Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Spray Max Primer


I have a real excellent new product today. The German company Peter Kwansy has brought their Spray Max line of primers to the United States. The revolutionary step is Spray Max is real 2K primer in a spray can. We have been selling 1K urethane primer in a spray can for a while now and all though it is a major advance over lacquer primer it was still single component primer. With the Spray Max primer we are now able to a have real 2 component product in a spray can.
There are three different primers an epoxy, a direct to metal epoxy and urethane. The trick is in the can there is a smaller compartment in side the can and when you activate the two parts mix together.
These primers will give high build, good color hold out and great chemical resistance. Use the epoxy when you need the best adhesion, the urethane for maximum flexibility and the direct to metal when you are down to bare metal.
As you can see in the diagram the inner container is activated by taking the red plunger out of the cap and pushing on the bottom valve, this releases the second component and after shaking vigorously you have primer. The can says you have 8 hours to use it before it hardens.
They promise we will see 2K urethane clear soon. It's on the boat just over the horizon.
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6 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Have you had a chance to try out the clear coats yet? I see them available at a couple places on the Internet, but I haven't seen any reviews out there.

jim lyons said...

I have tried the clear and it is excellent it's the best clear from a spray can. You should take precautions while spraying it, a charcoal respirator is required.
the other thing once activated the can has a 24 hour potlife. When I tried it it was still good after 24 hours and good after 36 hours but hard in the can at 48.
The other point is the spray nozzle is very good giving you a nice fan.
It is the next best clear to one you would use out of a spray gun

Anonymous said...

Actually, you need more protection than a charcoal filter provides. This product comes with a bunch of health warnings. There is a prominent label right on the cap specifying an air-supplied protective mask. This product contains isocyanates which can cause serious health problems. Caution is certainly advised.

jim lyons said...

You of coarse are right about the supplied air respirator how ever here's the problem a they are expensive $1200 to $1500, they are hard to use you have to drag around the hose and they dry your lungs out.
So most painters use charcoal respirators they are not perfect but they are 97% effective for 99% of the people. Certainly not perfect but pretty good.