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Introduction: Shipping & Storage

Temporary protective Peelable masks are used to protect metal parts from corrosion or damage during handling, shipping, and storage. Parts are brushed or sprayed on with ShipCoat. When dried , the resilient, air-tight, strippable coating protects the parts until they are needed.
Parts need to combat the hazards during shipping, storage or while in transit that they face.

Description: Temporary Protective Peelable Coating and Maskant For Protecting Parts During Shipping, Storage And In Transit

Multi-metal protection: A full range of metal protecting peelable coatings are available to protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including peelable coatings that protect combinations of metals for Short-term and long-term protection.

We have solution whether you need temporary protection during in-plant processing, medium-term protection for shipment and storage, or extended protection for lay-up, mothballing, and field service. For a variety of environmental conditions. Now you can effectively protect your metals and products against humidity and aggressive atmospheres as well as against corrosive industrial, marine, and tropical atmospheres.

Protected parts are immediately ready for use when the peelable coating is removed. l. No degreasing, scraping, cleaning, or further preparation is necessary before processing, installation, or use. Your protected components, parts, and finished assemblies are always ready for immediate use.

Does not alter most material properties. does not alter important surface properties. Our technology protects any size products, components during process, or stored parts in a small box, to large containerized shipments.

  • Multifunctional products. More effective protection.
  • Efficient delivery systems that make it economical to treat hard-to-protect items.
  • Easy application. Improved health, safety, and pollution control.
  • Elimination of extra processing steps in most cases.


Preservation System

Our Peelable coatings are used for long term preservation for the external storage of vehicles 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.
The General Chemical’s temporary protective coatings are water borne non-toxic and non-hazardous products which is applied by lamb’s wool roller. It peels away cleanly leaving no residue and will not damage plastics or painted surfaces.
General Chemical strippable coating is also used to protect heavy traffic areas and sensitive surfaces against staining and abrasion during construction, storage and transport. Simply roll on and peel off on completion. The tough film is weather-resistant, UV and solvent resistant.

Main Advantages

  • Results in a reduction of labor costs.
  • Once cured, it provides an extremely tough, uniform film.
  • Curing time can be cut considerably with the use of heat lamps (100°F), circulation of air and other factors.
  • Easily removed. Peels off in sheets which eliminates messy hand scrapping.
  • Safe, non-flammable.
  • Suitable for all substrates including polycarbonates, plastic and painted surfaces.


Standard air assisted, or airless spray equipment, Brush or Roller (Use lambs wool roller).
Using standard good atomizing spray equipment (eg. DeVilbiss MBC gun, FF nozzle and No 765 air cap) with pressure feed, a 100 micron (0.004″) film can be applied to a vertical surface in one coat. Atomization pressure of 5ATM (75lbs/sq in) and sufficient pot pressure (0.3 ATM – 5lbs/sq in) to obtain proper fluid delivery is recommended. Airless spray can also be used such as Graco No 205-904 with a 163-168 insert and a 28:1 ratio pump. Use water only for cleaning spray equipment. Drying can be accelerated by circulation of warm air or infra red lamps.

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 (0.004″). On equipment to be stored for many months exposed to rain, sun and snow, it is recommended that a 200 micron (0.008″) film of Strippable coating be applied in two coats, drying one hour between coats. This is a water based compound and should be protected from freezing. Recommended storage temperature is 10oC-32oC.
Try to avoid ‘feather edges’ or areas where it is applied thinly. In order to achieve a defined edge it may help to apply masking tape, roller up to and over the tape and remove tape while Our Peelable coatings Peelable coating is still wet.

Repair: 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. If components are to be stored externally for several weeks we recommend the application of acrylic topcoat which will protect for 12 months and more.

Drying Time:
It is critical that Our Peelable coating film is allowed to cure dry. 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.

It is possible to get a 3 mil tack free dry coating film in less than one hour drying in air at ambient temperature. For maximum tensile strength , 12 hour drying time is better. Blowing air past the surface of the wet film, drying time can be shortened. Heated air up to temperature of 115f can also help in drying time. Mask cures upon water evaporation.

Dry time is dependent upon temperature, humidity, air movement and thickness of the coating. Curing may be accelerated by forced dry air up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Force dry coatings can cure in less than 10 minutes. Most coatings without assist will dry in a few hours. It is imperative that Liquid Mask be thoroughly cured and dry, before an attempt is made to peel the coating from the substrate. Cured coating is transparent throughout. Cured Mask is water resistant. Surfaces coated with Mask can be water mopped.

Application by roller might require a few coats. Thick coating peels in one large continuous sheet. Thin coatings will break in areas of coating weakness. Mask is water based for safe use and easy water clean up. Dry coatings are water resistant. When applying Mask use the same protection as used while applying paint.

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

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

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

Transients & Storage Protection

TDSMetal Protect 5201WhiteAll Metals
TDSMetal Protect 5000ClearAll Metals
TDSPaintshield 5720ClearBaked Finishes


One liter will cover approximately 4 square meters at a dry film thickness of 100 microns. You can also 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.