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CIC solvent conversion varnish v.s. CIC waterborn conversion coating

This is a great video from Eric Reason, Whose permission I have to repost this video comparison of  the CIC waterbase conversion product and  its solvent based alternative.  This is know as destructive testing, the video does a phenomenal job of showing the testing he does to determine which has a greater resistance to solvents. The only thing that I would want to know is how long these board cured before the testing. I love the destructive Rub testing as it shows at what point will  a coating fail.

Something to be mentioned here is that a regular lacquer finish would have been stripped clean down to the bare wood in the 10 rubs of a lacquer thinner or acetone.  by comparison to that these finishes are pretty tough. That being said don’t leave your Kids and a gallon of lacquer thinner alone in your newly finished Kitchen 🙂

You can check out Eric other work at his web site: https://www.ercustomwoodwork.com/
Thanks

Greg

October 15, 2018 Posted by | CIC Centurion, water based Conversion Varnish, Conversion varnish, Water based Lacquers, Wood finishing | , , | Leave a comment

CIC water based Conversion varnish vs. CIC solvent based conversion varnish

I have promised to get back in to blogging and posting things to the blog here. My good friend and fellow wood finishing aficionado Eric Reason has pushed me back in to action.

Following is a low Rez video of a spray out and chemical resistance testing on a the CIC solvent based conversion varnish and the CIC water based conversion varnish.

As you will see, the solvent base survived a little better on the various chemical tests than did the water base, AS for which one was easier to apply? we’ll have to have another installment on that …

OK the video will be posted shortly … you now have to have a paid subscription  to upload video. I upgraded to the premium and will have to wait a day for  the upgrade to take place .

Best,

Greg

 

October 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment