MIL-E-16663 Enamel, Semi-Gloss (for Metal Surfaces of Ammunition and Ammunition Containers)

This specification covers semi-gloss enamels for production line application by brushing, spraying or dipping.

SKU: 16663 Category:

Product Description

A semi-gloss, alkyd enamel formulated for metal surfaces of ammunition containers and ammunition. This semi-gloss enamel coating is available in Class 1 – Rapid Drying or Class 2 – Flash Drying.

Note: please refer to the appropriate technical performance specification, MIL-E-16663, and applicable technical documents under the MSDS/Documents Tab.


Enamels covered by this specification shall be of the following types and classes:

Type I – Air drying

Class 1 – Rapid Drying
Class 2 – Flash Drying

Type II – Baking


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Military Performance Specification MIL-E-16663
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-E-16663A


Surface must be clean, dry and free of all contamination before application. Prime per specification instructions.
STEEL:Surface must be clean and free of all oil, grease and foreign material. Badly rusted or pitted steel should be cleaned by commercial sandblasting and primed the same day.



TMIL-E-16663A Enamels can be applied by conventional or airless spray application. For spraying, thin up to 10% or as needed with Xylene. For brushing, use as is or with minimum thinning. Type II should be thinned with Griggs T0123 Griggs Baking Enamel Reducer at 40%-45% by volume for spray application. Spray one tack coat followed by one full wet coat. For Type II, allow part to air dry for 30-45 minutes at room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 250-300 Degrees Fahrenheit, place part in oven and bake for 30-45 minutes.