Varicolor Opaque is a solvent base cat-
alyzed pigmented effect coating designed to
provide optimum durability and appearance in
an air dry coating. Varicolor Opaque is a
unique product that will show a beautiful dis-
play of color through a spectrum of hues. The
observed color is dependent on the direction
of lighting and the location of the viewer.
Varicolor Opaque will provide lacquer-like dry
time and good initial hardness. This coating
complies with most air quality regulations, and
will be at or under 2.8 lbs/gal VOC when
mixed. Pot life ranges from 8 to 24 hours.
These qualities make it ideal for production
work, work in dusty environments, and where
a quick dry time is needed.
Suggested Uses: Use Varicolor Opaque for: Truck and automotive coating and trim;
lighting; trophies; jewelry; fishing lures; statuary; picture frames; architectural metal and
DOT SPECIFICATIONS: PAINT, 3, Flammable Liquid UN1263, PGII
- Superior flow out and appearance.
- Air dry or low bake.
- Formaldehyde free.
- Good UV protection, non-yellowing.
- VOC Compliant.
- Ease of application.
- Excellent chemical and salt spray resistance.
- Available in a variety of colors.
Flexibility: Very Good
Salt Spray: Excellent
Vehicle Type: Acrylic/Urethane
Specific Gravity: 1.04
Weight per gallon: 8.66 lbs.
Solids % Vol./Wt.: 17.31/ 20.40%
Package Life: One year
@1 mil: 278 sq. ft.
VOC lb/gal gm/ltr: 2.8# / 336 gm
Touch: 20 minutes
Handle: 30 minutes
Pack: Overnight or upon
cooling if forced dried
Force Dry: Flash off 10 minutes,
bake 20 minutes at
Directions for Use: Preparation
Surface to be coated must be clean, dry and
free of oil or grease. Ambient temperature
must be above 50F at application.
Opaque can be applied successfully over
variety a of primers or surfacers. 2K Epoxies
are best for adhesion and for
Varicolor, however, any system that works well with Acrylic Urethane topcoats are suitable.
RECOMMENDED FILM THICKNESS:
Wet: 3-4 mils
Dry: .5-1.5 mils
Directions for Use: Application
Mixing: Mix six parts of Varicolor Opaquewithone part Urethane Part B. Thin catalyzed mix-
ture one to one with #11636 Exempt Reducer, or equivelant. #11636 Reducer is VOC exempt,
therefore the VOC of the coating will not be affected by its addition. If conventional thinner is
used, the VOC will be altered, and the coating will no longer be classified as exempt.
Spray: Use 40-50 psi. Cover piece with one double wet coat, making sure not to produce a
misty or dry spray appearance. Varicolor builds quickly, so if more depth is required allow 1-
2 minutes flash-off before applying further coats.
Top Coat: VCO dries to a semi gloss or flat finish. If a gloss finish is required, topcoat with
#12667 Gloss Uralac, or equivelant. Since VCO is a 2K Urethane, it should be topcoated the
same day it is applied. If this is not practical, allow at least 12 hours of drytime, then scuff
sand and topcoat. Scuff sanding will prevent outgassing of the VCO Urethane.
Curing: After a 15 minute flash off, coated parts may be forced dried at 140-194 degrees F for
10 to 30 minutes. Application should take place with relative humidity under 70%. Allow a
minimum of 24 hours before assembly or packaging. Exact dry time should be evaluated
based on your process.
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.
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.
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.