Majic Clear Coat High Gloss Lacquer is a durable, high gloss finish designed, primarily for application over fully-cured Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Enamels for a higher, deeper gloss to the finish system, AND to provide greater UV protection for better color stability and gloss retention. Magic Clear Coat will have slightly greater resistance to environmental issues such as bird droppings, but keep in mind that bird droppings, chemical spills, etc. can attack many types of finishes, causing anything from film discoloration, to removal. These types of exposures should be cleaned immediately with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent - then, for best results the surface should be protected against future damage by periodically applying a layer of a quality, synthetic auto polish. Just as with automotive paints, an application of a high quality synthetic polish may, at least sacrificially, protect a paint film against damages caused by bird droppings, mild chemical spills, acid rain, etc. - and many polishes have UV inhibitors built into their waxes & polishes to temporarily stave off the damaging effects of sunlight.
Regarding Reducers and Catalyst Hardeners - Majic Clear Coat HG Lacquer has similar properties to, but is a different resin structure than, Majic Tractor & Implement Enamels. A catalyst hardener reacts with specific organic compounds to form a polyurethane molecule which strengthens a paint film and accelerates the overall curing of a film. Magic Clear Coat does not contain this organic functionality so there is nothing for the catalyst hardener to react with. If you were to add the catalyst hardener to Majic Clear Coat, one of several things may happen..(1) the catalyst, in search of something to react with, will pull moisture from the air to react with (moisture cure) - so it will still "harden" - and while this would do little damage to the film, it may cause an indelible blush to form within the film that would make the finish appear "cloudy" or "milky"...other possibilities are the mixture could over-react (causing cracking and film "crazing", or under-react causing drying/curing issues...or have no affect at all. The best reaction would be no affect at all, but there'd be no advantage, no benefit, and too great a risk of the other listed problems - and therefore, NOT RECOMMENDED.
Reducing Majic Clear Coat is not recommended. This product is packaged as "spray ready" and is best applied through conventional spray, at about 30 psi and a 1.4 tip. If atmospheric conditions (cool temperatures, high humidity) cause issues with application, atomization or flow - stop spraying until conditions are within the "allowable" range. The solvent structure of Majic Clear Coat is unique, and will not blend well with more conventional solvents...do NOT reduce, nor clean-up, with Lacquer Thinner.
Remember when working with any of the products discussed here to follow application directions carefully. Apply Majic Tractor & Implement Primers and Enamels in thin coats, and allow a minimum of 24 hours between coats. Magic Clear Coat is to be applied in thin coats, and allow a minimum of 8 hours between coats. Too heavy an application, and/or recoating too soon, will result in a film that won't dry "hard" for several days....or longer.
Date published: 2019-07-17