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Ml Campbell water base7/20
Does anyone use the water based clear coat products from Ml Campbell. I was thinking about switching to this system. I use to use their vinyl sealer solvent based it was great cost became a problem at the time. Thanks
I have used the the Agualente products for years. Both the clear products and tinted. The clear products are much easier to apply than the tinted. But once you figure them out, they are both very good products.
Usually the right viscosity right out of the can. I use the CAT AAA with a 409F tip and it works great. The "F" tips are very important for the waterborne products.
Just remember, don't be in a hurry with the Agualente Plus clear. It drys slower and if you rush it, you will have nothing but problems. Unlike the old Agualente, putting moving air over the Plus too soon is a big no no.
I have recently been testing the new MagnaMax H2O precat waterborne polyurethane. It's very thin right out of the can, but has promise. It gives the amber tint I like on drawers etc. But runs very easy. Testing the 407F tip with it. Jury is still out on that one.
To sum it up. I have a local rep and a regional rep, who are excellent. Always there to help. So all problems etc are addressed immediately. No excuses ever, just good service.
So the product have a high learning curve? I am using a brinks model 7 spray gun so I'm thinking I will have to change spray gun.
You probably will need to change your equipment
Have not used the MLC series, but we just finished an entire museum of casework in Phl using Valspar (now called Axalta) Zenith waterborne series. Had to go WB since these were artifact cases and required low-VOC. Architect/designers happy, we're happy.
Shot close to 100 gallons between primer and white colorcoat. Def a short learning curve but doable. It was white on white. I did find that shooting panel work I had to coat let flash off entirely before re-coating.
You will need a gun upgrade.
We were happy with the finished product
Funny to log in to post a question about Campbell and see this one. (different question, different post).
We have sprayed a lot of waterborne from them. Dropped the new mix of Aqualente when the formula changed and the dry times went in the trash can. As already stated here, its way to slow for us and too fussy, but thats just our experience. We are trying (pretty much hopelessly I believe) to get some samples of the Magnamax H20. We did recently roll the dice on bringing in a load of the new waterborne 2K and the stuff is extremely impressive. The sucky part for us is our distributor is not moving a lot of waterborne and will only bring in case quantities. We finally gave up waiting for samples of the 2K and just pulled the plug on a case of finish and case of catalyst (thank goodness we love the finish because we have enough catalyst for 24 gallons of material on the shelf).
We loved the old formula of Agualente and had moved to it from the post cat waterborne they had way back.
We lost distribution for a while and shot a several other H20's, Sayerlack, KemAqua, and a bunch of different Target Coatings material. The 2K is spendy for sure but its the nicest stuff we've sprayed in a long time and for an H20 it is super tough stuff in the tests we've run so far. The build and finish is impressive but your probably double the cost.
I tried it once a year ago because it was easier to get a color match as I use Campbell for all my solvent stuff and they're close by. Absolutely hated it. My go to water based is General finishes, which IMO is miles ahead in water born finishes.