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.

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Part Codes

4 oz - D80396

8 oz - D80496

16 oz - D80096

1 qt - D80696