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Guard ETC-2K

Guard ETC-2K

Guard ETC-2K is an acid self etching paint supplied in a two pack format and containing zinc phosphate but being ‘zinc chromate free’.

Pack Sizes: 10 Litre composite (5 Litre Base + 5 Litre Activator)

Colours: Light Grey and Yellow

Gloss Level: Matt

Guard ETC-2K

Guard ETC-2K is an acid self etching paint supplied in a two pack format and containing zinc phosphate but being ‘zinc chromate free’.

Recommended Uses

As a pretreatment primer on difficult metallic substrates such as zinc or aluminium. As a ‘wash’
primer on steel fabrications subject to further manipulation and processing and coating.


  • Brush: Small areas only
  • Roller: No
  • Conventional Spray: Yes – Optimised
  • Airless Spray: No
  • Air Assisted Airless Spray: No

For further information and guidance on application, please contact us.


Drying and Curing Time

  • Touch Dry: 30 minutes
  • Hard Dry: 6 hours
  • Full Cure: 24 hours
  • Re-coatable: 2 hours

Drying times are based on temperatures of 20°C, lower temperatures will increase drying times. Please speak with our technical team before elevating temperatures or attempting to force cure any of our products unless already stated. Shop conditions such as having good airflow will optimise curing.


Suitable to be overcoated with most single pack products including Guard FEB and Guard SPU
topcoats, or onecoat products such as Guard SCF for greater corrosion protection.

Surface Preparation

Ensure surfaces are clean, dry and free from grease and other contamination before coating.
Thoroughly degrease and where applicable, abrade to remove rust and promote good adhesion of the
coating. For optimum corrosion protection, mild steel should be blast cleaned to Sa2.5. Complex
structures may be more effectively cleaned by HPWJ (high pressure water jetting).


Guard Solvent J


Once painting has been completed, clean all equipment with abovementioned cleaning solvent. Spray
equipment should be appropriately flushed through for 3-5 minutes (returning unused paint to the tin,
unless thinned which should be stored in a separate tin) before replacing any used solvent with clean
solvent to leave in the pump, gun and lines.

Safety Precautions

To avoid the risk of spillage always store and transport in an upright secure position. Materials are hazardous and can also be flammable therefore appropriate precautionary measures must be taken including the use of gloves, glasses and recommended P.P.E in accordance with the material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Please refer to the product Data Sheet and Material Safety Data Sheets for full details regarding the safe use of this product. We also offer free technical advice – click here to contact us.

Contact Us

For further advice regarding the use of this product, technical support or a quotation please contact us.

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