Preparing the FuseFX Syringe

Base Coat

M, F, G & X series Paints

S-300 FISC Pigments





FuseFXTM FuseFX – Base Coat
For professional use only

FuseFX Base Coat is designed as a base coat for superior bonding for surface painting. It can be poured, brushed or sprayed. It is a 1 to 1 mix by weight or volume. FuseFX syringes eliminate the need to weigh or measure. It is applied to the inner surface of the mold prior to filling. Filling can be done about an hour after Base Coat has set.

Once demold, it creates a thin film which promotes surface bonding for applying additional FuseFX colors to the outer surface. Pot life: 45 minutes, demold time: 4 hours.

READ FIRST - For professional use only

FuseFX can only be USED ON PLATINUM BASE SILICONES and cannot be used on Tin Base or single component silicone caulking.

Start by removing the END CAP located between the plungers. SAVE THIS END CAP, you will need it to close/cap the tip of the syringe when not in use.

Stand the syringe with the tip pointing up for a minute or two, this will ensure that all the air is at the tip.

CAREFULLY cut off the tips of the syringe with a sharp knife. Lightly run the knife in the small opening to make sure there is no “burrs”. Test fit the end cap to make sure it fits properly. FuseFX silicone paint is now ready to use. Place the end cap back on the syringe tip when not in use.

Store the FuseFX syringes (tip pointing down) on the Syringe Holder or in a small glass. This will ensure that any air bubbles remain at the top.

For best results the silicone skin/surface should be painted as soon as possible after demolding. We recommend that the cured piece to be painted be no more than 2 days old.

Clean All Surfaces That Will Contact FuseFX Paints - All surfaces to be painted need to be free of any contaminants (especially mold release). If necessary, clean all surfaces with solvent (Toluene, Xylene, or Naphtha), and allow to dry before painting.

PAINTING:
Start by slowly “squirting” a small amount of FuseFX Base Coat in a container. Do not squirt out too much, a small amount goes a long way. Next, stir the mixture for about 1minute making sure to scrape the bottom and the sides of the container. Your paint is now ready to use.

Once the paint is mixed, it will have a 45 minute "pot life". This means you have about 45 minutes before the paint starts to gel and is no longer usable. Heat and high temperature will shorten the pot life.

For pouring, "squirt" enough FuseFX Base Coat material so you can pour into the mold. Rotate the mold and start pouring out the material making sure all the surface has been coated. Place the mold over a container so the extra material can drain out.

Once set, usually about an hour depending on the temperature, the final color pouring can be done. Demold time is set by the type of Platinum silicone used to fill the mold, minimum 4 hours.

For brushing, "squirt" a small amount of FuseFX Base Coat in a container. Coat the surface evenly using a good brush, avoid puddles.

For airbrushing, "squirt" a small amount of FuseFX Base Coat in a solvent proof container. You may require up to 1.5 times the amount of solvent to the amount of paint.

Slowly add solvent to the mix and carefully stir, avoiding splashing. Several layers are required for a stronger surface. We recommend Toluene, Naphtha or most Odorless Solvents. For Odorless Solvents, please run a small test first for compatibility.

BE CAREFUL; Observe all safety precautions when handling combustible or flammable solvents.

For cleaning, use a proper solvent to wash the brush. For cleaning airbrushes, follow the airbrush manufacturer’s instructions.

Spraying Silicone - If you are spraying silicone, try to do your spraying outdoors in an open space. Regardless if spraying outdoors or inside, anyone in the spray area must wear a NIOSH approved respirator.

Skin Contact? Lightly wipe affected area immediately with solvent and then wash thoroughly with soap and water.

PLEASE NOTE: Avoid latex gloves. Latex contamination can cause inhibition, interfering with the silicone setting reaction. You can use Vinyl, Plastic or Nitrile gloves.

User shall determine the suitability of the product intended application and assume all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.