Top Gun Premium Plaster

Description:
TOP GUN Premium Plaster is an ASTM rated basecoat for conventional stucco (two-coat / three-coat).  TOP GUN Premium Plaster is designed to be a pump grade product that does not require additional additives - and develop higher 3, 7 and 28-day strengths than plastic cement.

Both concentrate and sanded TOP GUN may be supplied as a fibered basecoat. Fibers are Type E - chopped 1/2” meeting ASTM D578. Half-inch E fibers reduce early shrinkage cracks in cement plaster. The E fibers selected for TOP GUN provide uniform dispersion in the mix and superior strand integrity so maximum effectiveness of the fiber is not reduced by strand damage from mixing or application.

Packaging:
TOP GUN Premium Plaster is packaged in 94 lb / 46.63 kg bags.

Benefits:
Excellent flow for pumping.
Faster mixing cycles than 50/50 mixes of common and plastic.
Higher strengths than plastic cement.
Price competitive with plastic cement.

Mixing:
Plaster sand for TOP GUN Premium Plaster shall comply with ASTM C144 or C897.  Cement to sand ratio shall not exceed UBC Table 25-F.  For pumping, a 1-part cement to 3-parts sand ratio is recommended.

TOP GUN Premium Plaster shall be mixed in a mechanical type mixer.  Add half the potable water and half the sand required for the batch.  While sand and water are mixing, add all the bags of TOP GUN Premium Plaster required for the batch. Add the full amount of sand required and the minimum amount of water to bring the mix to the proper consistency.  Too much water in the mix will increase shrinkage cracking. Allow batch to mix for 3 to 5 minutes after all materials are added.

Approximate water usage: 
1 / 3 cement to sand – 2 ¾ to 3 ¼ gallons
1 / 4 cement to sand – 3 ¾ to 4 ¼ gallons

Application:
TOP GUN Premium Plaster may be applied by hand or machine.  Application methods, acceptable substrates and total applied thickness shall meet the requirements set forth in ASTM C926. TOP GUN Premium Plaster may be used in a standard scratch and brown application; or by the Alternate Method of Application per UBC 2508.6.  Alternate Method of Application provides a better bond between coats, less shrinkage, improves curing and speeds completion times.  Alternate Method of Application is not suggested for open-frame construction.  Always verify Alternative Method is approved by local authorities before proceeding with this method of application.

Curing:
The product requires a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours moist curing.  Environmental conditions such as heat, wind and low humidity will require additional curing.

Finishing:
A variety of finishes such as Western Exterior Stucco, Premium Acrylic Finish – elastomeric formula, (PAF e) standard acrylic paints or elastomeric coatings may be applied over TOP GUN Premium Plaster. The recommendations of the finish coat manufacturer shall be followed regarding base coat preparation, acceptable pH levels, bonding, application and curing of their finish.

Limitations:
Do not add accelerator, air entrainment or other admixtures to TOP GUN Premium Plaster without written permission from an authorized manufacturer of Western Blended Products.
Do not apply when surface or ambient temperatures are at or below 40°F / 4.4°C or above 100°F / 34°C. Do not apply to surfaces that are contaminated with bond breakers, oils or other matter that may affect the performance of the product. Do not apply TOP GUN Premium Plaster if conditions are expected to be above or below the specified temperature range within 24 hours of application. Do not add additional ingredients to TOP GUN Premium Plaster without specific written approval from an authorized manufacturer of Western Blended Products.

Applicable Standards, Specifications and Codes:
ASTM C 1328-03a
ASTM C 926-98a

Storage:
TOP GUN Premium Plaster shall be kept indoors or if stored outdoors, shall be adequately covered to keep dry and be stored off the ground.

Warranty:
Manufacturers of Western Blended Products (WBP) warrant its products to be of merchantable quality and suitable for the general purpose for which they were intended, when applied in accordance with WBP instructions.  Manufacturers of WBP do not warrant its products to be suitable for any purpose or use other than for which they were intended.  Liability under this warranty is limited to supplying new material without charge, or at manufacturers of WBP option, to a refund of the purchase price.  In the event of a claim under this warranty, written notice must be given to the originating plant of the WBP goods at the address shown hereon.  This limited warranty is issued and accepted in lieu of all other expressed warranties, and expressly excludes liability for consequential damages.  Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.



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