PhilaDur 06/08 Primer & Finish Universal


A two-pack polyamide epoxy primer/finish with good corrosion, and abrasion resistance. Excellent long term anticorrosive protection specifically for ballast tank, cargo holds, crude oil tank, and adheres to a broad range of substrates and existing coatings. Recommended for higher requirement surface treatment mainly blasting, meets the requirements of compatibility with various cathode protection systems. Also meets the criteria for food contact according to FDA section 21, chapter 175.300. Certificate by Newcastle Occupational Health and Hygiene Ltd (NOHH) is available for Cargo Holds application. It is a very good choice for upgrading surface preparation. Excellent chemical resistance. PhilaDur 06/08 displays very good compatibility with various well known producers.


Economical for high build applications with long over coating intervals, above water and below  water line (bottoms, topside, deck, superstructure) esp. crude oils, cargos, ballast. Can be coated over many generic types of paints.


Sheen: Glossy

Color: Red Brown, Gray, Green, Signal Red, Black, White, Silver, Aluminum

Solids: 74 ± 2

Coverage: Theoretical Coverage: 5.58 sq. m/Lit at 125 microns dry / 165 microns wet

Thickness: Over 250 microns dry by 2 coats

Flashpoint: Mixed product > 27 °C

VOC: 275.00 g/Lit (material as into the container)

Application Data

Mixing Ratio: Basis 4 part per/volume, Curing Agent 1 part/volume. For Americas region, USA and Mexico, mixing ratio Basis (A) 1 part per/volume, Curing Agent (B) 1 part/volume available as well.

Thinner: Not recommended. The material is ready for use, under special conditions use Thinner for Epoxy PH 300, max 5% by volume.

Painting Method: Airless spraying is our recommendation, brush, and spray follows. Tip range 0.48mm-0.66mm (21 thou), blowing pressure shouldn’t less than 141kg/cm2 (2000psi). Additional thinner may be required. Use the proper equipment. Actual safety measures and precautions are very important from the selected method and environment work.

Cleaning: Power tool cleaning with Universal Thinner PH-400.

Readiness Time: 15 minutes at proper temperature

Pot Life: 6 hours at 5 °C, 5 hours at 10 °C, 3 hours at 30 °C

Curing Time: Within 2 weeks at 20 °C (fully cured)

Drying and Over-Coating Conditions

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Coating Specification

If local temperatures are around freezing there is a long overcoat period. The systems, actual existing film esp. over coated epoxy layer, proper surface preparation, and coating application procedures should be selected, and then tested in a controlled laboratory. Design factors, statements, specific recommendations should always be valued. Please consult with Philadelphia Coatings LLC Technical Department.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces should be clean, dry and free from contamination. High pressure fresh water wash should be applied prior to the treatment or of the application. Steel products with mill scale: shot blasting or grit blasting should meet the requirements of Sa1 grade in Sweden derusting standard at least. Steel products without mill scale: to be ground by dynamic tools to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. Steel products painted with plant primer: use slight grit blasting or dynamic tools to carry out secondary surface preparation to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. For other surface treatments, please consult with Philadelphia Coatings LLC.


Circa 18 months at 25 °C, stored in a dry, shaded and ventilated condition. The container/paint, must be kept sealed and away from heat and ignition.

Pack Size

Basis 4 Gal. (16 Lit) drum, agent 1 Gal (3,785 Lit) drum. Basis 5 Gal. (18 Lit) pail, agent 5 Gal (18 Lit) tin. If other packing specifications are needed, please consult with Philadelphia Coatings LLC. Shipping weight: Basis 4 Gal. (16 Lit) 65.44 lb drum, agent 1 Gal (3,785 Lit) 4.2 lb drum. Basis 5 Gal. (18 Lit) pail, agent 5 Gal (18 Lit) tin.

Health and Safety

Prior to use, obtain, consult and follow the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product concerning health and safety information. Read carefully and conform to precautions on MSDS and packing vessels. To avoid eye and skin contact, tools such as gloves, goggles and face mask etc. should be used during work with product (proper safety measures should be taken according to construction methods and circumstances). All work with the product must be carried out according to all relevant national health, safety and environment standards and codes. This product is for professional use only.

Limitation of liability

All information is given for guidance only and is subject to regional variation depending upon local climate and environmental condition. An excessive film thickness delays the final curing and creates sagging. Over coating interval will increase with the number of paint layers and the thickness of the paint film. For recommended paints at special circumstances, please consult with our Philadelphia Coatings LLC. Apply in good weather. The relative humidity must not exceed 80% temperature of the surface to be coated must be at least 3°C above the dew point. All data from the tests is obtained under lab conditions, so Philadelphia Coatings LLC won’t bear any liabilities from the condition whether the data could reflect the objective status of the actual application circumstance or not.


The information in the product manual is based on our experiences from tests and practice. For the application without our knowledge, we could only make sure that our products themselves are warranted. We may modify the data in this product manual according to our continuous development and experience accumulation without advanced notice.