Touch up paint
What is touch-up paint
Upon request, and dependent on job size, applicators may supply a limited amount of touch-up paint with a completed project.
Touch-up paint is supplied in small aerosol cans or bottles with a built in brush for easy application. It is intended to cover
small blemishes or to touchup exposed cut ends on fabricated parts.
The touch-up paint provided by Linetec is the same paint used on your project with a cure additive made available by the paint manufacturers. Each paint type has its own additive that changes the paint from an oven-cured product to a non-oven cured one. Touch-up paint does not have the same adhesion or durability as the factory applied coatings, and will exhibit chalking and fading characteristics at a noticeably faster rate than that of your building painted with a baked-on Kynar® PVDF resin-based fluoropolymer finish. Therefore, it is recommended that touch-up paint be used as sparingly as possible, no more than a few square inches, as any touch-up will become faded in contrast with the original building color after only a few years.
What is Kynar 500® PVDF Resin-Based Air-Dry Systems (ADS)
These high-performance ADS (Air-dry System) coatings are designed for repairing, restoring, and/or repainting the metal on buildings that have
a factory applied Kynar 500 PVDF resin-based coating. Kynar ADS can also be used for painting materials that will not tolerate the elevated bake
temperatures required by spray Kynar coatings. Kynar ADS coatings can only be applied by a licensed fluoropolymer applicator,
such as Linetec and its field service and restoration team.
Air-Dry PVDF coatings are based on a fluoropolymer-acrylic resin system, intended for use as a two-coat system. Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based ADS coatings provide very good fade, chalk, UV degradation, and chemical resistance characteristics.
When applying touch-up use extreme caution as excessive use may void the original finisher’s warranty. Because of the serious
liabilities involved with field touch-up, Linetec prefers not to manufacture or sell touch-up products but will sell larger
quantities (quarts) only under a no liability clause with an authorized signature.
Any job requiring Linetec field repair using ADS because of an unlikely Linetec finish issue is warranted in parallel with the Linetec factory warranty. Field repair projects utilizing the Kynar® ADS system are warranted on an individual basis; the standard warranty for field finishing is 5 years from date of completion. Other warranty options are used depending upon the base metal condition, site location, type of damage, etc.
Linetec's Field Repair Service
Almost any field situation can be repaired by Linetec's field-service. Freight damage, graffiti removal, anodize refinishing,
ding and dent repair, metallic field finishing, interior or exterior repair, etc... would all qualify as potential field repair
For more than 40 years Kynar® 500 PVDF resin-based finishes have held the position as the world’s premiere exterior metal finish. Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based Air-Dry Systems offer the same superior weathering properties as Kynar® PVDF, and can be field applied on almost any building material, restoring surfaces to last and look like new.
The tough properties of this ADS coating resist marring and abrasion, withstand airborne pollution without staining or discoloring, and retain their excellent appearance over time. The coatings require little maintenance and can be easily cleaned with mild detergents.
For any repair other than a small scratch or blemish, we strongly suggest our Linetec Field Repair Department inspect the situation and determine the best suitable paint or repair procedure. Surface preparation, application, and finish should all be properly executed for a long lasting finish. A minor mistake in any segment of repair will cause major problems over time.