Series 1078

Fluoronar Metallic

Generic Type

Advanced Thermoset Solution Fluoropolymer

Common Usage

A high-solids fluoropolymer coating that provides an ultra-durable metallic or pearlescent finish. It has outstanding color and gloss retention even in the most severe exposures. Under certain conditions, it may be used to restore aged fluoropolymer coil applied coatings. Contact Tnemec Technical Services or your local Tnemec representative for details.

Special Qualifications

Standard Series 1078 colors will meet the requirements of the Metallic Pigmented coatings category for use in air districts with more restrictive VOC regulations.

Series 1078 meets the exterior weathering requirements of AAMA 2604 and 2605.

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    This product is available in 42 colors.

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Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle Minimum Recoat ‡
90°F (32°C) 30 minutes 4-6 hours 6-8 hours
70°F (21°C) 30 minutes 6-8 hours 10-12 hours
50°F (10°C) 1 hour 12-15 hours 16-24 hours

‡ Maximum recoat: 30 days. Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness. Note: For faster curing and low-temperature applications, add No. 44-710 Urethane Accelerator; see separate data sheet.

Recommended DFT

2.0 to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns) per coat.


Steel: Series 1, 27, 27WB, 66, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, 90-97, H90-97, 91-H_2_0, 94-H_2_0, 118, 135, 161, 394, 1224.
Note: Series 1 and 394 require an intermediate coat prior to topcoating with Series 1078. Note: Series 118 is typically used to overcoat, sound, existing coating systems. See product data sheet for more information.

Volume Solids

54.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †



Theoretical Coverage

866 mil sq ft/gal (21.3 m²/L at 25 microns). †


Unthinned: 4.09 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 4.06 lbs/gal solids


Series 73, 750, 1075, 1075U, 1095 (Intermediate coat may be required for some applications, please contact Tnemec.)

Note: When topcoating with Series 1078, the following maximum recoat times apply: Over 27, 66, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, 135, 161 14 days; over itself, 30 days; over 750, 1075, 1075U, 1095, 45 days; over 1, 394, 60 days; over 73, 90-97, H90-97, 91-H_2_0, 94-H_2_0, 1224, 90 days. Note: If an intermediate coat is required, it should be in the same color family but noticeably different than the topcoat color. Tnemec will specify the intermediate color.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.94 lbs/gallon (352 grams/litre)
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 3.43 lbs/gallon (411 grams/litre) †

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B


Series 1079-0762 (semi-gloss), 1079-0763 (satin)
Note: When topcoating with Series 1079-0762 (semi-gloss) or 1079-0763 (satin) over 1078, a 24 hour maximum recoat time applies. Series 1078 cannot be topcoated with Series 1079 (high gloss).

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