Fine-L-Kote LED2 Silicone Coating

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2125-P Fine-L-Kote LED2 - 1 pint 1 pt (473mL) 2
2125-5G Fine-L-Kote LED2 - 5 gal 5 gal (19L) 1
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Fine-L-Kote™ LED2 is specifically designed and formulated for light emitting diode applications, where a completely transparent coating is required to provide a tough, extremely flexible protective coating.  It provides the highest flexibility for extreme temperatures on the flex and rigid circuitry found on LED displays and provides an outstanding non-stick surface for soil repellency. 

Cured coatings are hydrolytically stable and retain their physical electrical properties after high temperature and humidity exposure, without interfering with light wavelength or intensity.  Fine-L-Kote LED2 will not stress delicate circuit components and meets the performance parameters (without UV traceability) of MIL-I-46058C, Type SR but is not qualified on QPL-46058.

Silicone conformal coating provides excellent protection in a very wide temperature range. SR provides good chemical resistance, moisture and salt spray resistance, and is very flexible. Silicone conformal coating isn’t abrasion resistant because of its rubbery nature, but that property does make it resilient against vibrational stresses. Silicone coatings are commonly used in high humidity environments, like outdoor signage. 

 

Features & Benefits

  • Transparent to visible wavelengths, will not block or change light intensity or wavelength
  • Exceptional dirt, dust, and soil repellency; surfaces remain clean longer
  • Extends component life by protecting against adverse environments
  • Good insulation properties help with circuit insulation characteristics,
  • Excellent flexibility minimizes thermal stress
  • Resists moisture, salt, fungus, corrosive vapors, and severe environments
  • Engineered to withstand the heat generated by electronic circuitry as well as climatic temperature extremes
  • Passes Cree Coating Chemical Compatibility for Direct and Proximity Testing, MX-6 and XP-E
  • Meets IPC-CC-830B
  • UL 94 V-0
  • Room temperature moisture cure can be heat accelerated
  • RoHS compliant

Ideal for...

  • LED Displays and controls
  • Data Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Marine Manufacturing
  • Process Control

Applications

FAQ's

What solvent can I use to thin this conformal coating?

Heptane can be used as a thinning agent. Make sure it is anhydrous, so contains as little moisture as possible.

How do you apply liquid conformal coating? (2127, 2125)

Apply to clean, moisture-free surface.  Areas not requiring coating should be masked. Application: Coating may be applied by spraying, brushing, dipping or flow coating.  Allow coating to flow around components. Cure:  Room temperature cure: A 1.0 mil coating will be tack-free in 30 minutes.  Full cure requires 24 hours @ 74˚F (23˚C). Heat cure: 30 minutes @ 90˚F (32˚C) then 100 minutes @ 199˚F (93˚C). An open vessel of water placed in the drying chamber will facilitate curing. UV detectable for QC inspection. Removal:  Coating may be removed by soaking in Electro-Wash® Two Step Cleaner Degreaser. Use CircuitWorks® Conformal Coating Remover Pen for spot removal. After the new component is installed, areas should be cleaned and recoated.

When using conformal coatings in general, what causes a "milky" cure or white "foam" on the substrate?

In almost all cases, the cloudy or milky cure comes from coating in higher humidity conditions. The white foam (from an aerosol) is caused the same way. We have the following suggestions: 1) If possible, allow the substrate and coating material to come to approximately the same temperature when applying. 2) Avoid applications in RH > 60%. High humidity ranges will discolor some coating resins and will start curing others. Besides the aesthetic value, it certainly may affect adhesion to the material. 3) Specifically on the silicone coating, if the resulting application is foamy, increase the focal point of the can, ie back off to about 10 -12” from the substrate & make 2 -3 light passes rather than one heavy pass to coat the board.

What types of coverage areas are to be expected with the conformal coatings in general?

Wet film thickness = Sq. ft. per gal. | 0.1 mil = 16,040 | 0.5 mil = 3,210 | 1 mil = 1,600 | 2 mil = 802 | 3 mil = 535 | 4 mil = 401 | 5 mil = 321 | 6 mil = 267 | 7 mil = 229 | 8 mil = 201 | 9 mil = 178 | 10 mil = 160

What spigot or spout do you recommend for your metal 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums?

Metal 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums are compatible with standard 3/4" and 2" spouts. Ideally use 3/4" for 5-gallon, 2" for 55-gallon.

How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?

The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.techspray.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.techspray.com/batch-codes.

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