Varicolor Transparent is a solvent base catalyzed pigmented effect coating designed to
provide optimum durability and appearance in an air dry coating. Varicolor is a unique product that will show a beautiful display of color
through a spectrum of hues. The observed color is dependent on the direction of lighting
and the location of the viewer. Varicolor 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
Suggested Uses: Use Varicolor as a basecoat. Truck and automotive trim, interior and
exterior. Use in lighting, trophies, jewelry, fishing lures, statuary, picture frames, architectural metal and more.
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.
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.
Transparent VariColor can be applied over a
variety of colors, depending on desired
effect. Black produces the most dramatic
2K Epoxies are best for adhesion and for
bonding with Varicolor, however, any system
that works well with Acrylic Urethane top-
coats are suitable.
RECOMMENDED FILM THICKNESS:
Wet: 3-4 mils
Dry: .5-1.0 mils
Directions for Use: Application
Mixing: Mix nine parts of Varicolor with one part Urethane Part B. Transparent VariColor is
pre-thinned, so further reduction is not required. If a thinner mixture is desired, add small
amounts of Acetone, or #11636 Exempt Reducer. Acetone and #11636 are exempt, therefore
the VOC of the coating will not be effected by their 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.
Topcoat: Transparent VariColor dries to a high gloss finish, and does not require a topcoat.
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.
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.