How to spray Carc



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Military Paint - Government requires Complaint equipment when spraying solvent based Carc in restricted areas. There is new waterbased Carc on the market to eliminate hazardous shipping and Air Quality Control Restrictions.

We Recommend 1.8mm nozzle setup Pressure Feed. 2.2-2.5 Gravity Feed.

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US Military Use
Conventional Rugged
US Military Use HVLP Panther Rugged Panther HVLP 1.8 Industrial
HVLP Industrial Fine Finish SLP any pack with 1.7 in it
HVLP Industiral Production EXL / GTI Kit #2 with 1.8 in it
HVLP Industrial Low CFM 6-8 Compressor ECO
Industrial Reduced Pressure Fine Finish CPR
Industrial Reduced Pressure Production CVI industrial Transtech
Industrial Reduced Pressure Low CFM Production Perfection K1


The Differences

There are a lot of differences between WD CARC and the old solvent-based CARC.
Solvent content: The solvent content of WD CARC is less than half that of solvent-based CARC. It also contains no hazardous air pollutants.
Compatibility: Since WD CARC is fully compatible with all existing CARC primers and topcoats, you can use it to touch up a vehicle that's been painted with solvent-based CARC.
Flexibility: WD CARC is more flexible after application. That means fewer problems with chipping and cracking.
Mar resistant: WD CARC is more durable and doesn't scratch as easily as the old CARC. That means less time spot painting to fix scratches and scrapes.

Weather resistant: WD CARC is much more durable in all weather conditions. In fact, tests have shown that WD CARC can last up to twice as long as the old solvent-based CARC.
Color stability: WD CARC doesn't fade like the old CARC. So when you do have to spot paint, you won't have to worry about the colors not matching.
Cost: WD CARC does cost a little more than the old CARC, but you won't need as much. Tests have shown that up to one-third less paint is needed during spray application.

Although WD CARC is water-based, the personal protective equipment required during spray and brush application remains the same as for solvent-based CARC.

* both hazardous materials and need to be treated as such. Both require specific safety gear designed to protect the soldier against the harmful affects. Clothes that cover all your skin. Coveralls work well. Boots and rubber gloves.Face shield or splash goggles to protect your eyes from paint. Respiratory protection.


There are two types of WD CARC. Type I is better than the original CARC but contains silica-based extender pigments that are almost identical to those used in solvent-based CARC.

The extender pigments in Type II are replaced by small spherical beads. These beads are the main reason for the paint's improved performance properties and make it the recommended choice.


both are hazardous material but WD Carc has less chemicals as is safer to use.

CARC (solvent) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): 4.55lb/gal 1.55lb/gal
(water-dispersible) Volatile Organic Emissions (VOE): 4.55lb/gal 1.07lb/gal

Drying Time* varries due to other factors

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