DATEC;n79197 said:as far as the static on the peanuts, I wonder if the anti-static spray for cloths would work when unboxing? I'll have to try that on my next order.
Charlie D;n79059 said:Barry,
We spoke the other day on the phone and I asked you about a problem I had several months ago with the epoxy primer and activator not inducing correctly. After 30 minutes, there was a thick black film on top and a pretty thick layer of solids on the bottom of the cup. You said you had tweaked the dispersant some and it took care of it.
About the time I was having the problem someone started a post about having the same problem but it never got much traction. I felt I should post to the thread to say I was having trouble also. I did not because I perceive the forum is very Barry-friendly. If a bad batch of anything gets through quality control and no one points it out it may be some time before word gets back to you. In the mean time if an individual on the fence of using SPI products or some other brand has a bad experience they may go the other route. If I am wrong about the constructive criticism not getting back to you then I just do not know the facts and apologize. If I ever have a problem with any of your products in the future I will let you know ASAP. By the way, the last two quarts of epoxy primer have inducted just fine.
Best comparison, I can give!
The cheaper and less solids a clear is the easier and better it will spray but shops don't use them for long as they don't last.
Rarely does a shop complain but do home painters who don't have a good filtration system or not enough air pressure at wall will tend to have problems if sprayed to wet..
When I test a batch, I spray wet like a clear coat and then on one panel slam 2 more coats non stop and I don't get the pin holes, BUT air at wall is 157 air at gun with trigger pulled is 28 be it my Iwata or sata.
PPG LF sprays very nice and easy but no solids and drys fast and as i hear everyday, you can wash it off a week down the road.
Yeah, I don't really understand why separation in the cup would necessarily indicate a problem. I see this especially with reduced epoxy, but never gave it a thought, and it's never affected the quality of the work afaik, just make sure it's stirred before spray time.Bob Hollinshead;n79211 said:that separation within 30 minutes is normal in my opinion-always been that way. Mix it up, let it set, then mix it up again before you fill your cup.
Barry;n79086 said:Funny thing you all may not know!
This company was started about 1992 with just two different bed-liners.
This has turned into a very small part of the business but takes up a lot of room and the materials used to make it are time consuming and unsafe.
On top of that, its a money loser as we get newbees that don't read the instructions until after they spray it and I usually give them a replacement.
I should have discontinued four years ago but could not bring myself to do it, best thing I have ever done.
Outlaw;n79461 said:Barry, now that you have stepped up to the plate and let everyone take a shot at you, what are your conclusions based on the input you got? Seems to me you should be pretty proud of your company and the way you run it.
AndyK;n79185 said:Regarding the peanuts, has anyone noticed them being any better or any worse in the last month or so? Reason I ask is we switched vendors due to a QC issue with our previous vendor.
Believe it or not, these are anti-static at one point in their lives, but when packing them around metal cans and the tumbling end over end down miles of conveyors then bouncing up and down in trucks and trailers for a thousand miles, they build up static again.
We had a packaging specialist in here a couple weeks ago and we really don't have any feasible options with the size and weight of the products we have. If we shipped ithings, we'd have better solutions.
rusty428cj;n79472 said:I received an order today and the peanuts did not stick to me or the cans like the used to.