We have actually had a few people report that they have also painted their Corvettes using Majic Tractor & Implement Enamels, with great results. Assuming the ‘vette has never been painted before, we would recommend the fiberglass body be scuffed-sanded with a medium-fine grit paper to create a “profile” for a good mechanical adhesion between the Majic T&I product, and the fiberglass body. We suggest using high pressure air, and/or a rag, dampened with Mineral Spirits, to remove any sanding dust prior to painting. Once the surface is clean, sanded, and dry, we would recommend 1 thin coat of Majic Sandable Gray Primer (applied at 3.0 mils wet – max) be applied to the surface and allowed to dry thoroughly (min 24 hours) before applying Majic Tractor & Implement Gloss White, in the same manner (thin application, with 24 hours between coats). Application of Primer, or Finish Enamel, too heavily, and/or re-coating too soon, may result in a film that won’t dry “hard” for several days…or longer.
Regarding reduction: Majic T&I Primer, and Gloss White Enamel, should be reduced at a ratio of 8:1 (8 parts Majic T&I product to 1 part Majic Reducer*) for best atomization, and film flow & leveling. Scuff sanding with 350 grit paper, or fine Scotch Brite pad, should be conducted between each coat of Primer & Gloss White, to remove any surface contaminants that may have settled on the surface while drying, and to create a profile for greater adhesion.
* Majic Reducer is a proprietary blend of “exempt” solvents that add 0 VOC to the host product.
Regarding Catalyst Hardener (optional): Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Enamels are hard-drying, tough & durable, oil/alkyd enamels. The optional addition of Majic Catalyst Hardener will increase the film’s hardness by approximately 30%, and accelerate the overall cure time of an alkyd coating. Mix Catalyst Hardener at a ratio of 16:1 (16 parts Majic T&I Gloss White Enamel to 1 part Majic Catalyst Hardener), and allow to sit, undisturbed for 20-30 minutes (sweat in) before application. Once converted, add Majic Reducer as recommended above, and apply in thin coats (2 coats of Majic Gloss White Enamel are recommended… it is not necessary to catalyze both coats – only the final coat. Do not catalyze the Primer). Please read, and follow, all mixing, safety and disposal directions of Majic Catalyst Hardener.
Final note: To preserve a longer lasting gloss finish, Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Gloss White Enamel may be top-coated with 1, or 2 coats of Majic Clear Coat High Gloss Lacquer – after final coat of Gloss White has been allowed to cure for 14 days. This is an optional coating that provides a greater depth of image, and protection against UV light. Majic Clear Coat is packaged “ready-to-spray” and does not require reduction…do NOT use Majic Catalyst Hardener with Majic Clear Coat.
Date published: 2018-10-22