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GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE: When top coating with lacquer, use C-1 acrylic lacquer clear in place of SG-100, for base coat protection on artwork tape outs.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

DO NOT USE SG-100 AS A TOPCOAT CLEAR! SG-100 is designed to protect base coats for artwork tape outs and blends only. It contains no sunscreen ingredients or weathering properties.

DO NOT USE SG-100 AS A BUILD-UP CLEAR. Do not apply more than 4 medium coats of SG-100 as splitting may occur. If over reduced, more coats are acceptable.

NOTE: Do not apply SG-100 over catalyzed urethane enamel products, such as our UB Bases, UK Kandys, UC Clear and catalyzed striping enamel.

1. MIXING SG-100 INTERCOAT CLEAR

Stir SG-100 prior to use, as a separation of ingredients will occur. Mix 2 parts SG-100 Intercoat Clear with 1 part Kosmic Reducer. Use fast drying reducer RU-310, or as fast a dry as your conditions allow. No catalyst required. See tech sheet for more information on reducers.

NOTE: Maximum recommended over reduction is 1 part SG-100 to 1 part reducer. This ratio is always used when Kosmic Kandys or Pearls are added to SG-100.

2. APPLYING SG-100 INTERCOAT CLEAR

SG-100 FLASH TEST - SG-100 WILL DRY TO A SEMI-GLOSS AND FEEL DRY TO THE TOUCH.

NOTE: DO NOT APPLY MORE THAN 4 COATS OF SG-100. It is not designed for hi-build.

NOTE: If 12 hours of dry time has elapsed, lightly sand with 400-500 grit wet sandpaper to insure proper adhesion of topcoats.

Do artwork with a minimum of tape contact and remove quickly for topcoats. Although we have let hours elapse on many jobs without a problem, common sense tells us that topcoats will merge better if the base is somewhat less than dry.

3. TOUCH UP & BLENDS

SG-100 Intercoat Clear may also be used to blend SHIMRIN® Pearl and Metallic Base Coats. Apply 1 medium coat of SG-100 beyond the blend point. Metallics will not darken as they normally would at the blend. Then simply topcoat with any of our Kosmic Kolor® clears.

NOTE: SG-100 may also be added to SHIMRIN® Bases for undetectable blends on touch ups.

4. KANDYS

SG-100 Intercoat Clear may also be used to make low solid Kandys by mixing any of our Kandy Koncentrates with SG-100. Excellent when many Kandy tape outs are required under urethane topcoats. Perfect for small parts or graphics when speed is a factor. This method is actually faster than lacquer. See tech sheet for more information on using Kandy Koncentrates.

5. PEARLS

SG-100 may also be used to make Pearls. Double the amount of reducer in the SG-100 for Pearls.

These mixtures are designed as starting points for light colored bases. Darker bases may require much less pearl, depending on the effect required and expertise.

NOTE: Do not add too much pearl as clouding, mottling, streaking and bunching from too much pearl can occur. Pearl platelets must have room to sparkle. Overcrowding reduces their effect and increases the chance of mottling and streaking.

As with Kandys, use a 75 spray pattern overlap. Do not apply more than 4 coats. See tech sheet for more information on the use of pearl concentrates.

6. CLEAR COAT

DO NOT USE SG-100 AS A TOPCOAT CLEAR. SG-100 must be top coated with Kosmic Kolor® UC-1, UFC-1, UFC-19, UFC-35, or UC-35.

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