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Franmar 600GL Coatings Remover (also known as Soy-Gel or Soy Gel) is a specially formulated product designed to remove paints, acrylics, epoxies and enamels without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling. 600GL is made with 100% American-grown soybeans and is safe for indoor use due to its non-evaporative properties. There's virtually no odor.
It softens almost any finish in 30-60 minutes, even if there are multiple coats - even if it's a catalytic-conversion varnish. 600GL Coatings Remover strips furniture, cabinetry, flooring, molding, doors, windows, stairs, balusters and handrails. Do not use on plastic, PVC or sheet rock (drywall). Also, do not apply to paint if it has been applied over a topical or penetrating sealer as it will soften the top layers of the sealer and make it sticky for a while until it dries out.
Alert: In the spirit of transparency, the manufacturer states on its label: "Warning, this product contains a chemical (N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, NMP) known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm" According to the manufacturer of SoyGel, there has been a study in California which applied NMP at 100% strength on pregnant rodents for a month, with frequent re-applications to make sure it was still on their skin. The test resulted in smaller size babies. No tests have been conducted on the 40-45% strength used in SoyGel, as requested by the manufacturer. Of course there are no tests on humans. Although the warning for NMP is required only by the State of California, the manufacturer has chosen to include the warning on product sold in all 50 states
State Nexus Fee may apply A state nexus fee will be applied to this item if drop shipped to the following states: Illinois. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Click here to read more about the state nexus fee.
1-Quart = 50 SF - for horizontal surfaces 1-Quart = 44 SF - for vertical surfaces 1-Gallon = 200 SF - for horizontal surfaces 1-Gallon = 175 SF - for vertical surfaces 2.5-Gallon = 500 SF - for horizontal surfaces 2.5-Gallon = 438 SF - for vertical surfaces 5-Gallon = 1,000 SF - for horizontal surfaces 5-Gallon = 875 SF - for vertical surfaces 55-Gallon = 11,000 SF - for horizontal surfaces 55-Gallon = 9,625 SF - for vertical surfaces
Apply a thick, even layer of SOYGel, generally between 1/16 and 1/8 inch-the coating-be removed by using pouring, brushing, or airless sprayer (piston pumped with tip of 519 or similar). If applying with brush, do not apply as you would paint. Don't brush or scrape the surface until the stripper has had time-work. Check the progress of the stripping action by using a scraper-see if the coating is softened down-the surface. If not, wait longer and recheck. SOY-Gel will remain wet and working for several hours. Longer is better. Let the stripper do the work. If SOY-Gel is left-sit outdoors, cover with a light plastic drop cloth-prolong the stripper's wet time. Once the coating is softened, remove it with a scraper, industrial wet vacuum, or other stripping tool. Reapply stripper, if necessary. Repeat steps above. After use, clean remaining thin residue with Franmar's EMERGE or water, using a scrub brush and/or mop or power washer. Ensure-scrape or vacuum excess removed coating and SOY-Gel before using a power washer for final cleaning. Always use care-prevent over spray from getting on surfaces other than the one being prepped. Allow surface-dry before further preparations. Pour, brush, spray, then scrape off with metal scraper, industrial wet vacuum or other stripping tool. After use, use brush, mop or powerwasher-clean.
Surface or Product Preperation
Surface should be clean, dry, free of oil, wax and solvents. Do not use on plastic, PVC, rubber or drywall
Recommended # of Coats
1-3 as needed
20 minutes to several hours to work
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
AFM Safecoat Super Clean, HydroxiPro, cleaner, degreaser
Store in cool dry place out of sunlight
Recycling or Disposal
Dispose of excess product in accordance with all local state and federal regulations, Do not throw out container unless completely empty. Pour contents onto dry cardboard and let thoroughly dry outdoors. May also be absorbed with cat litter sand or other dry materials