Series 43-36

Chrome Aluminum

Generic Type

Alkyd Aluminum

Common Usage

Metallic aluminum finish for protection against weather, heat and mild industrial fumes. Used on primed or previously-painted carbon and galvanized steel: tank exteriors, piping, equipment and structures. Not for immersion service.

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  • Chrome

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Theoretical Coverage

593 mil sq ft/gal (14.55 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.

Volume Solids

37.0 ± 2.0%

Volatile Organic Compounds

4.1 lbs/gallon (487 grams/litre)


Steel: Series 37H
Galvanized Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 27. Note: Apply an intermediate coat of Series 27 or scarify the surface of Series 27 that has been exterior exposed for 3 weeks or longer prior to topcoating with 43-36. Brush blasting with fine abrasive is the preferred method of scarification. Consult the latest version of Tnemec Technical Bulletin 10-78 or contact your Tnemec representative or Tnemec Technical Services for more information.


Series 115, 156, 158, 1026, 1028,


0.03 lbs/gal solids

Number of Components



Low sheen

Recommended DFT

1.0 to 2.0 mils (25 to 50 microns) per coat. Note: Number of coats required will vary depending on exposure conditions and other variables. Contact your Tnemec representative.

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 2 hours 16 hours 24 hours

Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.

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