Enhance Your Thermoplastic Spray Installation with VM Caulking…

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VM Pool Coatings exclusive line of caulking & primers for thermoplastic installations

VM Caulking for Pools, Spas & Stairs:

Instructions For Applications on Concrete:

  1. Repair Work around skimmers, drains, water jets and light fixtures beforehand
  2. Prepare the concrete surface as per thermoplastic spray instructions: acid wash , sandblast, & OR power wash if removal of old surface is required. 
  3. Epoxy the walls & the floor as per thermoplastic spray instructions
  4. Flock coat the pool with thermoplastic spray
  5. Prepare all of the joints and gaps with VM Primer ( SHAKE WELL) larger than the areas to be caulked. 
  6. Caulk areas to be filled with VM 190. Smooth off with a trowel or a wet finger.
  7. Spray another layer of thermoplastic spray over the caulking before it skins over. This will allow the thermoplastic spray to penetrate into the caulking. Note: If the caulking skins over: simply wipe another layer of VM Primer (SHAKE WELL) onto it before you re-spray thermoplastic spray again. 
  8. Inspect all of the joints after your final application of thermoplastic spray. If you notice any voids repeat step 4. and 5. 
  9. Fill pool over caulked areas after 24 hours only.

Instructions For Applications on Steel:

  1. Repair Work around skimmers, drains, water jets and light fixtures beforehand
  2. Clean the wall panel with a degreaser
  3. Epoxy the wall & floor as per thermoplastic spray instructions
  4. Flock coat pool with thermoplastic spray
  5. Prepare all joints & gaps with VM primer (SHAKE WELL) larger than area being caulked.
  6. Caulk the areas to be filled with VM 190; smooth off with a trowel or wet finger.
  7. Spray another layer of thermoplastic spray over the caulking before it skins over. This allows the thermoplastic spray to penetrate into the caulking. Note: If the caulking skins over: simply wipe another layer of primer ( SHAKE WELL) on before you re-spray the thermoplastic spray again
  8. Inspect all of the joints after your final application of thermoplastic spray.
  9. If you notice any voids repeat step 4. and 5.
  10. Filling the pool: over caulked areas after 24hrs only.

 Instructions For Applications on Fiberglass:

  1. Repair Work around skimmers, drains, water jets and light fixtures beforehand
  2. Scuff surface to prep. (If the original surface has been painted, the painted layer will need to be removed completely)
  3. Clean the surface so it is dust-free and dry.
  4. Epoxy the pool shell as per thermoplastic spray application instructions for X-40
  5. Flock coat the pool with thermoplastic spray
  6. Prep all joints & gaps with VM primer (SHAKE WELL) larger than area being caulked.
  7. Caulk areas to be filled with VM 190 smooth off with trowel or wet finger.
  8. Spray another layer of thermoplastic spray over caulking before it skins over. This will allow the thermoplastic spray to penetrate into the caulking. If the caulking skins over wipe another layer of primer before you spray thermoplastic spray.
  9. Inspect all of the joints after your final application of thermoplastic spray. If you notice any voids repeat step 4. and 5.
  10. Fill pool over caulked area after 24hrs.

Instructions For Applications on Composite Panels:

Application for the transition between composite panel & base of concrete floor:  Follow the instructions for Concrete application above.

 VM Product Information:

VM 190 Caulking:

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Fills in plaster pops and pits during thermoplastic spray installations.

Uses: fill in plaster pops/pits & used to bridge the gap between floor drains & pool fittings.

Application: clean and wipe the area with a lint free cloth and primer, apply caulking. Once the caulking is skinned over, wipe again with primer and follow thermoplastic spray application instructions.

  • This product can be trowelled on
  • Easy to trowel smooth
  • Great way to smooth off rough areas
  • Fills shallow voids
  • Works best as a thin layer
  • Strong adhesion qualities even to non-porous surfaces
  • Skin over time = 10 minutes
  • Cure speed 2-3 mm first 24 hrs

VM 190 Sold in cases of 12. VM primer required. (SHAKE WELL)

VM 290 Caulking:

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 Fills all transition joints between fiberglass, steel, composite and cement finishes.

Uses: gap filler used for gaps in wall panel joints/transitions joins; use around pool fittings, filling gaps up to 25 mm X 5mm.

Application: clean and wipe the area with the primer and a lint free cloth, apply caulking. Once its skinned over, wipe again with the primer and follow thermoplastic application manual instructions.

  • all purpose adhesive caulking filler
  • butyl based
  • high heat resist
  • does not shrink
  • retains its elasticity
  • has fast skin formation
  • skin over time= 25 minutes
  • cure time 2-3 mm first 24 hrs
  • Resists chlorine and salt water 
  • UV stable
  • very good adhesion 
  • Must use primer for non-porous surfaces.

VM 290 sold in cases of 12. Primer is required. (SHAKE WELL)

VM Pre-Surface Treatment Primer:

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the primer acts as the bonding agent between all surfaces. Shake the primer well Before use. Designed specifically to Pre-treat surfaces for VM Caulking and enables better adhesion. 

Application:

  • Clean and rough up metal surface
  • Shake container well and apply with a lint free cloth
  • Let dry for 10 minutes to allow solvent to evaporate
  • Apply epoxy within 24 hrs 

Sold in 250 ml containers. VM caulking requires this product. (SHAKE WELL)

Contact Joe or Jerod at 618-539-5069