Topcoats

We’ve a wide selection of topcoat systems. Topcoats are available in a variety of colors, gloss levels, and finishes.  They offer various properties and levels of performance while complying with environmental regulatory requirements.

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  • Waterborne Acrylic-Hybrid Enamel

    3500 Series

    Cardinal's 3500 series waterborne acrylic-hybrid low cure enamel is manufactured to meet strict air quality regulations. Although this product will air dry, force dry is recommended to fully develop the physical properties. It can be applied to properly prepared steel, aluminum and plastic substrates. Cardinal’s 3500 series contain limited organic co-solvents. Health, safety, fire and environmental risks and liabilities are therefore minimized. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal and plastic
    - Business machines
    - General metal and plastic finishing
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Low fire hazard
    - Water clean up
    - Ready to spray
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Waterborne Acrylic Low Cure Enamel

    3600 Series

    Cardinal's 3600 series waterborne acrylic low cure enamel is manufactured to meet strict air quality regulations. Although this product will air dry, force dry is recommended to fully develop the physical properties. It can be applied to properly prepared steel, aluminum and plastic substrates. Cardinal’s 3600 series contain limited organic co-solvents. Health, safety, fire and environmental risks and liabilities are therefore minimized. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal and plastic
    - Business machines
    - General metal and plastic finishing
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Low fire hazard
    - Water clean up
    - Ready to spray
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Waterborne Urethane Enamel

    3200 Series

    Cardinal's 3200 series is a single component water reducible polyurethane modified acrylic coating. This product contains less than 1 pound, of VOC per gallon, and will satisfy the strict requirements of national and regional air quality regulations. The 3200 series is specifically designed for the electronic business machine and enclosure market. It can be applied as a low gloss smooth or textured finish on molded plastics, pretreated steel and aluminum substrates.

    The 3200 series provides a durable finish while minimizing health and safety risks commonly associated with two component solvent based polyurethane products. This coating is classified as "exact match finish: industrial" by CARB (California Air resources Board) and meets current limits for this category as well as the final limits that took effect on Dec. 31, 1999. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Plastic Components
    - Electronic Components
    - Consumer Electronics
    - Business Machines
    - Touch up
    Benefits
    - Low VOC and HAPS free coating.
    - Free of heavy metals.
    - Gloss stability
    - Single component, no mixing.
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Water Reducible Alkyd Enamel

    4000 Series

    Cardinal's 4000 series is a water reducible alkyd enamel. This product has an excellent balance of fast dry, tough film properties and economical and can be applied to properly prepared metal substrates. This material is formulated to meet strict air quality regulations. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal
    • Transportation equipment
    • Farm Equipment
    • General metal finishing
    • Refurbishing
    Benefits
    • Free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)
    • Low VOC content
    • Hard abrasion resistant film
    • Water clean up
    • Ready to spray
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Acrylic High Bake Enamel

    8100 Series

    Cardinal's 8100 series thermosetting acrylic waterborne enamel is manufactured to meet strict air quality regulations. This product line has been designed to achieve the physical properties of commercially available solvent based thermosetting enamel while minimizing environmental impact. It can be applied to a wide variety of interior products. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Computer enclosures
    - Office furniture
    - Business machines
    - Shelving
    - Electrical chassis
    Benefits
    - Free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)
    - Extremely low VOC content
    - Low fire hazard
    - Ease of application
    - Excellent chemical and abrasive properties
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Acrylic Melamine Baking Enamel

    9700 Series

    Cardinal's 9700 series is a high solids baking enamel which has been developed for metal finishers who need to meet the demand of large volume production lines. This product is a high solids baking enamel which has a tested VOC content if less than 420 grams per liter, as supplied and applied. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Business machines
    - Decorative metal
    - Metal Furniture
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Easy to apply
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Alkyd Melamine Baking Enamel

    9300 Series

    Cardinal's 9300 series has been developed for the office furniture and general metal coating industry to provide an economic compliance alternative. This product has the same film qualities that conventional baking enamels have but has a VOC content of 360 grams/liter. 9300 series is an ideal paint to be used on cold rolled steel, phosphatize steel, pretreated aluminum, etc. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Business machines
    - Decorative metal
    - Metal Furniture
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Easy to apply
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Epoxy Amine

    7100 Series

    Cardinal's 7100 series is a high solid, two component epoxy coating. This product is well suited for metal surfaces that require excellent weather, corrosion or chemical resistance. Cardinal’s 7100 series can be used for exterior applications where functionally is primary and appearance is secondary; epoxy coatings chalk on exposure to ultraviolet radiation; high solids polyurethane should be used where appearance is of primary concern. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for protective use on metal
    - General metal finishing
    - Electronic enclosures
    Benefits
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - Available in a complete range of colors, glosses, textures
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Acrylic Polyurethane

    6S00 Series

    Cardinal's 6S00 series is a high performance two component low VOC solvent borne Acrylic Polyurethane intermix system designed specifically for the sign paint industry. The system uses bright clean exterior grade pigments with excellent weathering properties. Chemical resistance, flexibility, abrasion resistance and excellent weathering are the key properties. The coating can be applied at three different VOC ranges; 1.0, 2.8 and 3.5 lbs/gall by changing the hardeners and reducers. A system to meet all VOC needs. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Sign Industry for use on plastics and metals
    - Intermix systems
    - Outdoor applications
    - General Industrial
    Benefits
    - Versatile VOC ranges
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - Meets SCAQMD rule 1145
    - Excellent Weathering
    - Pantone color reference code
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Polyester Polyurethane

    6H00 Series

    Cardinal's 6H00 Series is a high-solids aliphatic two component polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited exterior applications on metal substrates. The 6H00-Series was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective
    - Use on metal
    - General metal finishing
    - Trailer and vehicles
    - Machinery
    Benefits
    - Free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)
    - Low VOC content
    - Excellent Durability
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • White Reglazing Acrylic Polyurethane

    6G89-WHE19606 Series

    Cardinal's 6G89-WHE19606 white catalyzed with 6GHP is a high-solids aliphatic two- component polyurethane coating. The 6789-WHE19606 was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective uses
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 2.1 lbs/gal
    - Very high gloss
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
  • White Reglazing Polyester Polyurethane

    6G89-WHE18470 Series

    Cardinal's 6G89-WHE18470 white catalyzed with 6GHP is a high-solids aliphatic two- component polyurethane coating. The 6789-WHE18470 was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective uses
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 1.8 lbs/gal
    - Very high gloss
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
  • Reglazing Polyester Polyurethane

    6G00 Series

    Cardinal's 6G00 series is catalyzed with 6GHP at 250 g/l VOC is a aliphatic two- component polyurethane coating. This coating is suited for reglazing of porcelain or plastic. 6G00 series is formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Intermediate coating for reglazing
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 2.08 lbs/gal
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Acrylic Modified Polyester Polyurethane

    6600 Series

    Cardinal's 6600 series catalyzed with 66-C-01 is a high-solids aliphatic two-component polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited for exterior applications on both metal and plastic. The 6600 Series was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Cardinal's 6400 series high solids polyurethane coating is available in a full selection of color, including metallic, cardtex finish and clear. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - General metal finishing
    - Trailers and vehicles
    - Machinery
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 3.5 lbs/gal
    - Very high gloss
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - Available in a complete range of colors and cardtext finishes
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Polyester Polyurethane

    6500 Series

    Cardinal's 6500 Series is an innovative two-component polyester urethane coating designed to provide a high performance finish on a variety of industrial applications. This low viscosity coating has a decreased isocyanate demand (catalyst) making it an economical alternative coating. This product is intended to service on site refinishing of heavy equipment and general metal substrates. The fast time-to-tape is also an advantage as a method to improve productivity. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Heavy equipment
    - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal
    - Outdoor electronic enclosures
    - General metal finishing
    - Trailers
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 2.2 lbs/gal
    - High gloss
    - Good chemical and solvent resistance
    - HAP Free
    - Fast time-to-tape
    - Decreased isocyanate demand
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Acrylic Modified Polyester Polyurethane

    6400 Series

    Cardinal's 6400 series catalyzed with 340HP is a high-solids aliphatic two-component polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited for exterior applications on both metal and plastic. The 6400 Series was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Cardinal's 6400 series high solids polyurethane coating is available in a full selection of color and gloss, including metallic, cardtex finish and clear. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal and plastic
    - General metal finishing
    - Electronic enclosures
    - Trailers and vehicles
    - Machinery
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 2.8 lbs/gal
    - Very high gloss
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - UL approved (phosphatized steel electronics enclosures)
    - Available in a complete range of colors, glosses, textures and cardtex finishes
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Interior Acrylic Polyurethane

    6100 Series

    Cardinal's 6100 series catalyzed with 64AZ is an acrylic aromatic two-component polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited for only interior applications on both metal and plastic. Cardinal's 6100 series polyurethane coating is available in a full selection of color and gloss, including metallic, cardtex finish and clear. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal and plastic
    - General metal finishing
    - Electronic enclosures
    Benefits
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - Available in a complete range of colors, glosses, textures and cardtext finishes.
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • 1# Acrylic Air Dry Enamel

    4P00 Series

    Cardinal's 4P00-Series is a solventborne thermoplastic acrylic coating designed to meet strict air quality regulations, while still retaining the quality of traditional Acrylic air dry coatings 4P00-Series can be used on a variety of plastic substrates. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Sign Industries
    - General Plastic finishing
    Benefits
    - Free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)
    - Low VOC content
    - Excellent Durability
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Low VOC Alkyd Air Dry Enamel

    4900 Series

    Cardinal's 4900 series is a quality, quick dry, single component solvent-borne alkyd enamel formulated in high gloss and conforms to VOC requirements. This product is designed for a variety of metallic substrates including: cold and hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and can be used direct to metal for exterior and interior surfaces. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Heavy equipment
    - Utility trailers
    - Farm Equipment
    - Waste management equipment
    - Ornamental iron work
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Good gloss retention
    - Good color retention
    - Single component
    - Low VOC
    - RoHS Compliant
  • Fast Dry Air Dry Alkyd Enamel

    4400 Series

    Cardinal's 4400-Series is a quality; quick dry, single component solvent-borne alkyd enamel formulated in high gloss and conforms to VOC requirements. This product is designed for a variety of metallic substrates including: cold and hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and can be used direct to metal for interior surfaces. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Heavy equipment
    - Utility trailers
    - Farm Equipment
    - Waste management equipment
    - Ornamental iron work
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Good gloss retention
    - Good color retention
    - Single component
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Fast Dry Alkyd Maintenance Enamel

    4300 Series

    Cardinal's 4300 series is a quality, quick dry, single component solvent-borne alkyd enamel formulated in high gloss and conforms to VOC requirements. This product is designed for a variety of metallic substrates including: cold and hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and can be used direct to metal for interior surfaces. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Heavy equipment
    - Utility trailers
    - Farm Equipment
    - Waste management equipment
    - Ornamental iron work
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Good gloss retention
    - Good color retention
    - Single component
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Fast Dry Acrylic Air Dry Enamel

    4100 Series

    Cardinal's 4100 series is an acrylic enamel coating designed fast drying and quick packaging. It can be used on unprimed cold rolled steel and other primed metal substrates. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Business Machines
    - Decorative Metal
    - Marking and identification
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Low VOC content
    - Easy to apply
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Lacquer

    2000 Series

    Cardinal's 2000 series is a modified nitrocellulose lacquer coating designed for fast drying and quick packaging. It can be used on unprimed cold rolled steel and other primed metal substrate. It also has been used very successfully on a variety of plastics such as high impact styrene, vinyl acrylic, A.B.S., and many others. When coating some plastics, a specially formulated solvent blend may be necessary. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Business machines
    - Decorative metal
    - Over high solid polyurethane
    - Over industrial waterbase enamels
    - Over powder coatings
    - Marking and identification
    - Selected plastics
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Low VOC content
    - Easy to apply
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Waterborne Acrylic Enamel

    3P00 Series

    Cardinal's 3P00 series waterborne hybrid low cure for plastics is manufactured to meet strict air quality regulations. This product has an excellent balance of fast dry, tough film properties and economy. It can be applied to properly prepared plastic and wood substrates. Cardinal’s 3P00 series contain limited organic co-solvents. Health, safety, fire and environmental risks and liabilities are therefore minimized. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Top coat for decorative and protective use on plastic and wood
    • Business machines
    • General plastic finishing
    Benefits
    • Low VOC content
    • Low fire hazard
    • Water clean up
    • Ready to spray
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Waterborne Acrylic Alkyd Enamel

    4H00 Series

    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Waterborne Acrylic Polyurethane

    6W00 Series

    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Silk Screen Acrylic Enamel

    4600 Series

    Cardinal'4600-Series is a solventborne thermoplastic acrylic coating designed to
    be used on a variety of plastic substrates.
    Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Sign Industries
    • General Plastic finishing
    Benefits
    • Excellent Durability
    • RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Polyester Polyurethane

    6200 Series

    Cardinal's 6200 series is catalyzed with 340HP at 1.0#VOC is a aliphatic two-component polyurethane coating. This coating is suited for exterior and interior applications. 6200 series is formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Top coat for decorative and protective use on plastic and metal
    • Electronic enclosures
    • Medical equipment
    Benefits
    • Low VOC – 1.0 lbs/gal
    • Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Exterior Acrylic Polyurethane

    6300 Series

    Cardinal's 6300 series catalyzed with 64G is a acrylic aliphatic two-component polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited for exterior applications on both metal and plastic. Cardinal's 6300 series polyurethane coating is available in a full selection of color and gloss, including metallic, cardtex finish and clear. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal and plastic
    • General metal finishing
    • Electronic enclosures
    • Trailers and vehicles
    • Machinery
    Benefits
    • Very high gloss
    • Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    • Available in a complete range of colors, glosses, textures and cardtext finishes
    • RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Modified Aliphatic Linear Polyester Polyurethane

    6M00 Series

    Cardinal's 6M00-Series is a high performance two component solvent borne aliphatic polyester Polyurethane developed for exterior specifications. This coating was designed to be applied by hand with brush and roller as well as spray. Cardinal’s 6M00- series has excellent performance properties such as extreme high gloss, chemical resistance, flexibility, abrasion resistance, weatherability, ease of application and is VOC compliant for SCAQMD. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Marine
    • High Performance requirements
    • Outdoor applications
    • Metal and Plastic substrate
    Benefits
    • SCAQMD VOC Compliant
    • Ease of Application
    • High Gloss
    • Excellent Weathering
    • Buffable Coating
  • Polyester Melamine Baking Enamel

    9000 Series

    Cardinal's 9000 series has been developed for the office furniture and general metal coating industry to provide an economic compliance alternative. This product has the same film qualities that conventional baking enamels have but has a VOC content of 360 grams/liter. 9000 series is an ideal paint to be used on cold rolled steel, phosphatize steel, pretreated aluminum, etc. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Business machines
    - Decorative metal
    - Metal Furniture
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Easy to apply
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant

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The type of substrate that you’re looking to coat will play a huge role in deciding which coating will work best.  Each has its own particular challenges that need to be addressed if the coating is to work.  We've a wide range of high quality products so customers can make the right choice when picking a coating for any type of substrate.

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