Hawk Labs has been a leading supplier for professional bath resurfacing projects since 1979. Over this time, coatings systems have evolved providing resurfacing professionals with highly engineered, high-performance, and application-specific coating choices. The latest innovations in resurfacing products offer added functionality, like anti-microbial additives to protect the surface from bacteria, and a wide variety of colors and designs enable today's resurfacing professional to transform a bathtub to “like-new” condition without the mess, hassle, and costs of a renovation project. Better still, with resurfacing, the bathtub is ready for use in as little as 24 hours.
Clean and etch or sand the surface
All porcelain, fiberglass or previously resurfaced tubs should be thoroughly cleaned with MicroClean Step I Cleaner. Depending on the type of tub, the surface would then be etched or sanded. For previously resurfaced tubs, the old coating may have to be physically or chemically removed prior to etching. Once stripped and etched if necessary, apply Step II Cleaner or Surface Wash to the surface of the tub, depending on tub type.
Once the surface has been cleaned and etched, repair imperfections as necessary using Profil™ Compound.
Wipe-On Primer and Bonding Agent
Apply QuickPrep™ 2000 Wipe-On Primer and Bonding Agent to provide the optimum adhesion to porcelain, fiberglass or previously refinished tubs.
UltraGrip™ 4000, UltraGrip Lo 4300, or UltraGrip WB 7000 Primer System
UltraGrip 4000 is a high-build, extremely durable system that will decrease the amount of time spent repairing the area prior to resurfacing by filling texture from wood grain or minor scratches and imperfections. Use the low odor, low VOC UltraGrip Lo 4300 system, if concerned about odor or working in an area with strict VOC regulations. For the lowest odor option and the versatility of a spray or roll application, choose the UltraGrip WB 7000 primer system.
GlasTech® 9000 and GlasTech Lo 9000 Topcoat Systems
This topcoat system is the leader in the industry for a high-gloss, high-durability finish. Available in 48, 24, and 4-hour cure times, the GlasTech and GlasTech Lo systems can be applied to all types of tub surfaces.
IsoFree Plus™ and IsoFree Plus Lo Topcoat Systems
For an extremely durable acrylic finish, the IsoFree Plus systems are an isocyanate-free, functionally cured acrylic topcoat system that delivers fast dry times, plus chemical and stain resistance on par with traditional isocyanate-based systems. The IsoFree systems are the preferred coating systems for technicians who have sensitivity to or concerns about exposure to isocyanates. Available in both high-gloss and semi-gloss finishes.
*All topcoat systems are available with Sterlion™ antimicrobial with SilTrac™ technology that will inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface and protect the surface from product damaging bacteria.