Awlcraft 2000 is a fast drying, acrylic urethane high gloss topcoat for an easy-to-apply, high gloss finish. This Product MUST be sprayed. Not for use by brush/roller.
NOTE: Awlcraft 2000 is a 3 component system applied by spray only. When ordering AwlCraft 2000, you will need to choose the appropriate Converter and a Reducer.
Product Components, Reducers, Additives, and Auxillary Components
Choose a Converter
G3010 - Awl Cat #2 Spray Converter
T0003 - Standard Reducer-Spray
Choose a Reducer
T0001 - Fast Evaporating Reducer-Spray
T0002 - Very Fast Evaporating Reducer-Spray
T0005 - Hot Weather Reducer-Spray
73014 - PRO-CURE Accelerator X-98
73015 - PRO-CURE Accelerator X-138
73012 - GRIPTEX Non-Skid Particles-Fine
73013 - GRIPTEX Non-Skid Particles-Coarse
G3010 - 1010 Flattening Agent
M1017 - CRATER-X
M3048 - SPATTER IT Texture Additive
T0001, T0002, T0003, or M.E.K. for Equipment Cleaning
Spray Application: 573 Sq. Feet at 1 mil (25 microns) dry film thickness; 230 SQ. Feet at recommended dry film thickness.
Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 6-9 mils (150-225 Microns), Total of 2-3 Coats.
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 Microns), Total of 2-3 Coats.
Recoatability: Spray applications consist of 2-3 coats applied over 1-4 hours. Exact time will vary with temperature, project size, and film thickness applied. Brush/Roller applications require at least 2 coats applied minimum of 16 hours apart. AwlCraft 2000 topcoats which have been allowed to dry more than 24 hours must be sanded before recoating.
Coverage calculations are calculated for mixed base and converter, reduced 25% and are based on a theoretical transfer of efficiency of 100%. Actual coverage rate obtained will vary according to equipment choice, application techniques, part size, and application environment.
Anticipated Cure Time at 77 F/ 50% R.H.: 24 hours to tape free, 3 days to light service, 14 days for full cure.
Best results are achieved when sprayed over properly prepared Awlgrip 545 Primer. May be applied directly over some existing finishes. The existing finish must be sound, tightly adhered to the substrate, and chemically compatible with the Awlcraft 2000.
Mixing and Reduction Spray:
Mix by volume 2 parts Awlcraft 2000 Topcoat Base Component with one part Awl-Cat #2 Spray Converter to a smooth homogenous mixture. Reduce 25%-33% with the spray reducers appropriate for conditions. Overall mix is 2:1:3/4-1 by volume. 25% reduction is a standard mix. Clear coats, metallic colors, and painting in high temperature conditions may require additional reduction up to 40%.
General: The primed surface must be clean and dry. Achieving maximum gloss and distinction of image requires the primer be smooth sanded with 220-320 grit paper before topcoat application. Using a contrasting mist coat of lacquer primer as a guide coat is recommended. Smooth sanding until all the guide coat is removed indicates a texture free surface. Two to three coats are recommended for spray applications.
Spray Application: Apply a light, smooth, slightly wet tack coat to the surface. Allow tack coat to flash off 30 to 45 minutes. Then apply a full, wet coat to achieve color coverage (ie hide) and film thickness requirements. If preferred, three coats may be used. Allow second coat to flash off 30 to 45 minutes until only slightly tacky before applying third coat. Coats 2 and 3 are not full wet coats in 3 coat applications. The second coat is a slightly heavy tack coat with the third coat just wet enough to obtain full hide (opacity) or color coverage. Do not apply to surfaces warmer than 105 F or colder than 55 F. Do not attempt to cure below 55 F.
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