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Vintage Hot Rod Colors are a 2 component acrylic urethane coating. For 5.0 areas mix 4 parts flat color with 1 part 5801 Activator or 5802 Slow Activator. For 2.8 areas use 5811 Activator or 5812 Slow Activator.

Vintage Hot Rod Colors are an excellent coating for restoration, striping, coating frames, engine compartments,
or any place a primer like coating is needed. This coating formulated to withstand the same atmospheric conditions as any single-stage urethane system.

Even Flat Finish
Excellent leveling
Excellent adhesion
Excellent chemical resistance
Long-term durability
Guaranteed performance
Rigid plastics
Self-etch and epoxy primers
Polyester and urethane primers
OEM finishes
Make sure product is at room temperature 72˚F (22.2˚C) before mixing
Conventional Gravity 1.3mm -1.4mm 40-45 psi @ gun
Siphon 1.3mm -1.4mm 40-45 psi @ gun
HVLP gravity 1.3mm -1.4mm 8-10 psi @ gun
*Fluid Adjustment for 1.3 mm nozzle—turn out 3 full turns
*Fluid Adjustment for 1.4 mm nozzle---turn out 2 ½ turns

Surface should be cleaned of all grease, oil, dirt, rust, etc before applying Vintage Hot Rod Color. If necessary clean surface with an engine cleaner to remove heavy deposits of grease and oil. Wash area with soap and warm water. Thoroughly clean area with –CP-90 or CP-905 Waterborne Cleaner. CP-905 Waterborne Cleaner must be used where VOC restrictions apply.

Cold Rolled Steel, Galvanized Steel & Galvaneal:
Sand area with 180-220 grit sandpaper. Clean again with CP-90 or CP-905.
Aluminum: Do not use coarse grit sandpaper.
Scuff surface with a red scuff pad or equivalent. Clean again with CP-90 or CP-905.
Apply Pre-treatment primer and allow to cure. Apply primer surfacer and allow to cure. CP-6000 can be applied direct to metal eliminating the pre-treatment step. Sand primer surfacer with 180-220 grit sandpaper. If applying a sealer over the primer surfacer, finish sand with 320-400 grit sandpaper. If applying CP Hot Rod Color directly over the primer surfacer, finish sand with 400-500 grit sandpaper. CP Hot Rod Color can also be applied directly over a pre-treatment primer (Self-Etch primer and Epoxy Primer). ===================================================================================================================
MIXING: ===================================================================================================================
Shake well before mixing. Mix 4 parts Vintage Hot Rod Color to 1 part
Activator according to temperature and area.
5.0 V.O.C. Compliant 2.8 V.O.C. Compliant
CP-5801 Hot Rod Activator CP-5811 Hot Rod Activator
CP-5802 Hot Rod Slow Activator CP-5812 Hot Rod Slow Activator
CP-3820 6 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821for flat
5 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821 for eggshell
4 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821 for semi-gloss
Special Hot Weather Note:
For spray temperatures over 100˚F (37.8˚C) add 1 oz. of Urethane Retarder per sprayable quart of Vintage Hot Rod Color to improve flow, leveling and through cure. ===================================================================================================================
APPLICATION: ===================================================================================================================
1. Apply 1 full wet coat followed by 1 medium coat. Allow 5-10 minutes flash time
between coats.

Dry Times:
Dust Free: 10-15 minutes depending on temperature and activator selection
Tack Free: 10-15 minutes
Delivery: Air Dry 6-8 hours
Time to stripe:
Air Dry 6-8 hours (special care should be taken for first 24 hours)
Time to decal:
Air Dry 24 hours
Time to recoat
Air Dry 3-4 hours @ 70˚F
If recoating after 24 hours, scuff sand with 1200-1500 grit sandpaper before recoating. ===================================================================================================================
TIPS FOR SUCCESS: ===================================================================================================================
For higher gloss apply 2 full wet coats instead of 1 full wet coat followed
by 1 medium coat.
TECHNICAL DATA ===================================================================================================================
Color Various
Activator/Hardener 5.0 V.O.C. / 2.8 V.O.C.
CP-5801 / CP-5811
CP-5802 Slow / CP-5812
6 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821for flat
5 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821 for eggshell
4 parts 3820 to 1 part 3821 for semi-gloss
Reducer CP-80, 81, 82, or 83 will increase VOC; CPZ80, Z81 or Z82 will not
Mix Ratio 4 : 1
Pot Life 1 hr. @ 72oF (22.2oC) 50% RH
Number of Coats 1 Fill Wet Coat followed by 1 medium wet coat
Flash Time— Air Dry 5 – 10 minutes
Dust Free 10 – 15 minutes
Dry to Sand 70˚F (21˚C) 50% RH N/A
Delivery--Air Dry 10 minutes @ 120oF (49oC)
Gun Set-Up Gravity Feed (HVLP) 1.3mm – Turn out 3 full turns
1.4mm – Turn out 2 1/2 full turns
Air Pressure @ Gun, HVLP 8 – 10 psi
Air Pressure @ Applicator Gun 40 -45 psi
Dry Film Thickness / coat (DFT) N/A
Regulatory Limits
Regulatory V.O.C.
Actual V.O.C.
Sprayable V.O.C
Refer to product MSDS
%Solids Sprayable by Weight Refer to product MSDS
Coverage Sq. Ft. / gal @ 1 mil* Refer to product MSDS
CP Hot Rod Colors
Gallons / Quarts
Quarts / ½ pints
Number per case 2 – Gallons / 6 - Quarts
6 32 oz. activators / 6 – ½ pint activators
Shelf Life 12 months