Loctite® Frekote® Aqualine® R-500 offers unparalleled release and slip properties and is recommended for the most difficult rubber molding applications. When properly applied to a preheated surface, this water-based product chemically bonds to the mold surface to form a thin, inert, thermally stable coating capable of releasing all natural and synthetic polymers.
Apply Aqualine R-500 to molds preheated to a minimum of 60°C (140°F). Aqualine R-500 is suitable for application up to 204°C (400°F).
Apply Aqualine R-500 using a finely atomized fan pattern. Regulate gun output to 2-3 fluid oz/minute for molds heated to 60ºC-150ºC (140°F-300°F) or 4-5 fluid oz/minute for molds above 150ºC (300°F).
At 60°C (140°F), the release agent will dry in a few seconds and will be fully cured after 30 minutes. At 121°C (250°F), this cure time is reduced to 10 minutes. At 150°C (300°F), R-500 dries instantly and requires only five minutes to fully cure (see cure curve.)
|Specific Gravity||1.00 +/- 0.015|
|Special Cautions||Store below 40°C (104°F)|
|Application temperature||60ºC-204ºC (140°F-400°F)|
|Thermal stability when cured||315ºC (600°F)|
|Shelf Life||6 months from date of manufacture when stored at or below 28°C (77°F)|