3M™ Adhesion Promoter AC-160 is a waterborne adhesion promoter for polysulfide sealant used on metal and/or solvent resistant coatings. It contains water blended with a surface activator agent, which produce an adhesion promoter meeting current industry VOC, ODC and HAP requirements.
Unit of Measure

Typical Physical and Application Properties

Color

N/A Pink

Flammability

N/A Not Flammable

Effect on Finishes

N/A Does Not Soften Finishes

Solvency

N/A No Harmful Residues

Note for Typical Physical and Application Properties

N/A The technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.

Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation

N/A For maximum adhesion, clean surfaces with appropriate solvent (reclaimed solvents should not be used) to remove dirt, grease and processing oils just prior to application. Use approved cheesecloth, or equivalent, that is free of oil and soap. Always turn cloth frequently to prevent contamination. Always pour solvent on the cloth to avoid contaminating the solvent supply.

Clean only a small area at a time, quickly wiping it dry with another clean cloth. Turn cloth frequently, before the solvent evaporates to prevent redeposition of oil, wax or other contaminants.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions

N/A 3M™ Adhesion Promoter AC-160 may be applied to solvent cleaned surfaces with clean gauze or brush. Excess should be wiped off while still wet with clean gauze sponges. The adhesion promoter should be applied very thinly to the surface. The surface should remain a uniform pink color. Dry approximately 15-30 minutes at standard conditions. If sealant is not applied within 24 hours, the panel should be recleaned and the adhesion promoter reapplied.

Health and Safety Precaution

Health and Safety Precaution

N/A 3M™ Adhesion Promoter AC-160 is safe to use and apply when recommended precautions are followed. Before using this product, read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which provides information on health, physical and environmental hazards, handling precautions and first aid recommendations. An MSDS is available on request.

Storage

Storage

N/A The shelf life of 3M™ Adhesion Promoter AC-160 is 6 months from date of manufacture, between 40 ºF and 90 ºF in the original unopened bottles. Storage at lower temperatures increases shelf life. 3M™ AC-160 Promoter is water based and should not be exposed to freezing conditions. This product should be disposed of when it becomes cloudy.

Technical Information

Technical Information

N/A The technical information, recommendations and other statements contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that 3M™ believes are reliable, but the accuracy or completeness of such information is not guaranteed.

Product Use

Product Use

N/A Many factors beyond 3M™'s control and uniquely within user's knowledge and control can affect the use and performance of a 3M™ product in a particular application. Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of a 3M™ product, user is solely responsible for evaluating the 3M™ product and determining whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user's method of application.

Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer

Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer

N/A Many factors beyond 3M™'s control and uniquely within user's knowledge and control can affect the use and performance of a 3M™ product in a particular application. Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of a 3M™ product, user is solely responsible for evaluating the 3M™ product and determining whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user's method of application.

Limitation of Liability

Limitation of Liability

N/A Except where prohibited by law, 3M™ will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M™ product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.

Note

Note

N/A These products were manufactured under a 3M™ Quality Management System registered to the AS9100 standard.