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Product Description

ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is a single component, liquid applied, moisture-cured, aromatic polyurethane industrial maintenance coating. It is the economical aromatic topcoat and aggregate binding coat used in several of the TUFFLEX Urethane Decking Systems. ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is the “aggregate receiving coat" in the decorative colored-quartz decking system.

General Information

Basic Uses: ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is the abrasion-resistance and weather resistant Top Coat used in most of the ELASTA-TUFF Vehicular Traffic Bearing and Pedestrian Deck Coating Systems. Please refer to the pertinent Installation Specification Data Sheet on each of these systems.

ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is used where optimum weather resistance, abrasion resistance and color stability are required. It is used in conjunction with ELASTA-TUFF 5000 and ELASTA-TUFF 5000-HT Base Membranes and Intermediate Membranes. The cured top coat easily withstands the extreme environmental conditions encountered in exterior construction environments. When used in conjunction with elastomeric base membranes, the ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR composite system contracts with lower temperatures and readily expands when temperatures increase. ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR may also be used alone as an abrasion-resisting industrial maintenance coating.

Limitations: Containers that have been opened must be used within one or two days, since the product is a moisture-reactive material that will gel or set up when exposed to moisture in the air. Keep lid tightly sealed when material is not in use.

Shelf Life: Twelve (12) months after manufacture when continuously stored indoors in unopened metal pails at temperatures under 80°F. Stir thoroughly prior to use.

Six (6) Standard Colors: Pacific Gray, Sidewalk Gray, Rocky Gray, Monterey Sand, Ash Brown and Desert Tan. Special Order, Non-Stocking Colors are available with minimum ordering quantities. Contact our Order Desk for further information.

Technical Data

TYPE 6000-AR-SC (100 VOC)
TYPE 6000-AR-HS (250 VOC)
TYPE 6000-AR (330 VOC)
Polymer Composition Aliphatic Polyester Polyurethane Aliphatic Polyester Polyurethane Aliphatic Polyester Polyurethane -----
Solids Content (By Weight) 82% +/- 2 78% +/- 2 72% +/- 2 ASTM D-1353
VOC Content 100 grams/liter 250 grams/liter 330 grams liter
Weight Per Gallon 10 ± 0.2 lbs. 9.7 ± 0.2 lbs. 9.5 ± 0.2 lbs ASTM D-1475
Viscosity @ 77°F 25-35 poise 25-35 poise 25-35 poise Brookfield
Cure Time @77°F, 50% R.H. @ 10 mils 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours -----
Flash Point Above 116°F Above 116°F Above 116°F ASTM D-93
Tensile Strength 3300 ± 300 psi 3300 ± 300 psi 3300 ± 300 psi ASTM D-412
Ultimate Elongation 200 ± 50% 200 ± 50% 200 ± 50% ASTM D-412
Hardness, Shore A 90 ± 5 90 ± 5 90 ± 5 ASTM D-2240
Adhesion to Base Coat 30 pli 30 pli 30 pli -----
Water Vapor Permeability 0.1 perms 0.1 perms 0.1 perms ASTM E-96
Abrasion Resistance, Inch Loss Less than .002 Less than .002 Less than .002 C-502 Tabor Abrasion, 1000 Rev, 1000 Gm. Weight, CS-17 Wheel
Water Absorption Less than 1 % Less than 1 % Less than 1 % ASTM D-543
Tear Strength 350 ± 50 lb./in. 350 ± 50 lb./in. 350 ± 50 lb./in. ASTM D-1004
Chemical Resistance (Commonly encountered acids, salts, and oils) Excellent Excellent Excellent ASTM D-2299
Weathering Resistance No Chalking @ 2000 hours No Chalking @ 2000 hours No Chalking @ 2000 hours ASTM G-23
Service Temperature Range -30 to + 180°F -30 to + 180°F -30 to + 180°F -----
Thermal Shock No loss of adhesion No loss of adhesion No loss of adhesion Alternate Heat/Cold Cycle

Product Installation

Surface Preparation:  All surfaces to be coated with ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR must be thoroughly dry and free of all contaminants, including oxidation on old top coats or base coats as well as construction debris or deposits.

Application: ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is normally applied at a rate of 80-100 square feet per gallon, per coat, resulting in afilm thickness of 16 to 20 wet mils. Coverage will vary dependingon the aggregate size, texture or degree of surface porosity. The larger the aggregate used, the lower will be the coverage due to the greater surface area being covered. ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR is easily applied by squeegee, roller, or notched trowel.  Always follow by backrolling. At 50% relative humidity and 77°F, the coating will be dry to the touch within 16 hours. Traffic should not be allowed on the finished coating for 36 hours.  TUFFLEX Accelerators may be added to ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR to allow for light traffic on decks within a matter of hours. Please refer to the Technical Bulletins on Accelerators or contact TUFFLEX for details.


If an ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR coated surface is damaged, it can be repaired by light sanding or by scrubbing with industrial soap and water, followed by a thorough rinse with water. Follow this with a solvent wipe with acetone or xylene and TUFFLEX 7113 penetrating cleaner. When the surface is dry, apply additional ELASTA-TUFF 6000-AR.

Warnings & Hazards

Before using this product read the container precautionary label and the MSDS sheets carefully. Exposure to urethanes or petroleum solvents may cause allergic skin or respiratory reactions. Do not get into eyes, onto skin, or clothing. THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY.

Limited Warranty

TUFFLEX POLYMERS (TUFFLEX) warrants this product to be free of defects in workmanship and materials only at the time of shipment from our factory. If any TUFFLEX materials prove to contain manufacturing defects that substantially affect their performance, TUFFLEX will, at its option, replace the materials or refund its purchase price.

This limited warranty is the only warranty extended by TUFFLEX with respect to its materials. There are no other warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. TUFFLEX specifically disclaims liability for any incidental, consequential, or other damages, including but not limited to, loss of profits or damages to a structure or its contents, arising under any theory of law whatsoever. 

The dollar value of TUFFLEX’s liability and buyer’s remedy under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the TUFFLEX material in question.