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™ Matte will leave a matte finish.
WARNING - FLAMMABLE Liquid and vapor. Keep away from ignition sources and follow precautions for handling flammables.
Important: Shake NOVOCS™ container well before using.
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.
A user can shrink a silicone rubber mold 18% - 22% by mixing NOVOCS silicone solvent with the silicone.
This video outlines how to use NOVOCS gloss and matte, and the main differences between the materials.