Carboline Carboguard 890 LT GF


Carboline Carboguard 890 LT GF is a two-component, glass reinforced chemically resistant epoxy coating with wide versatility in all industrial markets.

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Surface tolerant characteristics for less severe applications
  • Self-priming and primer/finish capabilities
  • Excellent abrasion resistance and hardness
  • VOC compliant to current AIM regulations
  • Non-skid service with optional fillers

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Carboline Carboguard 890 LT GF is a two-component, glass reinforced chemically resistant epoxy coating with wide versatility in all industrial markets. It is self-priming. Glass reinforcement improves internal film strength, hardness, impact, and abrasion resistance. It is often used in severe service (above or below the water line) in marine applications where these resistance qualities are desired.

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Features and Benefits

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Surface tolerant characteristics for less severe applications
  • Self-priming and primer/finish capabilities
  • Excellent abrasion resistance and hardness
  • VOC compliant to current AIM regulations
  • Non-skid service with optional fillers

Product Specification

Technical Data
Carboline Carboguard 890 LT GF

Normally self-priming

May be applied over Carboguard 890 and other epoxy primers

Topcoats: May be coated with acrylics, epoxies or polyurethanes depending upon exposure and need
Volume Solids: By Volume 81% +/- 2%
Theoretical Coverage Rate:

31.9 m²/l at 25 microns

4.0 m²/l at 200 microns

1.6 m²/l at 500 microns

Allow for loss in mixing and application

Dry Film Thickness: 203 - 508 microns per coat
VOC Values:

As Supplied: 168 g/l

Thinner 2: 13 oz/gal: 230 g/l

Thinner 213: 13 oz/gal: 221 g/l

Thinner 33: 16 oz/gal: 248 g/l

Use Thinner 76 up to 16 oz per gallon where on-photochemically reactive solvents are required.

Dry Temp. Resistance:

Continuous: 121°C

Non-Continuous: 149°C

Discolouration and loss of gloss observed above 200°F (93°C)

Flash Point:

Part A: 32° C

Part B: 23°C

N/A for Glass Flake Additive Mixed: 26°C

Shelf Life:

Part A: 36 months at 24°C

Part B: 15 months at 24°C

Glass Flake Additive – 60 months at 24°C

Drying Times

Curing Schedule
Surface Temp Dry to Handle Dry to Recoat and Topcoat w/ other finishes Dry to Touch Final Cure General
2°C 18 Hours 20 Hours 5 Hours 7 Days
4°C 15.5 Hours 16 Hours 5 Hours 5 Days
10°C 7 Hours 12 Hours 3.5 Hours 3 Days
16°C 5 Hours 8 Hours 2 Hours 2 Days
24°C 2 Hours 4 Hours 1.5 Hours 24 Hours
32°C 1.5 Hours 2 Hours 1 Hour 16 Hours

  • Higher film thickness, insufficient ventilation or cooler temperatures will require longer cure times and could result in solvent entrapment and premature failure.
  • Excessive humidity or condensation on the surface during curing can interfere with the cure, can cause discolouration, and may result in a surface haze. Any haze or blush must be removed by water washing before recoating
  • During high humidity conditions, it is recommended that the application be done while temperatures are increasing
  • Maximum recoat/topcoat times are 30 days for epoxies and 90 days for polyurethanes at 24°C
  • If the maximum recoat times have been exceeded, the surface must be abraded by sweep blasting or sanding prior to the application of additional coats
  • 890 LT applied below 10°C may temporarily soften as temperatures rise to 16°C. This is a normal condition and will not affect performance

Surface Preparation


  • Surfaces must be clean and dry
  • Employ adequate methods to remove dirt, dust, oil, and all other contaminants that could interfere with adhesion of the coating


  • Non-Immersion: NACE No. 3/SSPC-SP6
  • Profile: 50-75 microns
  • SSPC-SP2, SP3 or SP15 are suitable cleaning methods for mild (non-immersion) environments and touch up

Galvanised Steel

  • Abrasive blast as per SSPC-SP16 to achieve a minimum 50-75 microns profile

Concrete or CMU

  • NACE No. 6/SSPC-SP13 and create surface profile of ICRI CSP 3 to 4

Previously Painted Surfaces

  • Lightly abrade to remove gloss and roughen surface
  • Existing paint must attain a minimum 3A rating in accordance with ASTM D3359 “X-Cut” adhesion test

Application Methods

Product Information

Power mix A and B separately, then combine and power mix. Then slowly add the Glass Flake Additive and power mix for 3-5 minutes



Spray: Up to 13 oz/gal (10%) w/ Thinner 2

Brush: Up to 16 oz/gal (12%) w/ Thinner 33

Vertical Surfaces: Up to 13 oz/gal (10%) w/ Thinner 213, Thinner 2 or Thinner 33

Thinner 33 can be used for spray in hot/windy conditions. Use of thinners other than those supplied or recommended by Carboline may adversely affect product performance and void product warranty, whether expressed or implie

Ratio: 1:1 Ratio (A to B) plus 1 bag (3.62 lbs/2 gal mix)
Pot Life:

2 Hours at 24°C

Pot life ends when coating loses body and begins to sag. Pot life times will be less at higher temperatures

Conventional Spray: Pressure pot equipped with dual regulators, 3/8” I.D. minimum material hose, .110” I.D. fluid tip and appropriate air cap
Airless Spray:

Pump Ratio: 30:1 (min.)

GPM Output: 3.0 (min.)

Material Hose: 3/8” I.D. (min.)

Tip Size: .025”-.035”

Output PSI: 2200-2500

Brush and Roller: Multiple coats may be required to obtain desired appearance, recommended dry film thickness and adequate hiding
Brush: Use a medium bristle brush for touch up and striping of welds only
Roller: Not recommended

Application Conditions

Product Conditions
Condition Material Surface Ambient Humidity
Minimum 4°C 2°C 2°C 0%
Maximum 32°C 52°C 43°C 90%

  • This product simply requires the substrate temperature to be above the dew point
  • Condensation due to substrate temperatures below the dew point can cause flash rusting on prepared steel and interfere with proper adhesion to the substrate
  • Special application techniques may be required above or below normal application conditions

Health and Safety

Clean Up

  • Use Thinner 2 or Acetone
  • In case of spillage, absorb and dispose of in accordance with local applicable regulations


  • Read and follow all caution statements on this product data sheet and on the SDS for this product and use personal protective equipment as directed
  • Employ normal workmanlike safety precautions
  • Hypersensitive persons should wear protective clothing, gloves and use protective cream on face, hands, and all exposed areas


  • When used in enclosed areas, thorough air circulation must be used during and after application until the coating is cured.
  • The ventilation system should be capable of preventing the solvent vapor concentration from reaching the lower explosion limit for the solvents used
  • User should test and monitor exposure levels to insure all personnel are below guidelines
  • If not sure or if not able to monitor levels, use MSHA/NIOSH approved respirator
  • Refer to the product data sheet and safety data sheet in the attachments section above for further details
Product Details

Data sheet

For Use On
Steel, Galvanised, Steel, Concrete, CMU
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Spray
Standard / Ready Mixed
Single, Two or Three Pack
Two Pack
Pack Size
Mixing Ratio
1:1 Ratio (A to B) plus 1 bag (3.62 lbs/2 gal mix)
31.9 m²/l at 25 microns, 4.0 m²/l at 200 microns, 1.6 m²/l at 500 microns
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Carboline Thinner 2, Thinner 33, Thinner 213
Max. Application Temperature
Material: 32°C, Surface: 52°C, Ambient: 43°C, Humidity: 90%
Min. Application Temperature
Material: 4°C, Surface: 2°C, Ambient: 2°C, Humidity: 0%
Solids by Volume
81% +/- 2%
Heat Resistance (up-to)
Continuous: 121°C, Non-Continuous: 149°C
As Supplied: 168 g/l
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
Part A: 36 months at 24°C, Part B: 15 months at 24°C
Touch Dry
2°C: 5 Hours, 4°C: 5 Hours, 10°C: 3.5 Hours, 16°C: 1.5 Hours, 2 Hours, 24°C: 32°C: 1 Hour
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
203 - 508 microns per coat
Dry to Handle (at 10°C)
7 Hours
Pot Life
2 Hours at 24°C
Fully Cured
2°C: 7 Days, 4°C: 5 Days, 10°C: 3 Days, 16°C: 2 Days, 24°C: 24 Hours, 32°C: 16 Hours

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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