MIL-DTL-53030 Primer Coating, Epoxy, Water Based, Lead And Chromate Free


This specification covers the requirements for a water based, air-drying, corrosion-inhibiting, epoxy type primer for pretreated ferrous and nonferrous metals. The primer is lead and chromate free and is compatible with chemical agent resistant aliphatic polyurethane topcoats. The primer contains no more than 2.8 pounds/gallon (lbs/gal) (340 grams/liter (g/l) of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and is hazardous air pollutants-free (HAP-free), as applied.

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Product Description

A two component, air dry, water reducible epoxy primer coating for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This water based primer is compatible with chemical agent-resistant aliphatic polyurethane topcoats. TriCom’s MIL-DTL-53030D Coating is lead and chromate free. It is low VOC and HAPS’s free. This primer features water thinning and clean-up, but has comparable properties to many solvent base epoxy primers. It is available in Type II (Enhanced corrosion resistance) or Type III (Self contained portable kits of Type II material.) Get a free quote on water-based primers and coatings today.

Note: please refer to the appropriate technical performance specification, MIL-DTL-53030, and applicable technical documents under the MSDS/Documents Tab.


The coating covered by this specification is divided into the following types:

Type. The coating will be furnished in the following types as specified.

Type II – Enhanced corrosion performance, water dispersible technology. The enhanced corrosion performance includes 1,000 hours salt spray and 40 cycles on the cyclic corrosion test.
Type III – Self contained portable kits. The kits contain the type II coating epoxy primer in a touch-up system.



The primer shall consist of two components. Component A shall be an epoxy resin solution containing all of the corrosion inhibitors and pigments and shall be furnished in primary containers of l quart, l gallon, and 5 gallon capacities, as specified. Component B shall be a clear or milky resin solution and shall be furnished in primary containers of l/2 pint, l quart or l gallon capacities, as specified. The primer shall be furnished as a kit and when the components are mixed, four parts by volume of component A to one part by volume of component B, and reduced as specified by the manufacturer, a product meeting the applicable requirements of this specification shall result.

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Military Performance Specification MIL-DTL-53030
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53030D

Also Known As:

» MIL-DTL-53030
» MIL-DTL-53030A
» MIL-DTL-53030B
» MIL-DTL-53030C
» MIL-DTL-53030D
» QPL-53030
» MIL-P-53030

Kit sizes, as specified, shall be designated as 1.25 quart, 1.25 gallon and 5 gallon for type II. They shall be categorized to correspond with the rated capacity of the primary containers for component A. The primary container combinations for the kit sizes shall be as follows:

1.25 quart primer kit = one, l quart can for component A
one, l/2 pint can for component B

1.25 gallon primer kit = one, l gallon can for component A
one, l quart can for component B

5 gallon primer kit = one, 5 gallon can for component A
one, l gallon can for component B

The color of the primer shall be characteristic of titanium dioxide pigments or a light gray not darker than color chip number 27722 of FED-STD-595.