This is a product guide to help you discover if Soy Gel is right for your paint removal project. If you are ready to purchase, click the buttons above to view the Blue Bear 600GL Soy Gel product listings in our webstore (with free shipping!)
Soy Gel or 600 GL?
Soy Gel has long been a trusted, environmentally friendly, highly effective paint remover. It was recently re-labeled as "Blue Bear 600 GL" but never fear, this is the same product. You can see the familiar "Soy Gel" trademark printed on the new label.
Now one of Franmar Blue Bear’s most-asked-for products, Soy Gel 600GL continues to impress contractors with its ease of use and powerful removal properties. With three times the coverage rate of traditional petroleum removers, 600GL effectively removes multiple layers of topical sealers, acrylics, enamels, urethanes, latex, some epoxies, and other single-component coatings.
Looking for a way to remove paints, urethanes, acrylics, epoxies, and enamels without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling? Made with 100% American grown soybeans, Soy Gel Blue Bear 600GL Paint Remover does all that and more. Throw out the sand paper and put away the knee pads. Apply Soy Gel to the coating or paint to be removed. Within minutes, you will see the power of 600GL start to lift the layers while you spend time on other tasks. Not sure how many coats need to be removed? One coat, five coats, twenty coats, Soy Gel will remove them all and leave you smiling. In addition, it goes a long way with one gallon giving you up to 200 sq. ft. coverage. That's THREE times the coverage of most traditional strippers. Soy Gel Blue Bear 600GL is a safe, low-odor, non-caustic, green coating remover.TO WEBSTORE
Coverage per square foot varies depending on type and age of coating, number of layers and method of application.
Horizontal: Average coverage is 125 sq ft per gallon (max 200 sq ft per gallon)
Vertical: Average coverage is 75 sq ft per gallon
Due to variances in surfaces and conditions, always test in a small, inconspicuous area before using on complete project.
Apply a thick layer of 600GL by pouring, brushing, squeegee, or commercial airless sprayer. Applying too thin will cause 600GL to dry out before removal is complete. Use a scraper to check if the coating is softened down to the surface. If not, wait longer and recheck. When the coating is completely softened, remove with a scraper.
Use BLUE BEAR 700DG Degreaser or water and a scrub brush, mop, or power washer to clean remaining thin residue. Remove excess coating(s) and 600GL before usng a power washer for final cleaning.
Allow surface to dry before further preparations.
Usage Tips from the Pros:
• For large application areas, use a professional airless sprayer or a 4-stage HVLP sprayer.
• For tough coatings or numerous layers, use a notched ½” squeegee or ¼” gauge rake. Square footage will be greatly reduced.
• When used outdoors, cover with a 2mil or thicker plastic to help keep 600GL wet and working
Biodegradable: Meets or exceeds ASTM standards
Precautions: Concrete surfaces may darken with use of 600GL. Protect plants and vegetation with a plastic drop cloth. Always use care to prevent overspray from getting on surfaces other than the one being prepped or cleaned.
Warnings: May cause skin irritation. May cause eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation or may cause drowsiness and dizziness. May be harmful if swallowed. This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children.
Flash Point: Above 200ºF (93.3ºC)
pH Level 8.1 pH of 1/10 wt/wt solution in soft water
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) 49%, 4.249 lb/g, 509 g/l
California and OTC Compliant
Ingredients: N-Methyl Pyrrolidone, Dibasic Ester LVP, Soy Ester, Proprietary
Thickening and Surfactant Blend
Safe for Use On: Concrete, masonry, wood, and metal
Do Not Use On: PVC, drywall, liimestone, plastic, veneer, terrazzo tile, or rubber
Full Safety Data Sheet: SDS (.pdf)