STEEL RED™ Layout Fluid

Machine shop operators depend on Dykem® Layout Fluids to scribe sharp, clear, precise lines. When applied, our layout fluids provide a uniform deep color that prevents glare and dries in minutes. All Dykem® Layout Fluids create an extremely thin film which adds practically no thickness to the work piece and remains flexible without cracking and chipping.


  • Steel Red provides a uniform deep color that prevents glare and eye strain.
  • Allows for sharp, clear, and precise scribes.
  • Provides a thin film without cracking/chipping and adds practically no thickness to work surface.
  • Meets A-A 59168 dated 21st May 2014 paragraph 3.1.1 thru with the exception of 3.3(chemical resistance to chlorinated solvents).
  • Dries within minutes.
  • Reveals defects and pinholes in a variety of surfaces.
  • Great for inspection of gear tooth contact patterns.
  • Available in multiple package sizes.
  • Does not contain any reportable amounts of Xylene.


  • Safe on most surfaces
  • Removable with DYKEM® Remover & Cleaner.
  • Surface tests should be run to determine compatibility prior to use


  • Flammable liquid and vapor. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case Approximate Case Weight
80096 16 oz aerosol 12 13 lbs
80296 2 oz felt tip applicator 12 3 lbs
80396 4 oz brush-in-cap 12 4 lbs
80496 8 oz brush-in-cap 12 6 lbs
80696 1 qt bottle 12 25 lbs

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Appearance / Physical State Red
Odor Alcohol
Specific Gravity <1
VOC Content 92% - 94% by weight
Flash Point 53°F
Dry Time < 2 minutes (Note: Drying time may vary depending on film thickness)
Shelf Life 2 years

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