Float Lacquer


Float Lacquer is a time-honored silver coating for aircraft floats. Although it can be applied by brush, it is more suitable for spraying. Float Lacquer is a classic, low-tech way of coating floats. Although its service life is far less than today's polyurethanes, its ease of application and repair make it a useful product. Apply over epoxy-primed metal or over old float lacquer.


Quarts, gallons, 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums.


One year in un-opened containers.


225 square feet per gallon.


Stir thoroughly before use. Insure all the silver is in suspension.


Thin one to one with 286 Nitrate Thinner.

APPLICATION - Stripped or Bare Aluminum: Use phosphoric acid etch and conversion coating. (See acids section) Prime with epoxy primer. When dry, scuff with an ultra-fine Scotch-Brite pad clean well, then spray three coats of 1:1 thinned float lacquer.

APPLICATION - Old Float Lacquer: Clean well, scuff with an ultra-fine Scotch-Brite pad, and spray float lacquer as required for cosmetics. Can be brushed, although spraying results in a better coating