Door Refinishing Systems [ Download ]
Specs System 401-D System 801-D System 1002-D System 1201-D System 1202-D
Using Door & Wall Armor & Endura-crylic Endura-thane® Single Component Polyurethane Metal Finish Chem-Bake® 8000 Base Coat
& Chem-Clear® WB Clear Coat
Chem-Bake® 1-Step Polyurethane Chem-Bake® 8000 Base Coat
& Chem-Clear® 2k Clear Coats
Average Service Life 3-4 years 5-6 years 6-8 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Composition 100% water borne modified acrylic 100% water borne polyurethane co-polymer Acrylic basecoat / Polyurethane co-polymer clear 2k DTM acrylic polyurethane Acrylic basecoat / 2k urethane clear
Reduction Water Water Water Reducer or acetone Base-coat: water; Clear-coat: acetone
VOC Level Less than 100 gpl / .80 lbh Gloss: Less than 150 gpl / 1.2 lb, Satin: Less than 180 gpl / 1.5 lb. Available as low as 150 gpl / 1.2 lb Available as low as 250 gpl / 2.10 lb Available as low as 100 gpl / .83 lb
Sheen level Gloss Gloss and Satin finishes available Gloss Gloss Gloss
Application Temp Range 50°F to 100°F 50°F to 95°F 50°F to 95°F 35°F to 110°F 50°F to 100°F
Dry to handle 1-2 hour 1-2 hour Basecoat: 1 hour; Clear: 1 hour Up to 4 hours Basecoat: 1 hour; Clear: up to 3 hours
Application process duration Single day Single day 1 day Single day 2 days
Self-Priming Primer required on new SMP, Self-priming on most other surfaces. Primer required on new SMP, Self-priming on most other surfaces Yes, on properly prepared surfaces Yes, on properly prepared surfaces Yes, on properly prepared surfaces
Versatility over substrates Self-priming on most de-glossed previously painted surfaces. Self-priming on most previously painted surfaces Self-priming on most painted surfaces Self-priming on abraded SMP, test unknown substrates for lifting Self-priming on most painted surfaces
Minimum dry mil thickness 2.5 mil dry. 2.5 mil dry Base-coat: 1.5 mil; Clear-coat: 2 mil 3 mil dry Base-coat: 1.5 mil; Clear-coat 1.5 mil
Color retention 4 5 5 5 6
Gloss retention 3 4 5 5 6
Clean-ability 3 4 4 6 6
Scratch resistance 3 4 4 6 5
Hardness 2 4 4 6 5
Chemical resistance 3 4 4 6 5
Corrosion resistance 3 4 3 6 4
Ease of application 6 6 4 4 3
Ease of touch-up 6 6 3 3 2
Advanced training required No No No Yes Yes
Warranty 4 years 6 years 8 years, extendable to 14 10 years, extendable to 18 10 years, extendable to 18
Material cost per 7x8 door As Low As / $10.00 As Low As / $18.00 As Low As / $25.00 As Low As / $32.00 As Low As / $27.00
6= Superior,   5= Excellent,   4= Good,   3= Fair,   2= Marginal,   1= Poor