A-A-3165 Lacquer, Gloss, for Aircraft Use


This description covers a durable, pigmented, high gloss lacquer for spray or hand application on primed or prepared surfaces.

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Product Description

A durable, pigmented, lead and chromate free, high gloss lacquer for spray or brush application. It has good exterior durability and gloss. A-A-3165 features a “HAPS” free, low VOC, formulation that conforms to air pollution regulations. This pigmented lacquer is specifically formulated as an aircraft finishing coating. The clear may be aluminized (12 ounces of TT-P-320D Aluminum Paste per gallon of clear) to obtain an excellent aluminum lacquer.

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Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – A-A-3165


Surface must be clean, dry and free of all contamination before application of gloss lacquer. Prime per specification requirements.
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.



A-A-3165 should only be applied by spray application due to its fast dry properties. Thin up to one pint per gallon with MIL-T-81772B Type III Thinner, or as needed for proper atomization with spray equipment. Spray one tack coat followed by one full wet coat being sure to keep a “wet edge” for maximum gloss finish. The use of MIL-C-8514C and TT-P-1757B Primers or other recommended lacquer resistant primers are normally required for use under this lacquer topcoat. When spraying from an aerosolized product, you may need to use multiple thin coats to achieve proper hiding. If applied too thick, the material will run due to its thin nature coming from an aerosol can. Spray multiple thin coats keeping a wet edge during coating. repeat until proper film build thickness is achieved for you specific job.

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