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Series 1078 | Fluoronar Metallic

Generic Type Advanced Thermoset Solution Fluoropolymer
Common Usage A high-solids fluoropolymer coating that provides an ultra-durable metallic or pearlescent finish. It has outstanding color and gloss retention even in the most severe exposures. Under certain conditions, it may be used to restore aged fluoropolymer coil applied coatings. Contact Tnemec Technical Services or your local Tnemec representative for details.
Colors Available in 42 standard colors. Refer to Tnemec Metallic Color Guide. Custom colors also available. Certain colors may require a clear topcoat for optimum performance. Note: Variations in appearance between product samples, color cards, color sheets and actual field applications should be expected due to differences in environmental conditions, color of underlying coats, gloss level, orientation of metallic pigment, equipment and applicator technique. Reference Technical bulletin No. 07-65 for more information.
Finish Semi-gloss. Other gloss levels may be available, contact Tnemec.
Primers Steel: Series 1, 20, 27, 66, L69, N69, 84, 90-97, 91-H20, 104, 135, L140, N140, 161, 394, 530
Galvanized Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 27, 66, L69, N69, 161
Note: Series 394 requires an intermediate coat prior to topcoating with Series 1078. Also, Series 104 or 135 exterior exposed more than two months, or Series L69, N69, 84, L140, or N140 exterior exposed more than three months must first be scarified or reprimed with themselves. Brush blasting with fine abrasive is the preferred method of scarification.
Intermediate Series 73, 1075 (Intermediate coat may be required for some applications, please contact Tnemec.) Note: If an intermediate coat is required, it should be in the same color family but noticeably different than the topcoat color. Tnemec will specify the intermediate color.
Note: When topcoating with Series 1078, the following maximum recoat times apply: Over 27, 66, 135 or 161, 14 days; over 1075 and itself, 30 days; over 90-97 or 73, 90 days.
Topcoats Series 1079-0762 (semi-gloss), 1079-0763 (satin)
Note: Series 1078 cannot be topcoated with Series 1079 (high gloss).
Volume Solids 54.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †
Recommended DFT 2.0 to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns) per coat.
Curing Time
Temperature To Touch To Handle Minimum Recoat ‡
90°F (32°C) 10 minutes 4 hours 5-8 hours
70°F (21°C) 30 minutes 6-8 hours 10-12 hours
50°F (10°C) 1 hour 12-15 hours 16-24 hours
‡ Maximum recoat: 30 days. Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.
Volatile Organic Compounds Unthinned: 3.40 lbs/gallon (407 grams/litre)
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 3.80 lbs/gallon (454 grams/litre) †
HAPS Unthinned: 5.35 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 5.28 lbs/gal solids
Theoretical Coverage 866 mil sq ft/gal (21.3 m²/L at 25 microns). †
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*Results are NOT suitable for direct or indirect food contact. Intended use exposure results relate to product's performance and substrate protection capabilities only.

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Chemical Occasional Contact Frequent Contact Secondary Containment Cargo Immersion Immersion Service
*Results are NOT suitable for direct or indirect food contact. Intended use exposure results relate to product's performance and substrate protection capabilities only.
  • Color cards, swatches and fan decks are offered at no charge, by request , for more accurate color selection. Expert custom color matching is also available by contacting your Tnemec Coatings Consultant .
  • Deeptone colors may be more expensive than lighter colors. Please contact your Tnemec Coatings Consultant to verify product/color availability and pricing.
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The products listed below are not exact equivalents. They are only products that you may consider as alternatives in a general sense. Substrate type, condition, temperatures, surface preparation, primer/topcoat selection and intended use are just a few factors that will affect product selection. Please contact your local Tnemec Coatings Consultant for product recommendations.

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