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Series 1079 | Metallic Clearcoat

Generic Type Aliphatic Acrylic Polyurethane
Common Usage A unique clear coat used to both enhance the finish and extend the long-term weathering qualities of metallic pigmented coatings. Resists most graffiti markings. Series 44-500 (patent 5,548,010 and other patents pending), an optional indicator dye, is available to aid in uniform application. Where VOC regulations apply, this product can only be sold or used as part of a faux finishing coating system.
Colors Clear. Note: 44-500 will temporarily change the appearance to a violet tint during application. After a period of up to 72 hours of sunlight exposure, appearance will be clear.
Finish High gloss
Base Coats Series 1077. Note: Series 1079 Metallic Clearcoat should be applied within 24 hours of a previous Series 1079 application and within 21 days of a 1077 application.
Volume Solids 64.0 ± 2.0% (mixed)
Recommended DFT 1.0 to 2.0 mils (25 to 50 microns) per coat.
Curing Time
TemperatureTo TouchTo HandleMinimum To RecoatMaximum To
Recoat †
75°F (24°C)1-2 hours6 hours6 hours24 hours
To resist moisture condensation: 4 hours.
Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.
† If exceeded, scarify before applying an additional coat.
Volatile Organic Compounds Unthinned: 2.01 lbs/gallon (241 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 49 Thinner): 2.01 lbs/gallon (241 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 2 Thinner): 2.29 lbs/gallon (274 grams/litre)
Thinned 10% (No. 2 Thinner): 2.54 lbs/gallon (304 grams/litre)
HAPS Unthinned: 0.17 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (No. 49 Thinner): 0.17 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (No. 2 Thinner): 0.73 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 10% (No. 2 Thinner): 1.30 lbs/gal solids
Theoretical Coverage 1027 mil sq ft2/gal (25.2 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.
Number of Components Three: Part A, Part B and Part C
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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.
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