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.

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High gloss

Volume Solids

64.0 ± 2.0% (mixed)

Number of Components

Three: Part A, Part B and Part C

Recommended DFT

1.0 to 2.0 mils (25 to 50 microns) per coat.

Theoretical Coverage

1027 mil sq ft2/gal (25.2 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.

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)


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

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle Minimum To Recoat Maximum To ecoat †
75°F (24°C) 1-2 hours 6 hours 6 hours 24 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.

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.

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