VOC Free Tough Enough

What it is:

We are proud to announce VOC Free Tough Enough! An environmentally compliant protective polymer coating for paint resoration that is a TOTALLY ( NOT just low VOC) but a completely VOC Free protective coating that meets the stringent environmental requirements of California's South Coast Air Quality Management District. It is also compliant with all other rigorous California city, county and state environmental air management regulations. This VOC free Tough Enough protective coating still has the same unique high molecular weight resin added to provide enhanced color and gloss retention, extreme flexibility and enhanced adhesion over hard to adhere to nonporous substrates.

Tough Enough is specially formulated to be a totally compliant coating in even the most stringent and rigorous regulating authorities, namely those within California. But, it still  has a unique high molecular weight resin added to Vivilon's other acrylic and nylon polymeric formulation to provide enhanced color and gloss retention, extreme flexibility and enhanced adhesion over hard to adhere to nonporous substrates. It's flourosurfactants make penetration easy to deep within the substrate for optimum adhesion. Color and gloss retention  are optimized with BOTH organic Ultraviolet Absorbers (UVA's) and Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) and inorganic stabilizers of nanoparticles of zinc and titanium oxides.

Tough Enough provides excellent graffiti protection as well.

This resin also brings excellent diesel, kerosene and gasoline resistance properties to the coating. In all other respects, such as restoring faded paint, oxidized fiberglass gelcoat, weathered metals like aluminum, stainless steel, copper, bronze or Hardi-Board siding, Tough Enough performs like regular VIVILON™.



Where is it used:

To restore and protect painted metal, clear-clad, anodized or galvanized aluminum, stainless steel, fiberglass, brass or copper;

Or, on ANY surface where graffiti resistance is desired;

Or, anywhere absolute maximum adhesion over hard to adhere to surfaces is needed;

Or, on any surface subjected to high flexural stress where optimum flexibility of the coating film is required.

As is the case with every Vivilon Coating product, VOC Free Tough Enough is available in the standard high gloss finish, in a semi-gloss, satin or completely matte finish in any quantity without any extra cost. The way you want it is the way we will make it for you!


Solids Content: 16%
Weight Per Gallon: 7.7 Pounds
Coverage Rate: 850 Square Feet Per Gallon (SFPG)
Time to Touch Dry: 4-7 Minutes At 70 Degrees F; 50% Relative Humidity
Time To Full Cure: 5 Days
Dry Time Between Coats: 1 Hour (At 70 Degrees F; 50% Relative Humidity)
Recommended Wet Film Thickness (WFT) Per Coat: 1.7 Mils Or 43 Microns
Approximate Dry Film Thickness (DFT) Per Coat: .30 Mil or 8 Microns
Theoretical Coverage @ .30 mil (DFT) Per Coat: 900 Square Feet
Typical 60 Degree Gloss: 90
Viscosity Using #2 Zahn Cup: 26 Seconds
Application Methods:
Conventional or HVLP compressed air, HVLP turbine sprayer, airless, electrostatic or air assisted airless sprayers.
Recommended Spray Gun Setups:
  • Siphon Feed: 2.0 mm to 2.4 mm (.0787 to .0866)
  • Gravity Feed: 1.4 mm to 1.6 mm (.0551 to .0630)
  • Pressure Feed: .8 mm to 1.0 mm (.0315 to .0394)
Sanding & Buffing:
While NOT necessary, Tough Enough™ can be easily sanded or buffed after 2 hours If desired.  Buff with 1000, 1200, 1500 or 2000 cleaner/glaze and a rotary or DA buffer.
Equipment Cleanup:
Toluene, Xylene or Lacquer Thinner
For Faster Dry Time:
Add from 1 to 2 ounces of Xylene per quart of Tough Enough. Recommended whenever spraying below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
To Slow Dry Time:
Add 1 ounce of VIVILON Retarder per quart of Tough Enough. Recommended when spraying above 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
To Prevent Blushing on Humid Days:
Add 1 ounce of Retarder per quart of Tough Enough.
Maintenance Cleaning:

Wash surface after full cure with a neutral cleaner and a soft brush. DO NOT USE hot water, steam, highly acidic or caustic materials. They are not needed or advised.


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