Classic Series Synthetic Enamel

PRODUCT USAGE GUIDE

Classic Series Synthetic Enamels provide a low-cost option for fleet work, heavy equipment and other commercial refinish applications. This durable topcoat system is available in 10 different pre-mixed colors.

PREP STEPS

Prep surfaces by removing all traces of wax, grease, silicone, oil and other contaminants with a detergent wash, followed with a solvent-based cleaner. Abrade surface with 600-800 grit sandpaper to ensure proper adhesion. Re-clean with a final prep cleaner. Tack entire surface.

MIXING DIRECTIONS

Thoroughly shake, then stir Classic Series Synthetic Enamel Topcoat. To ensure color consistency when working with multiple gallons, it is always recommended to blend the contents of all gallons together prior to reduction. Mix with Classic Series Synthetic Enamel Reducer 4:1 by volume (4 parts paint, 1 part reducer). Always be sure to chose the correct speed Synthetic Enamel Reducer for the conditions at the time of application. Using the correct speed will reduce the risk of application errors including runs, orange peel, die back, wrinkling, solvent pop and more. Some additional reduction may be necessary for improved flow/leveling. For improved durability, increased gloss and faster dry times, add one pint Classic Series Synthetic Enamel Hardener for every gallon of paint. When using optional hardener, mix ratio becomes 8:2:1 (8 parts paint, 2 parts reducer, 1 part hardener).

POT LIFE

Pot life of paint once mixed with optional hardener is approximately 2-3 hours at 70°F.

 PRODUCT USAGE GUIDE

APPLICATION

Use an HVLP gun with a 1.2—1.4 mm tip and 8-10 psi at the cap. Refer to spray equipment manufacturer’s recommendations for further information. Start by applying a medium tack coat, allow sufficient time for first coat to flash, the follow with full wet coats, after the previous has flashed until full coverage is achieved. When spraying metallic colors, reverse the process, starting with a full wet coat followed by a lighter coat once the first has flashed. Recoat Classic Series Synthetic Enamel while previous coat is still tacky, otherwise, wait at least four hours. All dry times and flash times are recommended at 70°F. More time may be required depending on temperature, air movement, film thickness and other factors. A dry film thickness of 2 mils is recommended. Be sure to spray even, consistent coats with proper technique. For metallic and pearl colors, consistent application technique is critical to prevent mottling and other inconsistencies in the finish. Uneven coats resulting in wet/dry areas will create the appearance of striping or spotting.

DRY TIMES

Classic Series Synthetic Enamel will dry tack free in one to two hours (two to three hours if applied without optional hardener), depending on temperature, air movement, film thickness and other factors. Wait at least 24 hours before taping (or one full week if applied without optional hardener).

CLEAN UP

Close all containers tightly after each use. Clean gun and spray equipment with gun wash or other appropriate solvent product immediately after application to prevent damage. 

 

POLISH

Classic Series Synthetic Enamel may be polished after 24-48 hours, depending on temperature, air movement, film thickness and other factors. If applied without optional hardener, wait at least a month before polishing. To polish, sand with 1500 grit to open the film and remove any imperfections in the finish. Follow with 2000 grit to take out 1500 grit scratches, then use a high-quality finishing compound followed by a finishing glaze applied by hand or with a variable speed buffer. Take care when sanding metallic and pearl colors, only lightly abrading the film surface to avoid cutting too deep and damaging the effect particles.

RECOATING

Series Synthetic Enamel should be recoated after the previous coat has flashed, but still remains tacky. Once film is no longer tacky, wait at least four hours to recoat. If more than 24 hours have passed since the previous coat’s application, then the entire surface must be abraded and cleaned prior to recoating. If Synthetic Enamel was applied without optional hardener, then wait at least two weeks before abrading and recoating. 

 

HEALTH / SAFETY

 THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR USE BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY. USE THIS PRODUCT ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION

Wear appropriate, properly fitted fresh-air-supplied NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator (TC-19C or equivalent) as directed by the manufacturer. Protect hands with impervious nitrile gloves. Always wear eye and face protection. Individuals with lung or breathing problems should neither use nor be exposed to this product, its vapors or spray mist.

READ ALL WARNINGS ON ALL LABELS BEFORE USING. This product is designed to be mixed with other components. Mixture will have hazards of all components. Before opening the packages, read all warning labels. Follow all precautions. See Material Safety Data Sheet for additional health and safety information.

WARRANTY

This product is manufactured from first-class material. Directions for use of this system are based on tests, information and experience believed to be reliable. Neither the manufacturer nor the seller has control over the methods and/or conditions of use or actual application of this product. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of this product for its intended use. Product warranty shall be limited to the replacement of defective materials only. No other warranty is expressed or implied. The buyer and all users are deemed to have accepted the terms of this notice, which may not be varied.

 PHYSICALS PRODUCT: Automotive topcoat (National Rule Compliant)
PACKAGE: 1 U.S. Gallon/128 fl. oz. (3.785 Liters)
MAX VOC ALLOWED: Not to exceed 5.0 lbs/gallon (ready for use)
ACTUAL VOC (as supplied): Varies by color
REGULATORY VOC (as supplied): Varies by color Classic

 

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