Xccelerate

Description:
A cold weather accelerator for portland cement plaster that does not rust metal reinforcing.  Xccelerate is specifically formulated to modify Western 1-Kote, Top Gun Premium Plaster Cement and other plastering and mansonry mortars.

Packaging and Storage:
Five–Gallon pail filled with 50#'s of Xccelerate powder and a 8 oz dispensing cup. Approximately 80 cups can be dispensed from a single pail. Powder is not affected by temperature. Pail contents shall be protected from moisture.

WESTERN 1-KOTE 80lb concentrate
2%    -  2 to 2.5 cups
2.5% -  3 to 3.5 cups RECOMENDED

WESTERN 1-KOTE 80lb sanded
2%    -  ½ to 3/4 cup
2.5% -  1 to 1.5 cups RECOMENDED

TOP GUN Premium Plastering Cement
2%    -  3 cups
2.5% -  4 cups RECOMMENDED

Other portland cement products
Call for dosage.

Mixing:
Add part of the water required for the Western 1-Kote concentrate, Western 1-Kote sanded or Top Gun Premium Cement Plaster Add Xccelerate to the mixer and allow the water and powder to mix for 30 to 45 seconds.  Add additional basecoat and aggregate to the mix. Repeat the same procedure for each additional bag added to the batch. 

A 10% reduction in mixing water will result in an increase of early strength of approximately 10%.

Description of Graph:
The colored bars show the increased strengths over non-modified cement with Xccelerate in the mixes and cured for 24 hours at 40°F. Reducing water in the mix represented by the second vertical bar (purple) adds significantly to early strength.

Xccelerate Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Weather Precautions:
Accelerated winter mixes are still subject to freezing.  Applicators must take appropriate measures when applying cement plaster in cold weather.

If portland cement plaster modified with Xccelerate does not reach minimum strengths due to freezing weather conditions, cement basecoat will be compromised.

Portland cement plaster mixed with Xccelerate shall be protected from freezing during application - and after application for a minimum of 24 hours.  If evidence of low strength and freezing are apparent, cure walls liberally and protect against additional freezing.

No additional admixtures or setting materials shall be added to portland cement plaster mixed with Xccelerate.

Warranty:
Xccelerate, when used for the purpose it was intended, is covered by the Western Blended Products One-Year Warranty.

Disclaimer:
The information in this specification conforms to standard details and product recommendations as of the date this document was published: October 28, 2005

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS WESTERN 1-KOTE

Xccelerate Instructions 1-kote 

1. Add part of the water needed  for a sack of  Western 1-Kote or Sanded Western 1-Kote.

2. Add Xccelerate (up to 3 cups for concentrate or up to 1 cup for sanded) to the mixer .

3. Allow Xccelerate and water to mix for 35 to 40 seconds.

4. Add Western 1-Kote, aggregate (if required) and balance of water .

5. Allow to mix for at least 3 minutes.

 

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS TOP GUN PREMIUM PLASTER

Xccelerate Instructions conventional

1. Add part of the water needed  for a sack of  Top Gun Premium Plaster or Sanded Top Gun Premium Plaster.

2. Add Xccelerate (up to 4 cups for concentrate or up to 1 cup for sanded) to the mixer .

3. Allow Xccelerate and water to mix for 35 to 40 seconds.

4. Add Top Gun, aggregate (if required) and balance of water .

5. Allow to mix for at least 3 minutes.



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