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by Matthew Szostak
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

The FAQ here https://www.targetcoatings.com/faq/ at Target Coatings says you ought to be okay with shipping in winter. So it does! That may be a game-changer. Can EM6000 be brushed or padded? "Official" instructions only indicate spraying. I'll only be applying finish to small ancillary items, and ...
by Matthew Szostak
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Good to know Bob. My problem now, other than probably having to buy a pint or even quart of finish when I only actually need about a tablespoon, is finding some. I worry about mail ordering anything, shipping to Maine this time of year presents a real risk of freezing - which I'm pretty sure is not ...
by Matthew Szostak
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Good question. As for KTM, for a general answer, I'm going to go with "less than 10 years..." ;)
by Matthew Szostak
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Nope. It's not hardening off correctly. A few coats following my usual routine results in a finish that still feels slightly soft 24 hours later. A good dig with my fingernail, and I can peel bits off, right back down to the wood.

Does this sound typical of "expired" finishes of this nature?
by Matthew Szostak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Thanks Bob - I'll check it out. I've actually still got some KTM that seems workable - I'll do some scrap tests to see if it's still viable. I don't need to do a complete instrument, just a few small "accessory" bits. The frustrating part is the idea of having to buy "large" quantities of finish and...
by Matthew Szostak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Re: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Hmm... looks like my "local" shop won't be able to help me after all...
by Matthew Szostak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

KTM-9 - compatible waterbased substitute?

Hi all - it's been many years since I've posted here. I've got an instrument in progress which I'm hoping to finish after years of inaction. The wood body has KTM-9 finish on it. I have to finish a few bits to match, and I'd also like to have something on hand in case I need to fix any finish issues...