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How to prepare your ute tray for RAPTOR

#1: Degrease to remove any contaminants, wax and grease
#2: Abrade the entire truck bed with 120-180 grit or a nylon cup brush.
#3: Using compressed air, remove any excess dust.
#4: Degrease the substrate with a solvent-based System 20 degreaser.
#5: For an anti-slip coating,  add one bag of RAPTOR Traction per bottle.
#6: Directly apply RAPTOR.

How to spray RAPTOR Protective Coating to your Ute Tray

#1: Ensure you apply an even coat, avoiding excessive build in corners.
#2: For the first coat, we set up the RAPTOR Gun at 3.5 – 4 BAR, at 20 inches from the substrate.
#3: To ensure an even application, increase the pressure to 4.5 – 5 BAR, at 25 inches for the 2nd coat.
#4: Once dry, the vehicle may be carefully unmasked.

How to apply RAPTOR to OEM painted plastic parts

#1: Thoroughly wash with soap and water. Degrease the substrate with System 20 solvent or water borne degreaser. This removes any surface contaminants like grease, dirt and industrial fallout.
#2: Abrade the substrate with 180-320 grit.
#3: Any hard to reach areas should be abraded by hand with a red medium scuff pad.
#4: Once abraded, blow off with compressed air and thoroughly degrease with water based degreaser.
#5: Wipe the substrate with a tack rag.
#6: You are now ready to shoot RAPTOR.

How to apply RAPTOR to OEM painted plastic parts

#1: Thoroughly wash with soap and water. Degrease the substrate with System 20 solvent or water borne degreaser. This removes any surface contaminants like grease, dirt and industrial fallout.
#2: Abrade the substrate with 180-320 grit.
#3: Any hard to reach areas should be abraded by hand with a red medium scuff pad.
#4: Once abraded, blow off with compressed air and thoroughly degrease with water based degreaser.
#5: Wipe the substrate with a tack rag.
#6: You are now ready to shoot RAPTOR.

How to mix BLACK RAPTOR Liner

#1: Shake the Raptor black bottle thoroughly.
#2: For the 1 Bottle Kit, pour the full contents of the hardener into the RAPTOR bottle.
#3: For the 4 Bottle Kit, use the mixing cup provided.
#4: Replace lid and shake for 2 mins.
#5: Screw the application gun onto the RAPTOR bottle.

How to mix TINTED RAPTOR Liner

#1: Shake the Raptor bottle thoroughly.
#2: For the 1 US Quart Kit, pour the full contents of the hardener into the RAPTOR bottle. For the 1 US Gallon Kit, pour RAPTOR Tintable into a mixing cup.
#3: Pour the hardener up to the measuring line in the mixing cup (8 fl. oz. of hardener for 24 fl. oz. of RAPTOR).
#4: Then pour the hardener in the RAPTOR bottle.
#5: Replace the lid and shake again to remove any excess of RAPTOR left in the bottle
#6: Activate your 2K paint with its own hardener.
#7: Using a measuring cup, add a maximum of 10% of your activated solid color by volume.
#8: Add your pre-activated tint to the RAPTOR.
#9: Mix all together for 2 mins.
#10: Once thoroughly mixed, pour back into the bottle.
#11: Shake again.

How to prepare Aluminium, Bare Metal and Galvanized Steel

#1: Thoroughly degrease the substrate with a solvent-based degreaser: U-POL WIPE#6 or System 20.
This removes any surface contaminants like grease, dirt and industrial fallout.
#2: Abrade aluminium, bare steel or galvanised with 180 grit.
#3: Once abraded, degrease again.
#4: Wipe the substrate with a tack rag. You are now ready to apply RAPTOR 2K Epoxy Primer.
#5: Read the instructions leaflet contained on the lid of the aerosol.
#6: After 24 hours, abrade with 400 grit before top coated.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

APPLYING UPOL RAPTOR BEDLINER STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Step1- Preparation

Like any paint / coating Raptor needs a surface KEY.  A KEY is a dull/ sanded/ scotchbrite “prepared” surface that allows the paint to stick. Paint won’t stick to shiny surfaces! So, ensure you scuff the surface up and provide a good key. Make sure you key everywhere you are applying the paint, even the hard to get to bits, as doing the job correctly once saves you time and money. Use 180 to 240 grit sand paper or a Maroon/ Red Scothbrite pad.

Once you have prepared the surface remove all dust using tack cloths. These are cloths that are tacky and will attract dirt and dust away from the prepared surface and help Raptor stick even better.

Step2- Masking

Now that you have the areas you want to paint prepared, you need to sort the areas you DONT WANT TO PAINTUse masking tape all around any edges and fittings, then fill in the areas between with masking paper and plastic. You may want to use back masking in some areas. Back masking is where you apply a wide piece of masking tape to an edge, and let it overhang. you then bring your dust sheet down the panel you just masked, and allow the sheet to contact the masking tape overhang. cut of any excess with a blade, and then run a second line of masking tape over the edge to hold the sheet securely. back masking works very well on edges like wheel arches and sills.

Step3- Spraying Upol Raptor Bedliner

You can use almost any spray gun to apply Raptor Liner, but the most common gun is a schutz gun. UPOL provide a few different guns. a standard textured gun, and the Upol Raptor Vari – Gun which gives you full control over the texture. Smooth, Heavy Texture, or anything in between! Attach the gun to the bottle once you have mixed in your hardner (and colour if required), and then attach the airline. Lower air pressure of 30>50 PSI in a schutz gun will lend themselves to giving you a heavier texture.  The manufacturer recommends 50PSI as a general rule.

When you are ready to start spraying start “off panel” and then move the gun horizontally at a steady rate along the panel, do not let go of the trigger until the paint passes the end of the panel. Now repeat this process overlapping the paint around 25% on each pass until you reach the bottom of the panel. Apply the first coat Lightly, and allow it go touch dry, and then apply your second final coat heavier. Move the spray gun slower to achieve a heavier coat.

PPE and Safety

When using any paints we always recommend you use a good quality mask, goggles and gloves, and any additional protective gear. Use a respirator especially when spraying 2K products, and be aware of local laws on spraying, and be aware of your surroundings.

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