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Is anybody still doing acid curing finishes? Lost a lead today because I reccomended using Traffic instead due the odor and flammability. I was looking around the web to learn more about multikote etc and it looks like many on line suppliers arent selling ot anymore.
 

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Is anybody still doing acid curing finishes? Lost a lead today because I reccomended using Traffic instead due the odor and flammability. I was looking around the web to learn more about multikote etc and it looks like many on line suppliers arent selling ot anymore.
nope..never here in the big east
 

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I know there are a number of crews in my market that use it. The local suppliers bring it in and you can watch the pallets of fivers shrink pretty rapidly.
 

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The advantages are that it goes on thick like omu, dries as fast as wmu, and is harder and holds up better than either of them.
Any harder to apply or work with?
 

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The smell is the big thing that scares people away. It's alcohol based and contains formaldehyde and it reeks!! I use a 3m full face respirator w/ formaldehyde filters. The other factor is thats it sets up very quickly. Depending on the brand, you might only have a few minutes window to blend your wet edges... Much harder to work with than poly, as hard or harder than most water based. I learned with it and have used it for most of my 19 years in hardwood.
 

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The smell is the big thing that scares people away. It's alcohol based and contains formaldehyde and it reeks!! I use a 3m full face respirator w/ formaldehyde filters. The other factor is thats it sets up very quickly. Depending on the brand, you might only have a few minutes window to blend your wet edges... Much harder to work with than poly, as hard or harder than most water based. I learned with it and have used it for most of my 19 years in hardwood.
cant be worse than Moisture cure..and nothing compares to that in hardness..but that sh it is ridiculous to work with.

not even worth trying to promote.
 

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Do you tape seams between rooms, for example on a 3 br large living room and hallway layout or do you have to have a crew of people applying and trying to time bringing all of the coatings together at the same time? Or will it take an edge ok in door frames running paralell to the boards?
 

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Or will it take an edge ok in door frames running paralell to the boards?
That's exactly what i call "wet edges". You have to work FAST after leaving a wet edge sitting.. I usually cut in the wet edge with a brush rather than roll over it the second time.. If you can cut in a clean line along a board edge you'll be fine.
 
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