FAQ

SRP provides you with the answers to the most commonly asked questions. Please click on a category.


General Adhesive Questions

Q. What does High Modulus Mean?
A. Adhesives that are very thick out of the tube are said to have a high viscosity. Honey has a high viscosity, water has a low viscosity. If the product is high viscosity this means no dam kit or supporting devices are needed to hold the glass in place which prevent the heavy windshield from sinking down against the pinchweld.

Q. Which European OEMs use SRP Totalseal products?
A. Manufacturers such as Fiat, Renault and BMW all use Totalseal products on production lines.

Q. How do I get urethane off the fender?
A. You can use SRP Quick ‘N Cleans or SRP All Purpose Cleaner to remove urethane from dashboards, fenders, upholstery, hands, tools, and clothing. Just make sure to clean it up immediately.

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SRP180HV FAQ

Q. What is the drive away time for the SRP180HV/FP?
A. At 70ºF and 50% relative humidity, it is 1 hour. Consult drive away chart for other temperatures and humidity levels.

Q. Can I heat the SRP180HV/FP?
A. No. There is no need to heat the SRP180HV with a urethane-heating oven. Just make sure the urethane is room temperature (around 70F/21C), especially if the shop is cold or extremely warm.

Q. Where are the expiration date codes located?
A. The expiration date codes are found on the top of the cartridge, on re-usable stickers and also on the box that the SRP180HV/FP came in. Never use expired products.

Q. What preps/primers do I need with the SRP180HV/FP?
A. There is no need to heat the SRP180HV with a urethane-heating oven. Just make sure the urethane is room temperature (around 70°F/21°C), especially if the shop is cold.

Q. Where are the expiration date codes located?
A. Use the SRP5025 Paint Primer on the pinchweld. Use SRP7000 Glass Activator or SRP 7050 Glass Primer on completely clean windshields.

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SRP360HV

Q. What does High Modulus Mean?
A. On today’s luxury sports car, the windshield plays an important role in keeping the car stabilized and rigid, especially on corners. The stress that is placed on the adhesive to hold the glass in place is high. Therefore, an adhesive that can flex with the vehicle and still retain the glass in its original position is required.

Q. What does Non-Conductive Mean?
A. Non-conductive urethane will minimize current (electricity) to flow between the electronics in the windshield and the metal body frame of the car. If this is allowed to happen, radio and cell phone signals will be disrupted, and electronics will fail and damage may occur to these devices. Also if current is allowed to flow from the glass to an aluminum body frame, the current will eventually eat away at the aluminum causing major damage to the structure of the car.

Q. What is Galvanic Corrosion?
A. When electricity (current) is allowed to flow between electronics in the glass and aluminum body frames, it can (with the presence of moisture) pit and corrode certain metals. Aluminum is one of these metals.

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SRP Origin

Q. What is the drive away time for the SRP Origin?
A. At 72ºF and 50% relative humidity, it is 3 hour. Consult drive away chart for other temperatures and humidity levels.

Q. Can I heat the SRP Origin ?
A. No. There is no need to heat the SRP Velocity with a urethane-heating oven. Just make sure the urethane is room temperature (around 70°F/21°C), especially if the shop is cold.

Q. Where are the expiration date codes located?
A. The expiration date codes are found on the top of the cartridge, re-usable stickers and also on the box that the SRP Origin came in. Never use expired products.

Q. What primers do I need with the SRP Origin?
A. Use the SRP5025 Paint Primer on the pinchweld. Use SRP7000 Glass Activator or SRP 7050 Glass Primer on completely clean windshields.

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SRP Velocity

Q. What is the drive away time for the SRP Velocity?
A. At 70ºF and 50% relative humidity, it is 1 hour. Consult drive away chart for other temperatures and humidity levels. Q. Can I heat the SRP Velocity?
A. No. There is no need to heat the SRP Velocity with a urethane-heating oven. Just make sure the urethane is room temperature (around 70°F/21°C), especially if the shop is cold. Q. Where are the expiration date codes located?
A. The expiration date codes are found on the top of the cartridge and also on the box that the SRP Velocity came in. Never use expired products. Q. What primers do I need with the SRP Velocity?
A. Use the SRP5025 Paint Primer, SRP7000 Glass Prep or SRP7050 Glass Primer.

Q. What sizes are the bottles of primer?
A. SRP7000, SRP5025, SRP5055 Primers come in 1oz (30ml) bottles. SRP7050 comes in 3oz (100ml) bottles only.

Q. How long is the primer good for after it is opened?
A. Once the primer has been exposed to air, the primer is good for 7 days. It is always a good idea to write the date on the bottle that it was first opened.

Q. What is the SRP7000 and how does it compare to the SRP7050?
A.The SRP7000 and SRP7050 are one-step products that activate glass. The advantage of SRP7000 and SRP7050 is that they allow you to prep and prime the glass with one product. The difference is that SRP7050 is a one step black out primer that protects the urethane bead from UV degradation can be used on glass without a frit. SRP7000 is clear and needs to be wiped off immediately after applying it to the glass. The down side is you need to make sure the glass is perfectly clean before applying the SRP7000 and SRP7050.

Q. What is the SRP7000 and how does it compare to the SRP5028 and SRP7016.
A.The SRP7000 One Step for Glass is a product designed to safely replace the SRP7016 and SRP5028. The advantage is it allows you to prep and prime the glass with one product. The only down side is you need to make sure the glass is perfectly clean before applying the SRP7000. If, after cleaning, grime, impurities, or release agents are still present it is a good idea to use the SRP5025 and SRP7016 instead.

Q. Why do I need a Paint Primer?
A. When you use the SRP5025, it can do several things. First, you can spot prime to cover over paint or exposed metal. Second, it can be used to reactivate urethane that has been exposed for a length of time. Third, you can use it to activate PAAS (Pre-Applied Adhesive System). SRP7050 can be used to prime painted metal surfaces.

Q. When do I use SRP5055 versus SRP5025? What are the differences between the two products?
A.Use SRP5055 Bare Metal Primer on bare metal surfaces over 1” by 1”. SRP5055 cannot be used to reactivate cut back urethane, PAAS or encapsulated parts like the SRP5025 can.

Q. I see in the instructions that I have to let the SRP5025, SRP5055, SRP7050 and SRP7000 “Flash Off” before laying down a bead of urethane, what does that mean?
A. “Flash Off” simply means the urethane must be totally dry before urethane is placed on top off it. After you prime with SRP5025, SRP5055, and SRP7050, SRP7000you need to wait at least 8 minutes for the primer to dry. If the temperature is colder then 60F, you may need to wait as long as 25 minutes. Failure to do this will cause an improper installation and put the vehicle occupants in danger.

Q. Can I use another company’s Primers with the SRP Urethanes?
A. No. You must use SRP Preps and Primers with SRP urethanes. Using another manufacturer’s priming system with SRP Urethanes can cause an unsafe installation.

Q. Where can I find the expiration date?
A. The expiration date codes are found on the bottom of the bottle and also on the box that the SRP Primers came in. Never use expired products.

Q. What is D-Limonene?
A. D-Limonene is a citrus based cleaner that is environmentally safe and biodegradable. It works particularly well removing grease, and is really the only thing that removes urethane off of hands, tools, and other items.

Q. What is pumice?
A. Pumice, as referred to in the High Performance Hand Cleaner, are tiny particles that help scrub off dirt, grease, and urethane from your hands.

Q. How many towels are there per bucket of the SRP Quick 'N Clean?
A. 90 heavy duty towels per bucket.

Q. What is new and improved about the Quick 'N Clean towels?
A. The towels now come with a weave of purple fiber that allows for better scrubbing.