Mil Spec CARC Coating

Chemical Agent Resistant Coating or CARC paint is specified for use on tactical military equipment, including ground, aviation, munitions and related support equipment.

Versatile Spray Painting Ltd. offers Mil Spec and Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) painting services for military equipment. Application of our the CARC coating system consists of four distinct steps, each of which is critical to the performance of the overall system; cleaning, pretreating, priming, and top-coating. 

The cleaning and pretreating procedures are standard methods required in any finishing process. When a wash primer pretreatment is used, drying/reaction is complete when used under CARC. The anti-corrosive primers are epoxies, and the topcoats are polyurethanes for exterior surfaces and an epoxy for interior surfaces. 

All of the coatings in the CARC system are Qualified Products List (QPL) items; from approved suppliers which is used for product procurement. In addition, each batch of polyurethane topcoat is checked by the specification preparing activity (SPA) for validation of the spectral reflectance (camouflage properties) and DS2 resistance.

  • Mil Spec top coat finishes include: CARC Mil-DTL-64159 2K, Mil-TTC-490, and MIL-C-85285 to name a few.
  • Substrates include plated plastic as well as metal parts (aluminum and steel).
  • CARC paint is specified for use on tactical military equipment, including ground, aviation, munitions and related support equipment for its ability to withstand the harsh chemicals used in the decontamination process.
  • Prior to application of primer and CARC topcoat, Versatile can pretreat components made of aluminum (chemical conversion per MIL-DTL-81706 or MIL-DTL-5541) or steel (zinc phosphate per TT-C-490).


The defense industry represents a significant growth opportunity for Versatile Spray Painting which has recently been awarded multiple subcontract orders to support the production of:

  • Surveillance systems
  • Ballistic components
  • Communication equipment
  • Fighter jet components
  • Communication equipment
  • Exterior and interior components for tanks
  • Infantry components
  • Refurbishing
  • Mil-TTC-490 / Mil-T-704
  • Finish per DOD-P-15328D
  • Finish per Mil-P-22733G
  • Finish per Mil-P-53022B Type I
  • Finish per Mil-P-53022B Type II
  • Finish per Mil-P-53030A
  • Epoxy topcoat Mil-PRF-22750D/F
  • CARC Mil-C-53039A/B 1K
  • CARC Mil-DTL-64159 2K
  • Pre treatment per
  • Mil-P-14105D
  • Pretratment per
  • TT-E-496
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