- No flash time between coats
- Out of dust in 10 minutes
- Fast cycle times for single and multi-panel repairs
- No heat required
- Polish in 25 to 30 minutes, if desired
- Excellent gloss and appearance
Superfast Air Dry Capability
Designed for use over Deltron® DBC and Envirobase® High Performance basecoats, DC2000 is the ideal choice for the high production collision center aiming to achieve new heights in productivity without sacrificing performance. Requiring no flash time between coats, the superfast air dry capability of this "wet-on-wet" clearcoat facilitates exceptional repair cycle times, while bypassing the baking booth to save on energy costs.
Available in the USA only.
frequently asked questions
Question: I currently use DC3000/DC4000 in my shop; can I use the catalyst for those clears in DC2000?
Answer: No. The hardener for DC2000 is DCH2015. It was created specifically for DC2000 and no other hardener or catalyst should be used in its place. Also DCH2015 should not be used in DC3000/DC4000.
Question: Can I bake DC2000?
Answer: Yes, but it's not necessary. Properly applied DC2000 is ready to be sanded and polished in as little as 25 minutes depending on temperature and air flow. Other clears cannot be polished until after cool down following a bake. Depending on the booth; there may be a pre-set purge, temperature ramp-up, 20-30 minutes at bake temperature and then a cool down. This can easily take an hour or more. A car finished in DC2000 can be removed from the booth, polished and reassembly started in that amount of time. Now having said that, for certain situations when a job "has to go" you can utilize a "short – low bake" of 5-10 minutes at 120°F. This type of low bake will allow the car to go straight to reassembly right out of the booth.
Question: I know DC2000 is 2-coat, wet-on-wet applied clear but will anything happen if I insert a flash time between coats?
Answer: No – but application and proper melt in of the second coat will be sacrificed. This product is extremely fast and should have a second coat applied as soon as possible to achieve the best gloss and appearance.
Question: Can DC2000 be accelerated?
Question: Why are there 2 accelerated reducers for this clear, when do I use them and can they be cocktailed together?
Answer: The reason both of these accelerated reducers exist is for application at certain temperatures. See temperature chart below. Yes, they can be mixed together, but in all of our testing and field trials we found no application or drying benefits from doing so.
||Recommended Application Temp|
|DR210 Low Temp Accelerated reducer
|DR220 Mid Temp Accelerated reducer
|DT895 High Temp reducer
|DT898 Very High Temp reducer
||95°F and above|
Question: Can I combine my Deltron DBC or Global BC basecoat with DC2000 to create a cut-in or engine bay coating?
Answer: Yes - if you must, this can be done, but be prepared for longer than normal dry times. DC2000 was designed to have very specific characteristics such as, incredibly fast dry times, exceptional gloss and be easy to buff. Adding Deltron or GRS basecoat resins into the DC2000 will change the products desired features considerably and slower dry times can be expected. Do not mix Envirobase High Performance basecoat with DC2000.
Question: What is the best spray gun or spray gun setup for this clear?
Answer: While we typically don’t recommend one spray gun manufacturer over another the chart below represents the guns that provide the best application for DC2000. We found that for certain guns, lowering the air pressure 10-15% improved the overall application – better wetting of the clear and less overspray was observed.
||PPG Recommended psi
||Mfg Approved psi|
||3000 / 4000 RP
||1.4 / 7E7
||1.4 / TE20
||1.4 / HV30
||1.3–1.4 Hybrid / Platinum
||1.4 HD / Platinum
* Preferred by PPG's application specialists
~ Spray guns soon to be released in the US