Introduction: Aircraft Protection Peelable Coatings, UV Curable Liquid Masking Protective  Film For  Aviation Industry , Aircraft Protective Masking Film

General Chemical’s Aerospace strippable coatings dries to form a contour-hugging skin-tight protective film. Aerospace customers and others recognize the value of protecting substrates during fabrication, assembly and shipment. The tough General Chemical Peelable coating clear film is the best method of preventing scratches and abrasions.  It strips cleanly away from the surface leaving no residue and will also act as a maskant against paint overspray.

The protective film can remain in place for many months and is simply stripped away by hand when required without leaving any residue. It can also be used for long term preservation and mothballing.

Protective Peelable Coatings for Aircraft and Aircraft Parts:
General Chemical Corp. coatings have engineered strippable coatings for the aircraft industry. They protect acrylic canopies and transparencies during fabrication, assembly and shipment. The clear film formed by coating is the best method of preventing scratches and abrasions and strips cleanly away from the surface leaving no residue. It will also act as a maskant against paint overspray.

Preservation System:
Our Peelable coatings are used for long term preservation for the external storage of airplane parts and equipment. Saving the use of internal storage space and also when they are loaded on deck, protected from the corrosive elements during the long sea voyage .

Similar applications apply to any components that may be exposed to the elements for long periods of time that would be affected by U.V. degradation, acid rain or corrosion. The General Chemical Preservation System Peelable maskants are non toxic, non flammable and the water borne skin tight film will not damage plastic or painted surfaces.

Chemical Milling:
General Chemical Corp.’s line of chemical milling maskants provides both water, or solvent based and UV Curable Masking Resins which are used to allow aircraft manufacturers to protect the metal in areas exposed to the harsh chemical milling solutions. They are designed for complete protection from undercutting and are easily removed after the chemical milling operation is complete. Maskant is designed primarily in the aerospace industry as this process is uniquely suited to reducing weight while maintaining strength on aluminum parts. General Chemical Corp. supply the aviation industry with its UV PeelMask resins are available in burn-off and peelable, and water soluble grades. The coatings are easily removed and leave the surface clean after CHEMICAL MILLING process and other manufacturing . The tough peelable coating resists the attack of aggressive chemicals such as acids & alkaline. It provides a protection to exposed metal areas from chemical erosion.


Paint Strippers: Aircraft Paint Removal Systems
General Chemical Corp. offers extensive line of environmentally friendly paint strippers for use in the paint removal of aircraft surfaces and parts. These thixotropic paint strippers are designed to cling to vertical surfaces thereby improving the paint removal process. Our paint removers are designed to remove aircraft exterior paint finishes and primers when inspecting and/or re-painting an aircraft.

Aerospace - Water Based Peelable Coatings

Polycarbonate/Acrylic Windows
Painted Surfaces
TDSHelicoat 1170Clear
TDSStripaway 5201White Gloss

Main Advantages

Offers cost-effective protection during storage, transport and fitting. A tough weather-resistant film, withstands hazards , scratching and paints overspray. It removes cleanly without leaving residue.

  • Results in a reduction of labor costs.
  • Once cured, it provides an extremely tough, uniform film thickness.
  • Curing time can be cut considerably with the use heat lamps (100F),
  • circulation of air and other factors.
  • Safe…non flammable
  • Suitable for all substrates including polycarbonates, plastic and painted surfaces

Benefits to You

• Results in a reduction of labor costs.
• Once cured, it provides an extremely tough, uniform film thickness.
• Curing time can be cut considerably with the use heat lamps (100F), circulation of air and other factors.
• Easily removed…peels off in sheets which eliminates messy hand scrapping
• Safe…non flammable

Special Instructions:
When spraying over freshly lacquered or re-enameled surfaces, allow 24 for lacquer to dry and allow full enamel cure before applying peelable coatings. Be sure to apply full film thickness of 100 microns (10-12 mils wet). On equipment to be stored for many months exposed to rain, sun and snow. This is a water based compound and should be protected from freezing. Recommended storage temperature is 10 Celsius – 32 Celsius (40°F-85°F).

If the Our Peelable coating film rips or tears, the flap may be lifted and resealed by applying a fresh wet coat to the underside and resealing. Alternatively, cut away flap and re-apply fresh coating, it will bond to itself.

External Weather Resistance:
Long-term exposure to sunlight will cause premature deterioration and brittleness of the film. Exposure to water after the film is dried will soften the film but it will recover once it dries. Avoid traffic over the wet or while the film is wet.

Drying Time:
It is critical that Our Peelable coating film is allowed to cure dry. Cure depends on the water evaporation. Drying time will vary according to humidity, temperature and weather condition. The evaporation of water will be speeded by air movement and warmth supplied by natural and mechanical means.

Our Peelable coatings is a temporary protective Peelable coating and adhesion is low.

Peelable coatings once completely dry are resistant to water and solvent and acts as a mask against sprayed emulsion paints, lacquers, oil or grease and water.

The dry Peelable coatings film can be easily removed either by hand stripping or other means. Peelable coatings are thermoplastic. Do not try to remove in freezing conditions. It becomes brittle in freezing condition.

Clean Up:
Peelable coating is a water-based product and you can clean spray equipment and brushes with water. Do this immediately before peelable coating starts to dry.


One liter will cover approximately 4 (160-190 square feet) square meters at a dry film thickness of 100 microns (5.5 mils.). Use following chart to calculate in mil thickness and gallon coverage.

Approximate Square Feet Coverage Per Gallon of General Chemical’s Peelable coatings:

General Chemical has a complete line of Peelable Masks to meet your challenging requirement. If we do not have something to meet your specific requirement, than we will develop it by working with you to meet that need for strippable coating.

  • UV MetalMask 721


    UV MetalMask 721 is a UV curable, translucent, low adhesion, tough film with easy manual peel off metal surfaces.


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  • Oxystrip 2030 Pro

    Professional Strength Water Based Thixotropic Gel Acidic Super concentrate Paint Stripper For Aluminum and other non ferrous metals for Cured and Uncured Paints.Always Patch test it first.


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  • Metal Protect 5201


    Water Based:  Same as  MetalProtect 5000 with white pigments for added UV protection outdoor from sun.  MetalProtect 5201 is a water and acid resistant solvent based peelable coating that protects parts from rust and damage . MetalProtect 5201 has a low viscosity for an air assisted spray and is brushable. MetalProtect 5201 is used for protecting  Nascent Ferrous and Aluminum Metals  from rust and oxidation.


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  • Metal Protect 5000

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    Water Based Clear Peelable Coating: For Shipping, Storage and transit , Strippable excellent water and corrosion resistant water based Peelable coating to protect parts from rust and damage . Low viscosity for air assisted spray and brushable for protecting Nascent Ferrous and Aluminum Metals from Rust and oxidationis.



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  • HeliCoat 1170


    Helicoat 1170 is water based transparent peel able coating formulated to protect variety of surfaces, metal, plastic and painted surfaces. It provides excellent release from surfaces; it doesn’t leave any residual. The areas where residual effect of temporary coating is a problem, Helicoat 1170 provides the solution. The film provides high elasticity and breaking resistance. It protects the WINDOWS of aircraft and when protection is no longer necessary, slowly peel the coating off.



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