Surface Preparation in One Simple Step
It’s no secret that coatings last longer and perform better on a clean surface.
Most cleaning methods, however, cause problems of their own. Dry blasting shatters the abrasive, rust and coating on the surface and leaves behind soluble salts. Wet abrasive blasting with untreated water causes flash rust. Some salt removers only remove a few salts, while replacing them with other salts and leaving behind an acidic, conductive residue. With HoldTight®, however, there are NO contaminants, NO flash rust, and NO residue or film.
HoldTight® 102 completely removes all salts, resulting in no conductivity. It also removes abrasives and debris from the surface’s profile providing a better surface area to bond with coating. Since HoldTight® leaves a clean, rust-free surface for up to 72 hours, large areas of structures can be blasted and cleaned completely before coating application, instead of having to be coated immediately after blasting every day.
HoldTight® 102 can be worked into any blasting process to achieve a totally clean surface, with zero flash-rust and zero residue left behind. HoldTight® is a clear, simple additive with visible results, eliminating both natural and artificial contaminants. At sea or on land, HoldTight® 102 is safe to use and compatible with a wide variety of surfaces, including steel, concrete, fiberglass, aluminum, composites, and more!
Clean surfaces simply don’t rust, and no other product cleans like HoldTight® 102
Extend the life of any coating with HoldTight® 102—the ultimate surface prep solution. Reduce the costs of maintenance, repainting, and surface preparation by using the industry’s most trusted salt remover and flash rust preventer.
HoldTight® is a water treatment for wet abrasive blasting, vapor abrasive blasting and ultra-high pressure blasting that decreases the water’s surface tension, allowing it to get into the profile of the surface and remove ALL contamination, including salts, abrasives, light oils, and greases. HoldTight® leaves behind zero unwanted residue, and evaporates with the water, providing a surface that is thoroughly clean and flash rust free for 72 hours or more to ensure a tightly adhered coating.
Blasting water treated with HoldTight® onto a surface prior to coating removes all naturally-occurring contaminants (salts and conductives). HoldTight® also removes byproducts of the blasting process (shattered abrasives, dried paint) lodged within the profile of the surface, allowing for the optimal adhesion of the coating.
HoldTight® is safe and effective on a wide variety of surfaces, delivering superior surface preparation, with proven results on land, at sea, on storage tanks, on bridges, on drilling rigs, offshore production platforms and for specialty applications like restoring vintage cars. The cleanest surfaces are achieved when the product is used in both the blast and wash-down cycles at a 50 – 100 (water to HoldTight® 102) ratio. HoldTight® is the only product that extends the life and value of your assets for just pennies per square foot.