Pre-Catalyzed vs. Post Catalyzed Pigmented Top coats

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Forum topic by lexxx07 posted 07-13-2013 10:35 AM 824 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2013 10:35 AM

Can anyone explain the difference between Pre-Catalyzed and Post-Catalyzed pigmented top coat.

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 11:48 AM

one is catalyzed at the store or shop one comes from factory that way. that being said, the shelf life will depend on the product, coming from the factory you have two years, depending on the lacquer it can be 6 months or 24 hours, probable just made you more confused 8-) try Sherwin Williams site on line they have all the MSDS sheets for all the products if you find one you think will work send me a PM and i will help you through it

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 01:28 PM

When you say Laquer are you speaking about clear finish or paint. Because I am trying to decide on a type of paint to use on my project. By the way I am spraying this on top of a white vinyl primer made by a company called wurth this stuff is awsome

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 04:11 PM

Make sure your vinyl doesn’t need to be topped within a short time. IMO, a one-off project doesn’t justify a separate primer; all topcoats are also self priming.

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