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Anyone else with MLC's Resistant problems???5/4
Ok this issue has been a thorn in my side for a couple months now. I sprayed 5 gallons of Resistant in a white tinted color on a recent project. Everything was going well until gallon number 5, then I started getting a really crap finish....lots of pinholes and a "dirty" looking finish. I broke everything from the pump to the gun tip down for a thorough cleaning. I also cleaned the entire booth from top to bottom. I raised the heat in the shop, I added more thinner, played with air pressures and anything else I could think of and nothing solved it. I called the rep and he said they had no other problems with this particular batch, but to try using a little retarder. I decided to just pick up a new gallon of finish anyway and that did the trick.
Next job was Resistant in a green tint, no issues whatsoever.
Needed to build a couple additional pieces for the previous job so ordered another new gallon in the same white.....and having the same problems! Literally sprayed the green and white in the same day and had great finish from one and crap from the other! What gives???? I know now that it's not contamination in my equipment or shop temperatures, it's got to be the finish. But this new can is a totally different batch, (I compared the numbers), and is giving the same problems.
My supplier is generally pretty good about helping me out, but not much help here. And realistically I'm small time spraying maybe 3 dozen gallons a year, so I don't expect a whole lot either. Just venting and wondering if anyone else out there has had similar issues?
That's why I use Stealth.
Was it off the shelf white or a custom tint?
In any event, it doesn't necessarily mean the problem is with the product itself as in a "bad batch" from the factory, but could indicate a bad pail from the tinters.
Nobody uses Stealth around here so the local doesn't stock it. That means having to order it in every time and just not worth the hassle.
The color was a tinted white, which is why I'm thinking it could very well be the mix guys. Not sure what the heck they could do to it to cause the issues. But whatever it was they did it twice! Still figured it was worth checking to see if anyone else had the problems as I don't know if they would tell me if there was a bad batch or just try to pass it off on the customers.
We have had a problem with white off the shelf and clear base tinted a reddish pink . We ordered new of the pink and I strained the remaining with a super fine strainer and the grit in the strainer was unbelievable. I think I still have the strainer to show my rep I will post a picture later. As for the white we opened a new gallon and was fine . Our shop conditions are not perfect but they're good enough to produce a really good finish so I know it's not environmental . What's the benefits of Stealth ?
Stealth is a new resin package. It was designed to confront the shear problem found when using the Kremlin AAA pump. I could never really get Resistant to work. I can get Stealth to work almost flawlessly every time. Only time I have problems is first shoot out of the AAA after switching over from clear to pigmented. The first one or two pcs can sometimes be slightly rough instead of the normal glass smooth I get. After the first spray it's generally good spraying the rest of the job.
I've come up with a thinning formula that seems to work very well for me with Stealth.
Stealth was created to keep whites from yellowing ..... That company should be up to date on stocking products for you ! Who cares who is or isn't using Stealth in your area.