NOVOCS™ solvents are low viscosity silicone solvents that evaporate quickly. NOVOCS™ is particulary useful in thinning down Psycho Paint® silicone paint base to apply via brush or airbrush to cured platinum silicone rubber props and prosthetics. When used as a solvent for thinning silicone paints or surface coatings, NOVOCS™ Gloss will leave a gloss finish.
WARNING - FLAMMABLE Liquid and vapor. Keep away from ignition sources and follow precautions for handling flammables.
Materials should be stored and used in a warm environment (73°F / 23°C). This material has a limited shelf life and should be used as soon as possible. Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimize contamination risk.
Mix the A and B components of two component silicone sytems before adding NOVOCS™. Add the desired proportion of NOVOCS™ solvent to create a thinner silicone mixture which can be brushed or airbrushed onto the surface of a cured silicone casting.
Example Recommended Ratios For Use:
Because no two applications are quite the same, a small test application to determine suitability for your project is recommended if performance of this material is in question.
This video outlines how to use NOVOCS gloss and matte, and the main differences between the materials.
A user can shrink a silicone rubber mold 18% - 22% by mixing NOVOCS silicone solvent with the silicone.