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M.L. Campbell Krystal Conversion5/2
1 st time user of this brand of conversion varnish. Having problems with dry time and also I am getting the look of tiny bubbles and dirt in the final coat. We used a sealer first with a glaze. Campbell glaze. Glaze dryed two hours. Top coat. 10% catalyst. Spraying with graco 15/1 pump air assist. Not happy with my decision of going with a satin finish as opposed to a dull. Thats on me but this still isn't a finish I want to send out the door.
What's your thinning? You are suppose to use Reducer, not standard Thinner.
Thanks for responding . I just used 10% per volume 149 care catylist with the Krystal conversion varnish . I didn't reduce at all.
I don't care that the package says ready to spray. It isn't. You need to add at least 5% Reducer or you will get strange results. Usually solvent pop which is bubbles trapped under the finish.
Krystal is pretty user friendly. Just make sure the temp is above 65F, 72F seems to be best.
I have been using Krystal for at least 8 years. I don't have the problems that you are having. I don't normally reduce mine. Your temp or humidity might be causing you some problems. Have you used any other Conversion varnishes before. With tiny bubbles you might want to try some reducer or flow 2.
I have shot conversion before. Have been using Chem 24 but I thought I would give Krystal a try. I used the sealer then 145 on top. They are running some test with my top coat. We ruled out bad catylist because the sealer dried and powdered nice.
Thanks for Input.
I have used krystal for twenty sonething years.Its the best out there.I am in the south and the humitidy is starting to get bad this time of the year. To stop the bubbles you need to use flow enhancer 2. it will stop the bubbles.
20% flow inhancer 2