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Offline JCLP

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PPG Aquacron 200
« on: January 04, 2019, 04:09 PM »
As the 380 series was hard to spray with my airless, PPG gave me a newer paint, Aquacron 200 a waterborne Acrylic Urethane Enamel.
We tinted it medium grey.
Just sprayed it with my airless, using the Tritech 310 Ultra Finish Tip and was able to remove all tails starting at pressure 750 psi. Tried a few pressures and now waiting for the test panels to dry. They say ready to handle within 1 hour, but ready for a re-coat after 30 minutes. Interesting.

Aquacron 200

Stay tuned.
Cheers,
JC

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Offline Swordstriper

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Re: PPG Aquacron 200
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 11:12 AM »
When comparing technical data between 380,200,and breakthrough. The 200 and breakthrough are much more comparable in their specs. What are you looking for in a product that breakthrough does not give?

Offline JCLP

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Re: PPG Aquacron 200
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 08:29 AM »
When comparing technical data between 380,200,and breakthrough. The 200 and breakthrough are much more comparable in their specs. What are you looking for in a product that breakthrough does not give?
You are correct in that the paints are similar, as per the TDS, but, they are different. Aquacron 200 is a paint that is designed to be sprayed and not brushed, where Breakthrough can do both. I found that the Aquacron 200 dries extemely quick, even faster then Breakthrough, and is difficult to spray as it does not level out like Breakthrough. Being a waterborne product as well, Aquacron 200, one would expect the minor amount of orange peel you get when laying down the final coat that it would level and tighten up as well as Breakthrough, but it does not. I sprayed it with a FFLP308 with a pressure around 1400psi and was not able to get a fine enough spray pattern to eliminate the orange peel look. I would have expected that with a recommended wet mils of 2.8-5.6 that it would level out, but it does not, due to it drying so quick. With a recoat of 30 mins, I believe that an air assisted machine would be the better option. Airless is more difficult/tricky.
To answer you question, in Canada there is only 1 version of Breakthrough available, product # V51-410. This version of Breakthrough has recently been tested by PPG and they no longer recommend it for areas that will be touched by humans hands, for example cabinets, as the oils from your hands is making the paint soften and breakdown in certain conditions. Therefore they have edited the TDS to remove cabinets and handrails. This also applys to the US as well.
In the US they are recommending the other other version which is product #V50-410, for cabinets and handrails, which has more VOC's and is not affected by oils from your skin. This version is probably a year away from coming to Canada as there are different regulations regarding the labelling, then the US. We need to have french and english. PPG Canada is working on this.

So, hopefully this makes sense and now you know why I'm looking for another solution. Some people may suggest using Kem Aqua, but this is not an option has it is difficult to get here. Our multiple Sherwin Williams dealers in my area don't stock it and if they did it would be in 5 gallon pails.

The search and testing goes on.
Cheers,
JC

Offline Pnw painter

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Re: PPG Aquacron 200
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 11:34 AM »
Have you ever tried BM Scuff-X? I’ve found it to be an excellent product for trim packs. Easy to spray or brush. Dries fairly quickly. Dries to a hard finish much faster than most waterborne finishes, with exception of products such as Kem Aqua Plus and other waterborne lacquers.

Target Coating may be another option for you to consider. There are a lot of other brands such as Chemcraft, ICA, Gemini, ML Cambell, General Finishes, etc... that offer products that may be a good fit.




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