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ok; someone already touched on this, and now i cant find his thread anywhere;

is this rustins plastic available ;for purchase or shipping; in N America?

i remember the thread was responded with- ''why would you want it; isnt there alot more available in the states?''

the more i read about it, with examples; lookin at you wezv; the more it looks like a perfect solution for me;

ive written some emails to the company and what not, but nothin yet; has anyone on this side of the pond gotten any?

is that ktm-9 basically the same stuff? it dosent sound like exactly, but preach the same benifets; ie brushing on and what not;

thanx

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Rustins plastic coating is a 2 part acid-cat UF-resin based finish if that helps. I dunnno what ktm-9 is ; not seen it over here in the uk.

Have you tried ebay? I got a few leads here from ebay shops, Rustins don't sell direct, you have to find a specialist decorater shop, and there's not many stocking it retail.

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Mix up base and hardener as per their recommendations. Brush on smoothly and allow 30 mins for each coat to cure before overcoating.

After 3 coats allow to dry 24 hrs then wet sand level with 600 grit.

Apply final 4th coat, thinned down. Allow 1-2 days to dry.

wet sand with 600 grit. Buff and polish with fine compound.

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Well, you guys that use this stuff definately have my attention with the Rustins. I have a spraybooth in my studio, but it is only set up to spray non-toxic, water-based poly. The water-based poly isn't hard enough to be a good guitar finish, IMO.

If I wanted to try spraying regular poly, I do have a 10'x10' drying room that has explosion proof lighting and exhaust fan. This could be home to a small, improvised, limited-use spray booth for spraying guitar bodies and necks. I still would have the issue of hazardous waste after equipment clean-up. I'm not sure what to do about that.

I'm really hoping the Rustins works out. It'll be a while before I'm ready to try it, probably months away. Until then, I'm just watching the board for feedback.

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Rustins plastic coating is a 2 part acid-cat UF-resin based finish if that helps. I dunnno what ktm-9 is ; not seen it over here in the uk.

Have you tried ebay? I got a few leads here from ebay shops, Rustins don't sell direct, you have to find a specialist decorater shop, and there's not many stocking it retail.

Hey Al, this is KTM.

http://www.lmii.com/CartTwo/thirdproducts....er+based+Finish

I ordered the stuff nearly a year ago and have yet to use it. I guess I'll start testing it on some wood soon. It just seems like it would require a good amount of finishing skill to spray it right, because I have heard far too many horror stories using this stuff.

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I got pretty good results with the stuff when i used to brush it, infact i got it as good as the spray jobs we are doing now a couple of times. I found when brushing it that it would take a lot more than four coats, but you could do a light coat every 15-20 minutes. I would do about four coats( 1 every 15 mins), leave it an hour, sand out the remaining brush marks, rinse and repeat as neccisary.

Now i have my cousin Nath spraying for me and he loves the stuff for its quick dry time and hardness.

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Ya, that's not all! I hear that since he's in the UK, he buys his wood from the same supplier that the guy who made Harry Potter's magic wond buys from. I guess this guitar can almost play itself!!! :D:DB)

If that's an old sock, someone get this guy a new sock and let's see what he can do.

(Light-hearted humor, I'm smiling while writing)

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a £15 touch up gun from axminster (practically identical units are available at almost all large powertool centres), and a mid priced compressor. Nothing special at all.

I am considering a HVLP setup, since I suspect I am wasting a lot of material as overspray, and I'd prefer not to dust everything in my workshop with lacquer whenever I spray...

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