Majic Tractor & Implement Enamels and Primers are heavy duty industrial oil/alkyd products, and are packaged VOC compliant - nationwide. Majic Reducer, #8-0750, is a proprietary blend of “exempt” solvents, and mixes perfectly with the solvent structure of Tractor & Implement products – because the solvents in Majic Reducer are “exempt” – they add 0 VOC to the host product, keeping the product legal, and environmentally responsible. For spray application, an 8:1 ratio is recommended (8 parts Majic T&I Product to 1 part Majic Reducer). This is a “plus-or-minus” ratio as the spray equipment used, the atmospheric conditions at time of application, and the end-users personal preferences, will determine the actual ratio. The proper ratio will result in a fine, continual atomization of product, and allows for best “flow & leveling” of the applied film. As already mentioned, the reduction ratio may change – daily – based on the atmospheric conditions at time of application. Adding more solvent than the recommended 8:1 ratio will not hurt the product – but may result in a diminished gloss. Adding less solvent than recommended, may result in a slight “orange-peel” texture. Never reduce with Lacquer Thinner – Lacquer thinner will turn the product to a gel (making it near impossible to spray, and clean-up), PLUS, lacquer thinner will attack and dissolve the resin, so that if it were able to be applied, much of the film’s protective properties would be severely compromised.
Regarding Majic Catalyst Hardener, #8-950: Majic Catalyst Hardener is not the same as reducer, but may be used, in conjunction, with Majic Reducer. Majic Catalyst Hardener strengthens the paint film (increasing abrasion resistance) and accelerates the film’s overall cure time (allows the product film to reach maximum hardness faster). The mix ratio for Majic Catalyst Hardener is 16:1 (16 parts Majic T&I Enamel to 1 part Majic Catalyst Hardener). This is NOT a plus-or-minus ratio. Do not exceed the 16:1 ratio as it will not create a greater hardness, and may result in an indelible “blush” to the finish. Majic Catalyst Hardener is designed for use with Majic Tractor & Implement Enamels, and is not recommended for use with Primers nor Clear Coat. When mixing Majic Catalyst Hardener, always follow safety, mix an disposal instructions carefully. Do not catalyze more product than can be applied within 8 hours and discard any unused product after 8 hours.
Date published: 2018-06-03