#12691 Sprayclad is a spray applied, liquid
metalizing coating. The coating’s appearance
will simulate a polished or satin nickle finish. It
can be applied to any substrate such as
metal, wood, plastic or glass, and can produce a near mirror finish. #12691 Sprayclad is very versatile and can be used on
small runs or large items and does not require
Suggested Uses: #12691 Sprayclad can be
used in every industry; particularly effective in
the automotive industry. Use on wheels, trim
reflective hardware or custom design details.
DOT SPECIFICATIONS: PAINT, 3, Flammable Liquid UN1263, PGII
- Near mirror finish
- Many vehicle types
- Use with your existing conventional spray
- Airdry or bake depending on vehicle
- Easy application
- Use on small runs or large items
- Topcoat can be toned or antiqued to match
almost any metal finish
Vehicle Type: Acrylic
Specific Gravity: .93
Weight per gallon: 7.76 lbs.
Package Life: One year
VOC lb/gal gm/ltr: 7.49# / 898 gm
Bake: 15minutes @ 325oF
Pack: upon cooling
Directions for Use: Base Coat Primer
#12691 Sprayclad will metalize well on a
variety of powder basecoats. Basecoats
which will not re-dissolve give the best
results. Urethane, acrylic, and epoxies are
Using a primer as a basecoat for #12691
Sprayclad is important for two reasons.
First, it insures the best adhesion of the metalizing to the substrate. Second, it smooths
any imperfections that may be
the substrate such as casting or polishing
When used on basecoats that will re-dissolve, the metalizing effect is disturbed and
subsequently is not as bright. The same
problem occurs when top coating #12691
Sprayclad with solvent based clears or toners, as much of the metalizing effect is
Directions for Use: Application
Metalizing with #12691 Sprayclad is accomplished in three steps: powder primer coat; liquid
metalizing coat; and clear or toned powder topcoat.
Base Coat using a good flowing, high gloss, powder coat which exhibits good intercoat
adhesion. Urethane, acrylic, or epoxy are suitable. Polyester is not recomended as intercoat
adhesion is is generally not as good. It is important that the base coat is smooth and glossy
because the metalizing coat will mimic what is underneath. If the base coat is flat or semi-gloss, the metalizing coat will be flat or semi-gloss. Sometimes a clear powder with high gloss
is needed after the basecoat to smooth out any imperfections.
Metalize after curing the base coat powder and while the part is 150°F. Shake or Stir #12691
Sprayclad to thoroughly mix the contents. Filter before applying using a fine paint strainer (50
to 100 micron). Using a siphon or gravity feed spray gun, set atomizing pressure between 25-35 psi. #12691 Sprayclad is very thin, and it will not take much pressure to atomize. Use
the lowest pressure necessary to achieve a wet coat. Apply a single wet (not misty or dry
spayed) coat. Cover the part quickly, fast enough so lap patterns are going on top of wet metalizing. The metalizing effect will be reduced if a second coat is applied after the first coat has
set or dried. The metalizing coat will appear dull when first sprayed. It will begin to metalize as
the solvent evaporates, generally in 20 to 50 seconds. Full metalizing takes place after full
Curing Allow metalizing to flash off for five minutes, then bake #12691 Sprayclad at 325°F
for 15 minutes before topcoating.
Clear Coat using the same powder resin system used for the base coat. The best results
have been achieved by applying the topcoat while the part is still hot, after the #12691
Sprayclad has been baked and fresh out of the oven. Again, intercoat adhesion is important
and polyester systems will not bond as well as epoxy or acrylic.
Supplied air respirators are recommended for long term exposure. Production equipment
must be cleaned daily to prevent build up and fouling from hardened coating. Only mix as
much material as will be used in any eight hour shift. If used over uncatalyzed base coats,
lifting may occur when applying a second coat the following day or when doing touch up.
Eyes: Safety glasses
Skin: Neoprene rubber gloves
Respiratory: NIOSH approved respirator for organic vapor
For long term exposure, use Supplied Air Respirator
In case of fire: Use foam, dry chemical, CO2, water or spray fog.
Grounding: When transferring, fill stem and container must be grounded and bonded.
CONSULT MSDS PRIOR TO HANDLING.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flames. USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapor or spray mist. Do not
take internally. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Before smoking or eating and after
using, cleanse hands thoroughly. Keep container closed when not in use.
Effects of Overexposure:
Prolonged use may cause mild irritation
Can cause irritation, may be absorbed through the skin and cause defatting.
May cause respiratory irritation, dizziness and drowsiness.
These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are
offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use of our products
are beyond our control. We recommend that the prospective user determine the suitability of our
materials and suggestions before adopting them on a commercial scale.