Drying Time: Time interval between application and final cure.
Dry to Handle: Time interval between application and ability to handle without damage.
Dry to Recoat: Time interval between application and ability to receive next coat satisfactorily.
Dry to Touch: Time interval between application and tack-free time.
A paint which forms a film by chemical union of its component molecules during cure;
In shop terminology, any paint which is not a lacquer.
Epoxy: Type of paint, adhesive or plastic noted for high mechanical strength, good adhesion and resistance to solvents, acids, alkalis and corrosion. Epoxies do not weather well.
Fairing Compound: Filler putty used to fill surface depressions and shape forms until they are fair or smooth.
Filler Primer: Heavy paint applied to fill holes or other irregularities in a surface prior to topcoating.
Film Build: Dry film thickness characteristics per coat.
Film Thickness Gauge: Device for measuring film thickness above substrate; dry or wet film thickness gauges are available.
Flash Point: The lowest temperature at which a given flammable material will flash if a flame or spark is present.
Fluid Needle: The stop/start valve for fluid flow through the fluid tip.
Fluid Tip: Orifice in a spray gun into which a fluid needle is seated. The paint exits the spray gun at the fluid tip.
Hiding Power: The ability of a paint to mask the color or pattern of a surface.
High Solids Paint: Coatings that comply with regulations limiting the amount of volatile (organic solvents) materials in their composition. High solids coatings are generally more than 50% solids by volume. Awlgrip HS and 321 HS Undercoat are high solids coatings.
Incompatibility: Inability to mix with, or adhere to, another material.
Induction: The time period required for the mixed base and converter components to cross-link chemically. Products requiring induction periods before application will not perform as designed without this waiting period.
Intercoat Adhesion: The ability of each coat of paint to stick to the preceding coat.
Isocyanate Resins: Resins characterized by NCO grouping. Isocyanate resins are used in polyurethane converters. Awlcat #2 and Awlcat #3 contain isocyanate resin.