Glossary

Additives

Give the coating system specific qualities:

Activators - accelerators, hardeners, catalysts

Anti-setting agent - prevents matting agents from setting;

Anti blistering agent - for removing air from the lacquer;

Matting agent - for semi- to dull matt coatings;

Abrasive - for improved sandability of the base coat;

UV additive - light stabiliser;

Levelling agent - silicone oil, high boiling solvents.

The concentration of the additive is in general low (< 10% active substance)

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