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Old 10-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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i opened up my own personal fabrication shop, and my favorite paint to use is van sickle enamel... i noticed on the can today that it says "photochemically reactive" what does this mean,is it possible that an IR element could speed up the drying process of this particular paint? and knowledge on this would be very helpful, this paint even when its 80 degrees out takes FOREVER to dry but its tough and doesnt bake in the sun which is why i like to use it. Thanks Guys!
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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It means you are painting on a solar panel material on the vehicle. Turning the whole vehicle into one big solar panel.

Tell the truth, I don't know, not a paint expert. It could mean that the sun ray's could alter the color toning or appearance when curing and that it needs to be placed/stored out of the sunlight.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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I'd guess that it either requires the sunlight to cure, or needs to be absent of it.

Photochromic (if thats the word) is the stuff that changes colors in the light. Photovoltaic is the word used to describe the cells of solar panels that convert the energy of the photons into electricity.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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I looked this up when I first saw the post...something about needing a clear coat to protect the paint from UV rays or it turns your truck into a Honda Accord with fart cans!
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I am not a paint expert. I did find this online:

photochemically reactive
http://www.autobodystore.com/glossary.shtml
Organic solvents that react with ultra violet light to form oxidants such as ozone and smog.

and this:

http://www.sharpe1.com/sharpe/sharpe...minology+N+-+R
PHOTOCHEMICALLY REACTIVE:
• Organic solvents that react with ultra violet light to form oxidants such as ozone and smog.

So, my guess is that the paint will release solvents that cause smog or ozone during the drying process. And for sevral weeks after application. Probably can't even buy it in a number of states.

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ok, thanks guys, appreciate it!
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So, my guess is that the paint will release solvents that cause smog or ozone during the drying process. And for sevral weeks after application. Probably can't even buy it in a number of states.

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That means it's the "good stuff". IMO, if it's dangerous, causes cancer(in California) and will kill you in 20 mins. or sooner if taken internally, that is the good stuff that will get the job done.

No BULL SHIT, environmental friendly crap, it is made to DO THE JOB, it says "I don't give a FOCK about the environment, I want performance and something that actually works"

I've read some scary warnings on Fuel tank leak stopper, it's a fiberglass patch you dip in this nasty stuff, the entire back of the box was filled with small print on how this stuff is deadly.
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It means the sun will fade the paint.
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oilpatch197, i like your theory! this paint is definitely the good stuff!!
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In simple terms it means the paint reacts (changes when exposed to light). Potentially that could mean that like UV, visible light, or IR could cause it to dry faster (like the fillings my dentist use which requires a UV light to cure).

Or it could mean that it fades when exposed to light (usually UV is the big issue) and thus a UV resistant clear coat would need to be used to avoid significant fading.
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