CHO-SHIELD 2003 700gm


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CHO-SHIELD 2003 is dark brown, containing soluble chromate salts, while offering corrosion resistance.

CHO-SHIELD 2003 Technical Datasheet


Value Proposition

Parker Chomerics’ CHO-SHIELD® 2000 Series electrically conductive coatings provide a corrosion resistant conductive surface coating on aluminum or composite substrates. By reducing moisture penetration, CHO-SHIELD 2000 Series coatings offer corrosion protection for enclosure flanges which mate with particular EMI shielding gaskets. These tough, urethane coatings offer a highly conductive interface which improves overall EMI shielding performance. When used as a coating on a composite or other non-conductive surface, they provide the conductivity necessary to achieve excellent shielding effectiveness while maintaining their electrical and mechanical stability in hostile environments. CHO-SHIELD 2000-series coatings are three part, copper-filled urethane coating systems which have been formulated with special additives and stabilizers to maintain their electrical stability, even at elevated temperatures, which prevent aluminum surfaces from corroding in high humidity and/or marine environments.


Typical Properties Test Method CHO-SHIELD® 2001 CHO-SHIELD® 2002 CHO-SHIELD® 2003
Binder N/A Three Part Urethane
Fillers N/A Stabilized Copper Soluble Chromate Salts Stabilized Copper Stabilized Copper Soluble Chromate Salts
Color N/A Light Brown Light Brown Dark Brown
Cure Cycle N/A Cure cycle option 1: 2 hours at room temperature (70°F/21°C) followed by 0.5 hour at 250°F (121°C) Cure cycle option 2: 2 hours at room temperature (70°F/21°C) followed by 2 hours at 130°F (55°C) Cure cycle option 3: 7 days at room temperature (70°F/21°C)
Surface Resistance (max. @ recommended thickness of 0.003 inches (0.0762 mm) CEPS-00023 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 1) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 2) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 3) Aluminum 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 1) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 2) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 3) ------------------------- G-10 Composite 0.01 ohm/sq. (Cure 1) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 2) 0.35 ohm/sq. (Cure 3) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 1) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 2) 0.3 ohm/sq. (Cure 3)
Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363 6H @ 250°F (Cure 1); 5H 130°F (Cure 2); 4H @ Room Temperature (Cure 3)
Adhesion ASTM D3359 5B
Surface Resistance after Salt Fog Exposure (max. @ recommended thickness of .003 inches (3 mils) (.076 mm) ASTM B117, CEPS-00023 0.5 ohm/sq. (No substrate degradation after 500 hrs.) Aluminum: 0.5 ohm/sq. (Minimal substrate degradation after 500 hrs.) ------------------------- G-10 Composite: 1.0 ohm/sq. (Minimal substrate degradation after 500 hrs.) (No substrate degradation after 500 hrs.)
Abrasion Resistance1 ASTM D4060 60mg 60mg 80mg
Shielding Effectiveness3 (10 MHz to 18 GHz) CHO-TP093 >80 dB4
JP8 Fluid Resistance2 (max. @ recommended thickness of 0.003 inches (3 mils) (.076 mm) CEPS-00023 0.5 ohm/sq. (Cure 1); 0.5 ohm/sq. (Cure 2); 0.5 ohm/sq. (Cure 3)
MIL-H-5606 Hydraulic Fluid Resistance (max. @ recommended thickness of 0.003 inches (3 mils) (.076 mm) 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 1); 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 2); 0.1 ohm/sq. (Cure 3)
Continuous Operating Temperature N/A -65°C to + 85°C ( -85°F to 185°F)
VOC N/A 543 g/L 540 g/L 541 g/L
Working Life N/A 2 hours
Tack Free Time ASTM D1650 1 hour
Theoretical Coverage N/A 0.035 - (ft2/g) (3 mils) 0.0033 - (m2/g) (3 mils) 211 - (ft2/gal) (3 mils)
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture) N/A 9 months
Mix Ratio (by weight) N/A 100 : 10.06 : 41.96 100 : 10.34 : 42.18 100 : 10.06 : 41.96
Mix Ratio (Touch-Up Version) (by weight) N/A 100 : 10.03 : 16.11 100 : 10.34 : 16.78 100 : 10.11 : 16.50

Features and Benefits

  • Urethane binder provides exceptional physical properties such as hardness and adhesion.
  • Excellent chemical resistance, including jet fuel (JP8), hydraulic fluids and motor oil.
  • High abrasion resistance even after jet fuel immersion.
  • Excellent coating hardness and scratch resistance.
  • Significantly more cost effective than silver-filled epoxies.
  • No degradation of shielding effectiveness after 500 hours of salt fog.
  • Pre-measured kits allow easy mixing of components in one container.


Surface preparation has a significant impact on the corrosion resistance offered by the CHO-SHIELD 2000-series of coatings. CHOSHIELD 1091 primer should be used to ensure good adhesion of CHO-SHIELD 2000-series coatings on all substrates. CHO-SHIELD 1091 primer is a one-component, air-drying system, which cures at ambient temperatures.

Recommended Surface Preparation

  1. Clean the substrate: The substrate surface should be clean, dry and free of oils, release agents, dirt and lint. Clean surfaces to be painted with methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) for aluminum or isopropyl alcohol/ethanol for solvent sensitive substrates. Let the substrate air dry for 15 minutes.
  2. Apply CHO-SHIELD 1091 primer: Wet a lint-free cotton cloth with CHOSHIELD 1091 primer. Apply primer to the surface in horizontal and vertical strokes. Keep the surface wet at all times. After the entire surface has been coated, air-dry at room temperature for 1 hour or at 190°F (88°C) for 30 minutes.Note: If primed surfaces are not coated within 4 hours of the primer application, repeat the cleaning and primer application procedures before coating. To eliminate the risk of an increase in surface resistance, only a light coating of the primer is recommended, typically less than one mil thick when cured.CHO-SHIELD 1091 is provided with selected kits of CHO-SHIELD 2003. It is not provided with any kits of CHO-SHIELD 2001 or 2002 and must be purchased separately.
  3. Mix the material: Mix the CHO-SHIELD 2000 series coating according to the weight mix ration in the Properties tab. Combine Part A and Part C. Weigh the components if the entire kit is not to be used. Shake on a paint shaker for 3 minutes. Check the homogeneity of the mixture by feeling the sides and bottom of the container with a spatula to assure all the filler and resin are well dispersed.Note: If the coating mixture is not homogeneous, shake for an additional 3 minutes and check for non-dispersed material. DO NOT screen or filter the mixed coating. Add the Part B. Shake or mix for an additional 3 minutes.

Wet Coating Painting System Options

Use a pressure pot (20 psi (138 kPa) typical) with large diameter, paddle-type agitator at low mixing speed to keep the metal fillers in uniform suspension. Conventional spray equipment such as HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) or LVMP ( Low Volume Medium Pressure) all work well with CHO-SHIELD 2000 series coatings. Binks SD-2 with propeller agitator pressure pots may be used for spray application with approximately 20-50 psi (138-345 kPa) atomizing air. Use lowest pressure possible. Re-circulation of the paint from the mixing pot through the spray gun and back via a pump delivery system is recommended for greater filler uniformity. For large volume applications, a robotic spray system with an HVLP spray gun should be used to minimize material loss due to overspray and maximize paint transfer efficiency. Siphon or gravity feed equipment can be used for small or prototype runs.

Spray Gun and Pressure Painting System Option

Use a standard air gun with approximately 20-50 psi (138-345 kPa) atomizing air. A fluid nozzle with an orifice diameter of 0.040 to 0.070 inch (1.016 to 1.778 mm) is recommended. To obtain maximum adhesion and conductivity, dry spraying should be avoided. Adjust the spray pressure to achieve a proper wet film.

Nominal Dry Film Thickness

A nominal dry film thickness of between 0.003 inches (0.076 mm, 3 mils) and 0.005 inches (0.127 mm, 5 mils) is recommended to obtain typical shielding effectiveness from 80 MHz to 10 GHz and corrosion protection published by Chomerics. Curing Conditions The CHO-SHIELD 2000 Series coatings may be cured using one of the following cure schedules:
  • Cure cycle 1 - 2 hours at room temperature followed by 0.5 hour at 250°F (121°C)
  • Cure cycle 2 - 2 hours at room temperature followed by 2 hours at 130°F (60°C)
  • Cure cycle 3 - Room temperature for 7 days
To prevent blistering and possible adhesion issues, always allow the sprayed coating to dry a minimum of 2 hours at ambient conditions before using an elevated temperature cure. For optimum corrosion resistance and electrical performance, Chomerics recommends curing the CHO-SHIELD 2000 Series coatings using cure cycle 1, 2 hours at room temperature and 0.5 hours at 250°F (121°C).


The spray system, including spray gun, mixing pot, and containers can be cleaned with MEK or Acetone (VOC exempt solvent). Masks can be powerwashed with Challenge 485S barrier coat.

Storage and Handling

CHO-SHIELD 2000 Series coatings should be stored at 50ºF to 86ºF (10ºC to 30ºC) and have a 9 month shelf life from the date of manufacturing in the original sealed container. CHOSHIELD 2000 Series coatings are flammable liquids. Please consult the material safety data sheet for proper shipping and handling procedures before use.

Ordering Information

Product Weight (grams) Packaging Chomerics Part No. Primer Included
CHO-SHIELD 2003* 250 3 component, 1/2 pint aluminum can kit 52-00-2003-0000 1091
250 3 component, 1/2 pint aluminum can "touch-up" kit 52-00-2003-1000 No
524 3 component, 1 pint aluminum can kit 52-01-2003-0000 1091
700 3 component, 1 quart aluminum can kit 52-04-2003-0000 1091