Aquaseal™, specially formulated to seal ACM’s water-soluble mandrel materials Aquapour™, Aquacore™, and Aquacore™ Premium, provides a smooth, nonporous finish on the surface of a mold or tool and inhibits the migration of resins into the porous tool during the lay up or RTM process.
Aquaseal™ is compatible with the core temperatures of commercial resins and pre-preg compounds up to 380°F, and washes away with tap water. Aquaseal™ may be applied with a pneumatic or airless sprayer for the initial coat and sprayed or brushed on for the additional coats. Sometime 5-10 coats may be necessary. After achieving the desired finish, Aquaseal™ can be dried in a standard oven at approximately 200°F for 1 hour. When dried, Aquaseal™ is thermally stable up to 380°F. To remove, simply wash away mandrel material and sealer with plain tap water. Aquaseal™ is environmentally friendly: no special disposal procedures are required.
Aquaseal™ is recommended when barriers such as PTFE release tape can not be used or extracted.