Corrosive inhibiting primer

OWATROL C.I.P. (Corrosive Inhibiting Primer) is an anti-corrosive primer that possesses the penetrating properties of MARINE OIL with the added benefi t that it may be overcoated with any coating without the risk of it dissolving. OWATROL C.I.P. stabilises the surface penetrating deep into the substrate, driving out excess moisture and air to form a solid stable layer. With OWATROL C.I.P., sand or shot-blasted surfaces do not require immediate priming; a light rust coating will not affect its performance or the fi nal result.


  • Penetrates deep in to rusted surfaces to drive out moisture and air.
  • Forms a solid stable layer that other paints can fi rmly adhere to.
  • Ideal for diffi cult climatic conditions - Tropical or marine environments.
  • Exceptional adhesion to clean bright steel.
  • OWATROL C.I.P. completely seals sound underlying metal against corrosion.
  • Avoids the need for sand or shot-blasting - Minimal preparation required.
  • Resistant up to 175˚C.
  • Compatible with all paints.
  • Excellent chemical resistance - Corrosive gases, Industrial...

Where to use

  • Interior and exterior use.
  • Horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  • New and rusted surfaces - Ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Steel superstructures, motor vehicles...
  • Civil engineering and marine equipment.
  • Railings, gates...
  • Nautical ballast tanks.

Preparation surface

  • Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from oil, grease and other surface contaminants.
  • Remove all mill scale; loose and fl aking rust and old paint back to a sound surface and edge.
  • Feather in any sharp edges.
  • Surfaces exposed to chemicals (acids, alkalis or salt deposits) should be washed using copious amounts of water or steam cleaned.
  • Severely contaminated surfaces should be cleaned using an appropriate solvent.


  • Stir well before and during use.
  • Do not thin.

New surfaces:

  • Prime with 1 coat of OWATROL C.I.P. and allow to dry.
  • For surfaces subject to aggressive climatic conditions apply 2 priming coats.

Clean, lightly rusted or new unpainted rusty steel:

  • Apply 2 coats of OWATROL C.I.P. allowing drying time between coats.

Old severely rusted surfaces:

  • Apply 3 coats of OWATROL C.I.P. allowing drying time between coats.
  • Apply wet on wet applications of MARINE OIL* until rust is fully saturated and allow to dry 24 hours.
  • Apply 2 coats of OWATROL C.I.P. allowing drying time between coats.

Previously coated surfaces:

  • Spot prime all exposed metal with 2 coats of OWATROL C.I.P. allowing drying time between coats
  • Apply 3rd coat over entire area and allow to dry.


  • Clean all tools and equipment with mineral sprits while still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
  • Store and maintain equipment as directed by manufacturer.
  • NOTE: Any rags, steel wool etc soaked in OWATROL C.I.P. may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Rags, steel wool etc must be saturated with water after use or placed in a sealed, water filled metal container, before disposing with household waste.


  • Coverage: 15 m2 per litre. Actual coverage will vary depending on application method, type, texture and porosity of the surface.
  • Application tools: Brush. Roller. Airless Sprayer (0.4 mm x 80˚ @ 1860-2000psi (128-138 bars)).
  • Application temperature: between 5˚C and 35˚C.
  • Dry time: 24 hours, depending on temperature and humidity.

Container size

  • 0.5 LITER
  • 2.5 LITERS
  • 20 LITERS

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