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ICA WB clear coats.5/30
Is anyone on here using ICA sealers and/ or clear coats? I am running into a few things that my supplier is not able to figure out and I am trying to resolve some issues with my clients that have come up.
It has been a long time since we used ICA products. What are your issues? We never had a problem with these products, they wear very well. I have a restaurant/bar we did in 2003 in a high gloss that still looks great. I do know that if you use a stain, you have to use ICA stains.
The biggest issue is in the appearance of the product we were sold. There is very little product info on their web site but it is sold as a transparent top coat. When I got the first sample it appeared to have some of that Amber resin look to it so I specifically asked the rep if it would shift the color of a pigmented top coat if I had to clear over it to seal a glaze and was told no.
At first I thought it was blushing because of the stain that was used but then testing over snw stains, paints and glass gave the same results. If you spray only a thin coat you might be ok. But if you get any defects that require a second coat or if any part gets heavier coverage it gets more cloudy in appearance.
I have gotten multiple opinions but nothing concrete on why and I have gotten no literature from the company limiting mil thickness to any specific amount.
So after these problems I was given a product called aqualux 2 from chemcraft and this product does spray on clear so now in trying to finish a job you see a clear difference in color between the two different products and the aqualux reacted negatively with the glaze that I was given which caused a whole batch of doors to wrinkle and have to be remade.
Denny we use ICA product alot. First the 239 is a monocomponent product. You should be using the AO470 or AO570 coating which can be used in monocomponent OR bicomponent. You may not be waiting long enough for dry time which is why it is blushing. Spray on 4 mils wet MAX. Try not to thin it.