Semi-Gloss Polyaspartic Finish Coat or Primer

Dual Cure 178

DualCure™ 178 is a patented high performance Polyaspartic, engineered to provide excellent exterior durability, adhesion and flexibility. This semi gloss protective coating may be applied to blasted steel as a DTM system that meets ISO 12944 (C2-C3). Dual Cure 178 may be used as a fast curing primer that can be topcoated with itself or other DualCure™ Topcoats. DualCure™ 178 is very chemical and abrasion resistant coating, as well as having good exterior durability and flexibility.

  • Good Color and Gloss Retention
  • Superior Scratch Resistance
  • Superior Adhesion
  • Flexibility
  • 1-Hr. Dry Time
  • No Heat Cure
  • Good Corrosion Resistance
  • High Abrasion Resistance
  • Heavy-Duty Machinery
  • Oil and Gas
  • Containers
  • Implements
  • Exterior Steel
  • Vehicles
  • Marine
Performance Characteristics
Accelerated Weathering:

ISO 11507/ASTM G154

ISO 2813 / ASTM D523


500 Hours

gloss retention @ 60º>80{d19567d3462d58b7cd2bfc0869a29db3f8b9dbad1091a68d0ebed2355250dc72}

Florida Black Box ExposurePass 48 months minimal loss, < 60{d19567d3462d58b7cd2bfc0869a29db3f8b9dbad1091a68d0ebed2355250dc72} color retention
Impact (Direct & Indirect):ASTM D-2794160 in. lbs.
Chemical Resistance100 MEK Double Rubs
Flexibility: ISO 1519 / ASTM D522Cylindrical Mandrel 10MM ISO

1520 Cupping 5-7mm

Abrasion Resistance: ASTM D4060Taber CS-17 / 1kg.

400 cycles: 150 mg loss

Salt Spray: ASTM b-117Direct to Metal Blasted: 800 Hrs.
Material Properties
Gloss Level40º Satin Gloss
Density11.58 lbs/gal. (1.37 kg/ltr) mixed
Solids56.7{d19567d3462d58b7cd2bfc0869a29db3f8b9dbad1091a68d0ebed2355250dc72} mixed
Dry Film Thickness2.0-4.0 mils
Colors AvailableFull Color Spectrum Available
Pot Life25 Minutes Mixed
Theoretical Coverage454 sq.ft./gal. @ 2.0 mils DFT
Practical CoverageAs a guideline for airless spraying on large dimension: 70{d19567d3462d58b7cd2bfc0869a29db3f8b9dbad1091a68d0ebed2355250dc72} of theoretical coverage. For small dimensions: 50{d19567d3462d58b7cd2bfc0869a29db3f8b9dbad1091a68d0ebed2355250dc72}