VpCI®-380 Railcar Coating


VpCI-380 Railcar Coating is a unique, direct to metal (DTM), fluoropolymer modified water-based acrylic. Designed specifically for the railcar industry, the coating also demonstrates excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates including ferrous and non-ferrous metals and certain engineered plastics. The complex mixture of nontoxic, organic inhibitors offer protection that can compete with most primer / topcoat systems.

VpCI-380 provides a fast-drying thixotropic coating that exhibits alkyd-like gloss, flow, and leveling properties with good resistance to sag. The hardness and moisture resistance properties make it an excellent choice for air-dry / force-dry industrial finishes. It gives optimal outdoor performance without cracking or chipping upon prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Application: When VpCI-380 is applied in 3-5 mil DFT, it can be used as a topcoat and primer. VpCI-380 can also be used as a topcoat with Cortec’s VpCI-395 primer.

Note: Make sure dew point is more than 5°F (2°C) less than air temperature for application.

Power agitate to a uniform consistency using a “squirrel cage” type mixer, hand-held drill mixer, or other equivalent method.
VpCI-380 can be applied by spray , flow coat, brush, or dip.

Package: VpCI-380 is available in 5 gallon (19 liter) pails, 55 gallon (208 liter) metal drums, liquid totes, and bulk. Keep product from freezing. Product shelf life is 1 year.

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