simultaneously offering a clean, professional look.

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PROTECTING METAL ACROSS DIVERSE INDUSTRIES FOR OVER 40 YEARS, NOW PROVES ITS VALUE IN MOTORSPORTS & POWERSPORTS

For over 5 years, STEEL-IT Polyurethane coating has become the choice of leading motorsports / powersports builders and race teams who value the coating's superior performance, protecting suspensions, chassis, and other metal parts that require a proven, durable shield against corrosion, high speed impact from rocks, and other objects that batter their vehicles while competing on some of the world's most punishing race courses. Moreover, STEEL-IT's weldability is a signature benefit that saves racing teams hours of repair time.

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PROFESSIONAL WELDERS TELL US THAT WORKING ON STEEL-IT IS LIKE WELDING ON BARE METAL

Professional welders are the ones who most doubt that welding on STEEL-IT is possible or that they'll get a clean weld. But then they try it and they say it's like nothing they've experienced. By the way, it feels like welding on bare metal because once they TIG or MIG and burn off the polyurethane resin, that's all they're left with, pure 316L stainless steel. Shop STEEL-IT weldable polyurethane, available in gray and black! If in doubt, get a free sample (in the US only) or request more information.

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A HIGH-PERFORMANCE COATING THAT'S EASY-TO-USE, SUPER-DURABLE, AND LOOKS GREAT. NOW HOW'S THAT FOR AN OPTION!

Where can you use STEEL-IT? Anywhere you have metal that rusts or wears, and that's lots of places! On your car. On fences. On metal shelves. On brackets. Door knobs. The drain in your shower. Metal doors. Metal carts. Window frames. Patio furniture. The application possibilities are nearly endless.

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FAQ  

WHY DOES STEEL-IT COST SO MUCH?

  • • STEEL-IT is a high-performance industrial coating made with high quality, and custom materials

  • • Both our primers and topcoats contain an abundance of custom-engineered, 316L stainless steel micro flake.

  • • STEEL-IT is not a common, every day, decorative paint. It's a sophisticated, complex product that has demonstrated remarkable performance across diverse industries and multiple applications in some of the harshest conditions imaginable.

  • DO I HAVE TO USE STEEL-IT'S PRIMER? CAN'T I USE A MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE SHOP PRIMER?

  • • Yes, it may work. However, unlike the case with many primers in the marketplace, STEEL-IT primers are not designed to enhance adhesion to the substrate, but are, in their own right, high performance anticorrosion coatings that contain, in addition to anticorrosive materials, the same 316L stainless steel micro flake used in STEEL-IT topcoats. Thus STEEL-IT primers form a critical part of providing the maximum protection against corrosion, chemicals, abrasion, impact, temperature cycling, and other harsh conditions.

  • DO I HAVE TO REMOVE EXISTING COATINGS OR RUST BEFORE APPLYING STEEL-IT?

  • • All the rust must be removed. STEEL-IT is not a rust neutralizer. If rust is trapped under the coating, it will continue to propagate.

  • • Whether it's necessary to remove existing coating, the SSPC requirements indicated in our surface preparation instructions in the Application Guides specify how much original coating can remain.

  • WHAT IF I CAN'T GRIT BLAST? ARE THERE OTHER METHODS I CAN USE TO PROPERLY PREPARE THE SURFACE?

  • • It depends on the application. For example, if you require the STEEL-IT High Solids Epoxy System, then grit blasting is absolutely necessary.

  • • In other cases, some of our customers have found that mechanically sanding the surface using #36 grit paper provides a similar surface to grit blasting.

  • • What we want you to avoid are methodologies that merely clean the surface without scarifying it and providing an aggressive profile per our instructions. Such methods might be needle scaling, soda blasting, dry ice blasting, glass beading.

  • CAN I USE STEEL-IT TO COAT OVER GALVANIZED STEEL?

    It depends on how long the item has been galvanized.The chemistry of galvanized steel changes over time:

  • • During the first few days, the surface is zinc metal and merely requires proper surface preparation.

  • • For the next four to six months, the surface becomes zinc oxide, which is very difficult to paint because it's a hard, lubricious surface and the zinc oxide on the surface tends to be powdery and therefore difficult to adhere to. As a consequence, the oxide needs to be profiled and then passivated. Passivation can be accomplished using any commercially available vinyl wash primer.

  • • From then to about a year, the zinc oxide absorbs environmental moisture and slowly converts to zinc hydroxide, which also requires profiling and a vinyl wash primer.

  • • After a year or so, in addition to the oxygen and water, the surface also begins to absorb carbon dioxide and the surface now becomes zinc carbonate. Zinc carbonate is stable and amenable to coating, and therefore requires just profiling.

  • HOW LONG DO YOU GUARANTEE THE COATING TO LAST?

  • • We cannot guarantee the longevity of the coating. The success of a coating job depends critically on proper surface preparation and application. Since we do not provide those services, we cannot take responsibility for how well the coating performs over time.

  • • We provide the proper instructions to achieve best results. However, even assuming best results, reasonable conditions of use vary widely. We would have to know precise conditions over precise periods of time. What we can say, is that in some applications, STEEL-IT can last up to 10 years, in others 20 years, others even longer, and in others 5 years. Nonetheless, we are confident that if you compare STEEL-IT to another coating under the same conditions, STEEL-IT will hold up longer.

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The STEEL-IT High Solids, High solids Epoxy System is a high-performance, two-coat barrier coating system that complies fully with the latest environmental regulations while maintaining the same high-performance profile and superior application characteristics associated with more traditional STEEL-IT compositions. Free of lead and chromium salt-based pigmentations, the system has VOC levels substantially less than all current regulated thresholds.

Both the primer and the finish afford optimal physical properties that improve adhesion and help the system withstand flexing and stretching. The cured film - pigmented with 316L stainless steel flakes for enhanced performance - is highly durable and resistant to the corrosive effects of oils, fats, spilled solvents, solvent fumes, alkalis and many dilute organic and inorganic acids. The system is suitable for use on ferrous and nonferrous substrates.

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Saturated with our proprietary 316L stainless steel micro-flake agent, STEEL-IT® heavy-duty architectural coatings block corrosion, wear, and UV. Showing a smooth or satin “burnished steel" finish that channels the rugged aesthetic of steel, STEEL-IT is 50% real stainless steel on drying. Climate-proof, it endures 10+ years or indefinitely in outdoor environments anywhere, with easy minimal touchup by our spray aerosol product. Get a free samplefind a distributor; or query us today.

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STEEL-IT® is the #1 most durable gray paint for metal (and other sandblast-friendly surfaces). This one-of-a-kind heavy-duty protective finish preserves and enhances the external and internal surfaces of various equipment, machinery, tools, components, and structures. STEEL-IT blocks corrosion, wear, abrasion, and UV damage. Weldable, consisting 50% of real 316L stainless steel on completed application, and lasting 10+ years in all climates and in most environments, STEEL-IT expresses the rugged-yet-smooth aesthetics of grayish, nonglossy, industrial stainless steel.

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In addition to its familiar shades of industrial gray, STEEL-IT® – the #1 toughest protective paint for metal – is now also available in black. No small thing, it took us years of chemical experimentation and testing to add black to our limited color choices without compromising the paint's exceptional durability and adhesion. In black as in gray, STEEL-IT lasts 10+ years in most environments, prolonging the life of metal surfaces, machinery, service structures, and metallic architectural designs. 

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High-pressure wash downs, corrosive chemicals, weathering, and other harsh industrial conditions are no match for STEEL-IT paint and coatings systems.

STEEL-IT offers superior protection of ferrous metals and other surface types from corrosion and wear for years, with one application lasting as long as 10 to 15 year, depending on application. STEEL-IT is used in a variety of environments—both indoor and outdoor—and offers various formulations that are resistant to corrosion and wear caused by:  

  • Water

  • Heat

  • Salt

  • Other corrosive chemicals

  • UV exposure

  • Abrasion

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