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.

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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) 10 minutes 4 hours 5-8 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.


Unthinned: 5.35 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 5.28 lbs/gal solids


Series 73, 1075 (Intermediate coat may be required for some applications, please contact Tnemec.) 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.
Note: When topcoating with Series 1078, the following maximum recoat times apply: Over 27, 66, 135 or 161, 14 days; over 1075 and itself, 30 days; over 90-97 or 73, 90 days.

Volume Solids

54.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †

Recommended DFT

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

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 3.40 lbs/gallon (407 grams/litre)
Thinned 15% (No. 63 Thinner): 3.80 lbs/gallon (454 grams/litre) †


Steel: Series 1, 20, 27, 66, L69, N69, 84, 90-97, 91-H_2_0, 104, 135, L140, N140, 161, 394, 530
Galvanized Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 27, 66, L69, N69, 161
Note: Series 394 requires an intermediate coat prior to topcoating with Series 1078. Also, Series 104 or 135 exterior exposed more than two months, or Series L69, N69, 84, L140, or N140 exterior exposed more than three months must first be scarified or reprimed with themselves. Brush blasting with fine abrasive is the preferred method of scarification.


Semi-gloss. Other gloss levels may be available, contact Tnemec.


Series 1079-0762 (semi-gloss), 1079-0763 (satin)
Note: Series 1078 cannot be topcoated with Series 1079 (high gloss).

Theoretical Coverage

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

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B

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