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Reducers, Additives, and Auxiliary Components for AwlCraft 2000 Topcoat Base
High Gloss Clear F3029, Awl-Cat #2 Spray Converter G3010, Standard Reducer Spray T0003, Fast Evaporating Reducer Spray T0001, Very Fast Evaporating Reducer Spray T0002, Hot Weather Reducer Spray T0005, Pro-Cure Accelerator X98 73014, Pro-Cure Accelerator X-138 73015, Crater-X M1017, Griptex Non-Skid Particles Fine 73012, Griptex Non-Skid Particles Coarse 73013, Flattening Agent G3013, Equipment Cleaning T0001, T0002, T0003 Reducers or M.E.K.
Use conventional air atomized spray or HVLP spray.
Surface Preparation Best results are achieved when sprayed over properly prepared Awlgrip 545 Primer. May be applied directly over some existing finishes. The existing finish must be sound, tightly adhered to the substrate, and chemically compatible with the Awlcraft 2000.
Mixing and Reduction Spray: mix by volume 2 parts Awlcraft 2000 Topcaot Base Component with one part Awl-Cat #2 Spray Converter to a smooth homogenous mixture. Reduce 25%-33% with the spray reducers appropriate for conditions. Overall mix is 2:1:3/4-1 by volume. 25% reduction is a standard mix. Clear coats, metallic colors, and painting in high temperature conditions may require additional reduction up to 40%.
Application Instructions General: The primed surface must be clean and dry. Achieving maximum gloss and distinction of image requires the primer be smooth sanded with 220-320 grit paper before topcoat application. Using a contrasting mist coat of lacquer primer as a guide coat is recommended. Smooth sanding until all the guide coat is removed indicates a texture free surface. Two to three coats are recommended for spray applications.
Spray Application: Apply a light, smooth, slightly wet tack coat to the surface. Allow tack coat to flash off 30 to 45 minutes. Then apply a full, wet coat to achieve color coverage (ie hide) and film thickness requirements. If preferred, three coats may be used. Allow second coat to flash off 30 to 45 minutes until only slightly tacky before applying third coat. Coats 2 and 3 are not full wet coats in 3 coat applications. The second coat is a slightly heavy tack coat with the third coat just wet enough to obtain full hide (opacity) or color coverage. Do not apply to surfaces warmer than 105 F or colder than 55 F. Do not attempt to cure below 55 F.