DuPont™ ValueShade® -- Application Guide

ValueShade® is the DuPont system that improves topcoat coverage and color match - especially when applying transparent OEM glamour colors. For easy reference, every ChromaSystem™ topcoat color is coded with its correct ValueShade® number, from VS1 (white) to VS7 (dark gray). When you apply an undercoat of the correct ValueShade®, you get faster topcoat hiding in fewer coats, better color matches and significantly increased shop productivity.

These shades can be obtained using undercoats or topcoat groundcoats. Groundcoat formulas are available in the stock numbers shown here, in all MasterTint® topcoat qualities.

VS1 = L9601 / VS2 = L9602 / VS3 = L9603 / VS4 = L9604 / VS5 = L9605 / VS6 = L9606 / VS7 = L9607

Undercoats

Epoxy DTM Primer Sealer
2510S = VS 1
2540S = VS4
2570S = VS7

Low VOC Prime 'N Seal®
2710S = VS 1
2740S = VS4
2770S = VS7

Ultra Productive 2K Primer Filler
4001S = VS 1
4004S = VS4
4007S = VS7

Ultra Productive 2K Primer/Sealer
4810S = VS 1
4840S = VS4
4870S = VS7

2K Urethane Primer Filler
1141S = VS 1
1144S = VS4
1147S = VS7

ChromaPremier® Sealer
42410S = VS 1
42440S = VS4
42470S = VS7

Note: See Undercoats section of DuPont ChromaSystem™ Technical Manual for complete product information.

Topcoats

ChromaPremier® Basecoat
ChromaBase® Basecoat
ChromaPremier® Single-Stage
ChromaOne® Acrylic Urethane Single Stage
DuPont Vinyl Color

Note: See Topcoats and Basecoats sections of the DuPont ChromaSystem™ Technical Manual for complete product information and topcoating recommendations.

Undercoat Procedure

1. Identify the stock code and specific alternate for the topcoat color to be applied.
2. Find the correct ValueShade® number (shown on the ColorNet® or microfiche formula).
3. Select the undercoat to be applied.

To create VS2, VS3, VS5 or VS6, mix as shown below. Agitate thoroughly.

VS2 = Mix VS1:VS4 in a 2:1 ratio
VS3 = Mix VS1:VS4 in a 1:2 ratio
VS5 = Mix VS4:VS7 in a 2:1 ratio
VS6 = Mix VS4:VS7 in a 1:2 ratio

4. Activate and reduce the undercoat according to standard procedures.
5. Apply undercoat normally to properly prepared substrate, following recommendations for number of coats and flash times.
6. Mix and apply topcoat color according to standard procedures. Color match and full hiding will typically be obtained in 2-3 coats.

Tips for Success
For repairs where topcoat color will be blended, especially into adjacent panels, be sure to blend the undercoat as well.

Groundcoat Procedure (optional)

1. Identify the stock code and specific alternate for the topcoat color to be applied.
2. Find the correct ValueShade® number (shown on the ColorNet® or microfiche formula)
3. Properly prepare the substrate, and apply primer and/or sealer according to standard procedures.
4. Mix the groundcoat formula for the correct ValueShade® number in the quality of topcoat desired. For example, ChromaBase® ValueShade® #4 is L9604 groundcoat. Apply 1 coat using normal application techniques.
5. Follow with topcoat color selected in Step 1. Mix and apply according to standard procedures.

Color match and full hiding will typically be obtained in 2-3 coats.

Tips for Success
For repairs where topcoat color will be blended, especially into adjacent panels, be sure to blend the groundcoat as well.

DuPont™ ValueShade® Brochure


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