VFI®-2580 Aliphatic Top Coat

VFI®-2580 Aliphatic Top Coat

VFI-2580 Aliphatic Top Coat is a solvent-based, single-component clear coating made to go over polyurea and polyurea hybrid coatings. As an aliphatic, it is chemically UV stable which allows it to protect and extend the life of other non-UV stable surfaces. It has a unique ability to penetrate and coat the surface to preserve the color and gloss of the existing coating. VFI-2580 can be applied by roller or spray and has a fast-setting time that allows it to cure in less than a day.

VFI-2580 Aliphatic Top Coat from VFI is a clear, UV stable coating made to protect and extend the life of polyurea and polyurea hybrid coatings.

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent color stability and UV weathering characteristics
  • Excellent adhesion to existing polyurea and polyurea hybrid coatings
  • Durable yet flexible finish to withstand abrasion and impact
  • Good chemical resistance for application in harsh environments
  • Long-term protection of exterior surfaces

Instructions for Use:

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean and free of oils, dirt, or films for ensured coating adhesion. Remove dust using compressed air, a brush, or a rag, and wipe the substrate with MEK or another approved solvent. Primer is not recommended for most applications. The surface must be uniform, sound, and suitable for the coating. If the surface is aged, lightly sand or rough it up for coating adhesion. The surface must be dry before applying the clear top coat. VFI-2580 experiences the best results when applied to a surface with a hardness greater than 50 D and before the previous coating recoat window has expired.


Before using the aliphatic top coat, bring the material to a minimum temperature of 65°F and thoroughly mix until uniform. The surface temperature should remain between 40°F – 100°F during the application process. With a roller, HVLP sprayer, or single component spray equipment, apply a wet coat at a minimum of 5-10 mils thick. The higher the applied film thickness, the better the UV resistance of the base coat. Additional coats can be applied after the first coat has cured for about 4 to 6 hours. The time it takes for the coating to set will depend on film thickness, liquid material temperature, relative humidity, and substrate temperature, so allow a minimum of 4-8 hours before light use. Place into service after a minimum of 4 hours.


VFI recommends cleaning application equipment with xylene or MEK.


*Always read the safety data sheet before working with chemicals

Use chemicals only as directed and for their intended purpose. Do not dispose of chemicals down the drain. Most chemicals must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

PPE to avoid all unnecessary exposure:

  • Eye protection – wear safety glasses and any additional eye protection as necessary
  • Hand protection – wear chemically resistant protective gloves (nitrile, butyl, or neoprene)
  • Skin and body protection – wear suitable protective clothing
  • Respiratory protection – in case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product, and the safe working limits of the selected respirator

Product Limitations

VFI-2580 contains isocyanate and VOCs over the EPA-regulated amount at 550 g/L. Isocyanate can be irritating when in contact with the skin or toxic if inhaled as particulate matter. Wear proper PPE, including an approved respirator, to avoid prolonged breathing of vapors and repeated skin contact. As a highly flammable liquid and vapor, all safety directions must be followed to prevent hazards. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

  • Incompatible materials – oxidizers
  • Conditions to avoid – heat, incompatible materials, and sources of ignition
  • Chemical stability – stable under normal storage conditions but may form a flammable/explosive vapor-air mixture
  • Reactivity & hazardous reactions – no dangerous reaction known under normal use
  • Hazardous decomposition products – may include, and are not limited to, oxides of carbon

Potential Health Hazards

  • Material is fatal if inhaled and may cause respiratory tract irritation, allergy and asthma symptoms, or breathing difficulties.
  • Causes skin irritation and sensitization: redness, edema, drying, defatting, or cracking.
  • Causes serious eye irritation: discomfort, pain, excess blinking and tear production, marked redness, and swelling of the conjunctiva.
  • Material may be fatal if swallowed and allowed to enter the airways. If aspirated into the lungs, it can cause chemical pneumonitis, stomach distress, nausea, or vomiting.

*If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical advice or attention. Call a poison control center or doctor if swallowed.

Application Methods:

  • Spray Spray
  • Roll Roll

Available Packaging:

  • 1 Quart