|PRODUCT LINE||Viking Alkyd Equipment Enamels. A line of general purpose, air-dry, alkyd enamel finishes for original or repaint work.|
|PRODUCT NAME||Viking Alkyd Equipment Enamels|
|MANUFACTURER||Viking Paints, Inc.|
|DESCRIPTION||A series of medium speed air-dry enamels intended for spray applications such as refinishing trucks and other equipment. Easy to use with conventional spray equipment.|
|BASIC USES||Viking Equipment Enamels are intended for application on trucks, implements, farm equipment, semi-truck boxes and cabs, parts and assemblies, OEM equipment, and many other uses.|
|PHYSICAL DATA||Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for individual enamels.|
Surface to be painted should be free from dirt, dust, grease, rust, and scale.
For heavily rusted surfaces: Media blasting is the preferred method of preparation.
For previously painted surfaces: Test paint first for compatibility with existing finish, then prepare surface using conventional methods.
For new steel surfaces: Wipe down the surface with a paint compatible solvent such as Viking Thinner (VFS-171), allow to dry, then prime with any Viking Equipment Enamel Primer. Always test primers other than those from Viking Paints, Inc. for compatibility with Viking Equipment Enamel finish coats.
|MIXING INSTRUCTIONS||Viking Equipment Enamels can be modified by adding 1-pint of Viking Enamel Enhancer/Hardener (VPC-183) to 1 gallon of paint. This will increase chemical resistance, hardness, gloss, and initial set and dry through time. Most reducers (solvents) including a good grade lacquer thinner will be satisfactory. Recommended - Viking Enamel Thinner (VFS-171). For large objects or under hot, humid conditions, a retarder solvent may be used to maintain a uniform application under these conditions. Viking Retarder Solvent (VOS-187) should be used when temperatures exceed 85°F, or over very large objects. Avoid "overkill" with retarder solvent, needlessly slowing drying. We recommend starting with 4 oz. Viking Retarder Solvent per gallon of enamel. If this is not adequate, move to 8 oz. per gallon. This should be enough to slow it down under any conditions.|
|APPLICATION||Apply one light tack coat, wait 20 to 30 minutes. Follow with one medium wet coat, wait 20 to 30 minutes. Follow with another wet coat, if desired.|
|COVERAGE||Using conventional air atomizing spray equipment on a non-porous substrate, 1 gallon of thinned Viking Equipment Enamel will cover approximately 300-350 square feet.|
|CURE SCHEDULE||Because Viking Equipment Enamels are comprised of medium-oil alkyd resins and are cut with medium evaporating solvents, the dust-free, print-free, and dry-hard, through-cure times may require adjustments if used for production line use. Product may be force dried at 120°F for 20 minutes if more speed is needed. A typical product at 70°F should dry dust-free in 45 minutes, print-free in 4 hours, and dry-hard overnight. A clean working environment is required.|
|COLORS||White, Blue Tone White, Black, Red, Non Smudge Aluminum, Medium Gray, Caterpillar Yellow, UPS Gray, Dark Green, and Komatsu Yellow.|
Viking Paints, Inc.
100 W. 78th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-866-1212 Fax: 612-866-5821
|WARRANTY||The manufacturer warrants all materials to be free from defects and will replace any material proven to be defective when applied according to our specifications -- at no cost -- within a period of one year. No other warranties are implied or intended.|
|CAUTIONS||If areas of the objects to be painted will be masked-off for applications such as decals, Viking Enamel Enhancer/Hardener (VPC-183) should first be added to the paint. Many masking tapes adhesives contain powerful, slow solvents which could lift the paint film when the tape is removed. If at all possible, a test should be done under the working conditions present. Temperature is especially important.|
|PACKAGING||Viking Equipment Enamels are available in: 1-gallon cans, 5-gallon pails, and 55 gallon drums (all containers metal)|