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Old 02-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #81
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Laying a piece of plastic (celephane or something) down over the top of the lefover in a bucket will keep it good longer.

If you have a large air volume in the bucket, the top layer gets a little crunchy. I found out the hard way that if this happens, you need to get a new bucket.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #82
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I have always used BOSTIKS TruColor Urethane. it is what my go to supplier carries. Its can be used on glass. It has a shelf life of two years once sealed. It can even be frozen, brought back into room temperature for a day and re-used. I have never had a problem with color variation. Not sure if you can get this up your way, but I pay about $60.00 for a small 9lb tub and about $110 for an 18lb tub here in the states. Give it a try if you can and maybe put it through one of those Whipple tests of yours
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TruColor is the exact same thing as QuartzLock 2.
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I have used buckets that I have stored for over a year and aside from a different consistency (because of more or less urethane than originally contained), I had no problems with it.

Very important to properly seal the lid when done using (for shelf life). You will actually feel the lid "snap" when it's closed.
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TruColor is the exact same thing as QuartzLock 2.
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I thought you had to buy "starQuartz" for glass? I know the two are nearly identical. Just wasn't sure about the Quartzlock being safe on glass as they seem to have an alternative product. Thanks!
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StarQuartz is the parent company.

QuartzLock 2 is their standard urethane grout. It's made with quartz aggregate and can scratch polished stone or glass.

TruColor is the exact same thing as QL2, made by StarQuartz for Bostik.

StarGlass is a urethane grout with glass aggregate and is designed to be safely used on polished tile and glass.

Dimension is the exact same thing as StarGlass, made by StarQuartz for Bostik.

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StarQuartz is the parent company.

QuartzLock 2 is their standard urethane grout. It's made with quartz aggregate and can scratch polished stone or glass.

TruColor is the exact same thing as QL2, made by StarQuartz for Bostik.

StarGlass is a urethane grout with glass aggregate and is designed to be safely used on polished tile and glass.

Dimension is the exact same thing as StarGlass, made by StarQuartz for Bostik.

Did I confuse anyone
Oh yeah, Bostik owns StarQuartz
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Now I have not seen nor requested Dimension for grouting glass. I have always used the standard TruColor for that with out issues. I wonder why the standard directions for TruColor say it is safe on glass if they clearly make another product? Very interesting.....
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It's all about the aggregate. Quartz can scratch glass. The glass aggregate is round beads so much less of a chance of scratching.

When I'm using either over a high gloss surface, I use a soft polyproxylene float instead of the typical epoxy float. That helps too.
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To save $60-$90 I would not have a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I would get fresh product that way if you have any problems you have a receipt in hand.
Thanks guys.....but since John put doubt in my mind..... So I just ordered some new stuff

Even though.....it's probably going to be that old anyways.....being in there warehouse.

The seran wrap is a good idea

I'll probably just use that bucket on a floor somewhere other than a shower
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Just popped my cherry with some Trucolor by Bostik today.

Very fast install, easy to clean and not a bit of waste. Think I paid 55 bucks for the 9 pound pail.
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I never buy the small tubs. I took Aaron's advice and just put some plastic wrap over the remainder when I am done. I currently have 80% of the colors in stock. If its a larger floor and I need more than half a bucket, I mix the two together since the buckets never seem to be more than half full anyway.

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