Product Data Sheet – MAGNAVIS WCP-2

White Contrast Paint

Chemical product icon - contrast paint

General Description

MAGNAVIS® WCP-2 is a ready-to-use, rapid-drying white contrast paint. It produces an opaque white background to enhance visible magnetic particle indications on dark-coloured test surfaces.

WCP-2 is suitable for use in both dry method and wet method magnetic particle inspection.


WCP-2 is composed of inert inorganic pigments and an acrylic binder in a solvent blend based on acetone.

It is low in sulphur and halogens, and contains no chlorinated hydrocarbons.


  • Produces a bright white, opaque coating with minimal glare/reflections, which allows you to see indications more easily.
  • Dries quickly and evenly without bubbles or flakes, creating an optimal surface for faster inspection.
  • Can be used with wet or dry method magnetic particles on virtually any part.
  • Conforms to ISO 9934 specifications.

General Method of Use

Clean the component before testing to provide a suitable test surface.

Shake the can to ensure that the paint particles are evenly distributed.

Apply an thin, even film of the paint to the test surface by spraying, dipping or brushing. Allow to dry.

Apply magnetic particles to the test surface and observe any indications formed around leaks/defects. If the test material has a high retentivity, indications will remain visible; othwerise, the indications will slowly fade.

After inspection, demagnetise the test part before cleaning. If required, the dried paint film can be removed using a wire brush or a common solvent, such as acetone.

Typical Properties (not a specification)

Property WCP-2
Flash point -40°C (aerosol); -18°C (bulk product)
Density 0.93 g/cm³
Boiling point 56°C
Solids content 20%
Viscosity at 20°C < 20mm²/s
Storage temperature 10°C to 30°C
Usage temperature -5°C to 70°C
Coverage 10 – 15m² per 400ml aerosol
20 – 30m² per litre

Like all Magnaflux materials, WCP-2 is closely controlled to ensure batch-to-batch consistency, optimum process control and inspection reliability.

Specification Compliance

Specification WCP-2
ASME B & PV Code, Sec V Yes
EN ISO 9934-1 Yes; paragraphs 7 & 10 as applicable.
EN ISO 9934-2 Yes
GOST R ISO 9934-2-2011 Yes

Recommended Products

Product type Product name(s)
Black magnetic ink MAGNAVIS 7HF, MAGNAVIS WB-27
Cleaner/remover SPOTCHECK® SKC-S


Health & Safety

Part number 008A009
x 10

Packaging icon: 400 ml aerosol can

Part number 055C027
x 4

Packaging icon: 5 litre metal can

Read the relevant Safety Data Sheet for this product before use.

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