Primer meets federal standards for HAPS emissions.

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Designed to optimize appearance of high-gloss acrylic and alkyd topcoats, KEM®-FLASH 500 Primer creates dense, uniform base that promotes topcoat holdout. It provides resistance to salt spray, humidity, and corrosion, and forms strong bond when applied to properly prepared aluminum, steel, iron, and galvanized surfaces. Applied with airless, air-assisted, or HVLP spray methods, primer is suited for off-road vehicles, construction machinery, and farm equipment.

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New Kem®-Flash 500 Low Haps Primer is the Right Foundation for a Durable Finish

Fast Drying, Versatile Primer Delivers Corrosion Protection for Manufacturers of Heavy Equipment

(CLEVELAND - May 23, 2007) - When it comes to providing corrosion protection, OEMs and job shops can count on KEM-FLASH 500 LOW HAPS PRIMER from Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings. The ultra-low, high-solids primer meets all federal standards for HAPS emissions and provides quick film build with fewer passes.

KEM-FLASH 500 LOW HAPS PRIMER provides excellent performance and resistance to salt spray and humidity. It forms a strong bond when applied to properly prepared aluminum, steel, iron and galvanized surfaces and also provides excellent inter-coat adhesion.

Designed to optimize the appearance of high-gloss acrylic and alkyd topcoats, KEM-FLASH 500 LOW HAPS PRIMER creates a dense, uniform base that promotes excellent topcoat holdout. Ideal for application on off-road vehicles, construction machinery and farm equipment, the primer is durable and keeps equipment looking good in the field.

The primer is also easy to apply with conventional or airless spray without reduction or heat. Air assisted or HVLP spray methods can also be used with this primer. In addition, the fast-drying capability of KEM-FLASH 500 LOW HAPS PRIMER allows topcoats to be applied in as little as 30 minutes.

The Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division, celebrating 140 years of experience in products finishing technology, serves the chemical coatings market through a North American network of company-owned locations and with expanding global reach. Sherwin-Williams broad line of low-VOC coatings, full range of technical support and just-in-time distribution capabilities allows finishers to specify quality coatings that provide innovative solutions with the assurance of regulatory compliance. Visit Sherwin-Williams on the Internet at or to have a representative contact you, call 1-800-524-5979.

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Direct Reader Inquiries to: KEM-FLASH 500 ALKYD PRIMER (CCNR307), The Sherwin-Williams Company, c/o Ultimate Lead Systems, P. O. Box 739, Berea, Ohio 44017; 1-800-524-5979. Reader questions: 1-800-524-5979 Web address:

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