Ceramit Instructions

Please read all instructions and recommendations carefully before using.

  1. Mix 60% catalyst (Ceramit PART B) with 40% color (Ceramit PART A)  (3 part catalyst to 2 parts color).  Mix in a disposable container such as a paper cup or carton.  When mixing small amounts, measuring by weight instead of volume may be easier.  If you want a more flexible result, use a 50/50 mixture instead of 60/40.  Ceramit is a kind of epoxy.  That means, among other things, that it is difficult to remove from any surface that it is in contact with.  For this reason, mix it in a disposible container.  To remove Ceramit, use Shor "Attack" epoxy remover (stock #38.325).
  2. Ceramit can be applied by the following methods:  Brush, Spray Gun, Squeeze Bottle, Medicine Dropper, Hypodermic Syringe, Spatula or any other method which will achieve the desired effect.
  3. Ceramit can be used as supplied.  However, some methods of application, like spraying, may require a low viscosity. To thin, mix 1 part Ceramit Thinner with 1 part of Part A. Mix this in a 50/50 ratio with Part B.  Do not  attempt  to  thin with any  other  product.  When low viscosity Ceramit is sprayed on curved or vertical surfaces, preheat the surface to 200-300°F.
  4. High Viscosity Ceramit Part A is available for certain applications,  such as curved or vertical surfaces.  It is helpful  to  preheat the surface to which Ceramit is to be applied to a temperature of 200-300°F.
  5. Ceramit has an excellent pot life, from 14 to 16 hours for regular Ceramit, and 6 to 7 hours for High Viscosity Ceramit. Pot life may be prolonged by placing the mixture in a refrigerator, in a sealed bottle, when the mixture is not in use.
  6. Ceramit should be applied in thin layers. In applying to curved or round surfaces, apply several thin coats. If you wish to apply in thicker layers, let the mixture stand for a few hours to let it become thicker  before  applying.  High Viscosity Ceramit can also be used in this way. If applied in layers, it is important  to  cure each layer before applying the next.
  7. Additional colors of Ceramit may be applied over cured layers.  Colors mixed with one another to create many unique colors and shades.  To achieve a "deep" finish, apply coats of clear Ceramit upon normal colors being used. The "wet" look can also be achieved this way.
  8. Ceramit cures at room temperature.  Thin layers obtain reasonable hardness within 24 to 48 hours.  Do not try to cure at temperatures below 70°F.  Heat accelerates the curing process.  It is best to use temperature controlled portable electric heaters or infrared lamps.  Do not cure in gas or microwave ovens as Ceramit contains flammable solvents.  The recommended curing cycle is 250°F for ½ to ¾ hours.  To prevent discoloration of white Ceramit, use 225°F. for 1 hour.  Lower temperatures may be used: however, the length of curing time at lower temperature must be increase.  It is recommended that Ceramit be applied in thin layers.  Thick layers require more time to cure.
  9. In humid environments, keep containers closed as much as possible to minimize water absorption.  Apply in an air-conditioned room if possible.
  10. Pieces enameled with Ceramit may be electroplated without affecting the color or the finish.
  11. Ceramit gives an extremely glossy surface, however, you may wish to buff polish the surface.  Ceramit gets extremely hard and thus lends its polishing.  To polish, make sure Ceramit is completely cured.  Longer cures can  be ground and buffed. #600 wet paper and water may also be used.  For polishing, use water-soluble buffing compounds that are recommend polishing plastics.