Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Enamels are tough & durable, corrosion resistant oil/alkyd coatings that exhibit excellent adhesion and protection to the surface it is applied to. For all of the positive characteristics of an oil/alkyd coating (excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance, low-cost, ease of application & re-coating, film hardness, etc.), unfortunately, the UV resistance of an oil/alkyd coating (…ANY oil/alkyd coating), will not match that of some automotive finishes at 2X, 3X…5X the cost of an alkyd. Colors may fade, and the gloss may diminish with oil/alkyd coatings, but the protection to the surface remains… Sunlight (UV) is the most damaging element to any paint film (alkyd, acrylic, automotive, other), and protecting the surface from sunlight (tarping off and/or storing in a barn), will help to preserve the appearance of the film, but that doesn’t seem to be a very productive use of a machine that is designed to work in the fields…
We recommend a Clear Coat application to stave off the potential effects of UV damage… TSC offers Majic Clear Coat High Gloss Lacquer for use over Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Enamels. Majic Clear Coat is an acrylic-modified-alkyd that produces a greater “depth-of-image” to the film, and much greater UV resistance than the finish enamel does by itself. It is required that the final coat of applied Majic Tractor & Implement Enamel be allowed to “cure” for 14 days before applying Majic Clear Coat. Majic Clear Coat is best applied by spray, and is ready to spray from the can (no reduction, no hardener required…nor recommended).
Thank you for considering Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Coatings…with both Majic T&I Enamels, and Majic Clear Coat, be sure to read, and carefully follow the application directions, with special attention to the recommended applied thickness (2.5 mils wet for the enamel, 4.0 mils wet for the Clear Coat), and the allowable re-coat time of each. With either – if the product is applied too heavily, and/or recoated too soon, the film won’t dry “hard” for several days…or longer.
Date published: 2019-09-27