Application Type Coat 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Liquid Substrate Metal Industry Pneumatic tools, Aircraft Manufacturer Dow Chemistry Solvent-Based Cure Method Solvent Cure Time (min) 10 to 30, 10 to 20 Color Opaque, Yellow High Temperature Resistance (°C) 65 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -40 Density (g/cm³) 6.8 (lbs/gal)
Technical Data for Dow Metal Protective Coating
- Coating - Coat
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Industrial - Dies, Fixtures, Guides, Jigs, Machine tools, Machined surfaces, Molds, Raw ground stock, Raw stock, Spare parts, Stampings, Tools, Ways
- Pneumatic - Pneumatic tools
- Other - Opaque
Cure Time (min) 10 to 30, 10 to 20 Test Method Softening Point (°C) 65
Non-Corrosive Corrosion High Temperature Resistance (°C) 65 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -40
Flash Point (°F) 82.4 Test Method Density (g/cm³) 6.8 (lbs/gal) Test Method
Shelf Life Details When properly stored under normal warehouse conditions, Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating has a shelf life of 60 months from date of manufacture. To obtain uniform mixture, slight stirring after storage is recommended before use. Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture Shelf Life (mon) 60
Best Practices for Dow Metal Protective Coating
Surfaces to be protected with Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating must be clean and dry.
Although the coating will not permit moisture to penetrate, it does not displace moisture already on the metal surface.
Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating is ready to use as supplied. However, for uniform solids distribution and coating thickness, the bulk material should be gently mixed before and during use. Dipping will provide a uniform coating
however, spraying is often the preferred method of application. For best results, three light applications are better than one heavier application. For smaller jobs and touch-up work, Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating may be applied from an aerosol container. Brushing may also be used. For best protection, scratching of the coating after application should be avoided.
In most cases, Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating does not have to be removed from coated parts before they are machined, assembled or started up. However, if removal is desired, degreasing with common solvents such as mineral spirits or Dow Corning OS Fluids will normally remove the coating as will steam cleaning or alkali cleaners.
Note: Caustic cleaners should not be used to remove Dow Corning Metal Protective Coating from aluminum surfaces.
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Cure Time Test Methods
|Cure Time||Test Method|
|10 to 30 min||Bulk, thin film, one dip|
|10 to 20 min||Aerosol spray, thin film, one pass|
Density Test Methods
|6.8 (lbs/gal)||Properties for bulk form. Aerosol contains bulk plus nonchlorofluorohydrocarbon propellant.|
Flash Point Test Methods
|Flash Point||Test Method|
|28.0°C||Properties for bulk form. Aerosol contains bulk plus nonchlorofluorohydrocarbon propellant.|