Please see the manufacturer's response below:
A: Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Primers & Enamels are hard-drying, high solids oil/alkyd coatings that generally spray very well through airless, conventional or HVLP (w/turbine) spray systems. I would caution you with airless application as Majic T&I Coatings require a very thin application (recommended 2.5 mils wet) – airless spray tends to put on a lot of paint in a very short period of time, and too heavy of an application will result in a film that won’t dry “hard” for several days…or longer. Conventional (w/air compressor), or HVLP (w/turbine) are excellent systems to spray Majic Tractor & Implement Coatings, and reduction will be required. We recommend thinning Majic T&I Primers & Enamels with Majic Reducer, #8-0750*, at a ratio of 8:1 (8 parts Majic T&I Primer or Finish, to 1 part Majic Reducer). This ratio is considered “plus-or-minus” as the actual rate of reduction may be affected by your spray equipment, the atmospheric conditions at the time of application, and – of course - your own personal preferences… Proper reduction not only helps with product atomization, but also contributes to the film’s “flow & leveling”, as well as helps control the applied thickness of the coating.
Regarding the use of a Catalyst Hardener (Majic Catalyst Hardener, #8-0950) – Majic Catalyst Hardener is an optional additive to the final coat of applied finish (not recommended for use with primers) – the use of Majic Catalyst will increase film hardness for greater abrasion resistance, and accelerates the overall “cure” of the applied product. When working with Majic Catalyst Hardener, mix at a ratio of 16:1, then allow to sit – undisturbed – for 20-30 minutes (“sweat-in”) before application. Majic Reducer may be used in conjunction with Majic Catalyst Hardener, and should be added after catalyst sweat in. Always follow the safety, mixing and disposal instructions very carefully. Do not catalyze more paint than can be applied in an 8 hour period of time, and any un-used portion of catalyzed product (after 8 hours) should be disposed of.
Please read, and follow, application directions very carefully when applying Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Products – with special attention paid to the recommended applied thickness and allowable re-coat times. Remember that product applied too heavily (greater than 2.5 mils wet) and/or re-coated too soon (24 hours – minimum), will result in a film that won’t dry hard for several days, or longer.
* Majic Reducer is a proprietary blend of “exempt” solvents that, is a perfect blend for use with Majic T&I Primers and Enamels, and adds 0 VOC to the host product.
Date published: 2019-05-07