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Old 11-09-2015, 22:27   #1
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Perfection plus applied without catalyst

I have just rolled and tipped, a coat of Perfection Plus onto my stern, (Huon Pine) and realised i forgot to add the catalyst.
I'm stored in a sealed yard with no dust or moisture. Can anyone tell me if in time it will set. Or should i count my losses and restart?
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Old 11-09-2015, 22:48   #2
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

The cure is generally required for both abrasion and chemical resistance.

Give Yachtpaint / Interlux a call (the manufacturers of International Paint) for more info. If you are in the US, the contact details are:
1800 468 7589
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I once had queries regarding the use of their antifouling and topcoats and gave Yachtpaint's customer service in the UK a ring. No waiting. No transferred call. Instant professional advice.

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Old 11-09-2015, 22:53   #3
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

I think it is necessary to completely remove what you've applied and start from scratch.
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

Dang! I hate it when that happens...

Bet you won't do that again!

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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

Actually should be fairly easy to remove with acetone or alchohol and rags. Doubt that it would ever be more than a gooey mess without catalyst. Some of my most lasting memories are f*** ups like yours. They have a way of branding themselves into your brain.

Have heard good things about the quality of finish using just a roller with Perfection Plus, let us know how it turns out.
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Old 12-09-2015, 16:15   #6
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

Actually the sooner it is removed the easier the job will be. It will get tackier as the days go bye and require more elbow grease. As suggested try alcohol or acetone. I would go with the alcohol first as it is so much less irritating to work with. If it doesn't work or only gets off some then try the acetone next. The re-wash with alcohol once again with fresh rags after you feel it is clean just to be sure. Work in an area that you can keep fairly moist throughout and it will go faster. Letting the thinned out material get too dry between washes makes it harder.
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

You might also try one of the lower toxicity, higher flash point solvents like the stuff that MAS (used to) sell. Hey, I wonder where that stuff went? Cleaned really well, with no residue, and didn't evaporate in seconds like acetone. Anyone know what happened to the MAS acetone replacement? It's not on their site.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, coolchange, and Squanderbucks.
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

Hi all, and thanks for the reply's telling me to use alcohol is hurting my head at this very moment. I opted to remove the Perfection plus with acetone in small patches. i could feel when the glugy varnish was gone and i was back to a smooth surface. I then gave it i light rub with some steel wool and again could go by feel on this. have since applied a new coat of Perfection plus, this time using the catalyst and have had no blisters or bubbles, though i am back to applying another 3 coats. (6 in total) should have been a 4 coat job but she is looking nice and will glisen on the Tassie lakes this summer.
Great things about stuff ups is your never alone and it now an area i have some knowledge about.
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Re: Perfection plus applied without catalyst

Coolchange67,

Good on ya mate. Sorry you had to go through that. Hope it stays to your hopes.

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Hi all, and thanks for the reply's telling me to use alcohol is hurting my head at this very moment. I opted to remove the Perfection plus with acetone in small patches. i could feel when the glugy varnish was gone and i was back to a smooth surface. I then gave it i light rub with some steel wool and again could go by feel on this. have since applied a new coat of Perfection plus, this time using the catalyst and have had no blisters or bubbles, though i am back to applying another 3 coats. (6 in total) should have been a 4 coat job but she is looking nice and will glisen on the Tassie lakes this summer.
Great things about stuff ups is your never alone and it now an area i have some knowledge about.
Coolchange, I'm very glad you have removed it all and recoated. It is a horrible job psychologically fixing mistakes (it helps to delegate this if possible ).
I bet the final result is just beautiful and well worth the labour.

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