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Anyone use flattening agent in coatings?

We are once again taking a path not travelled and releasing a top-of-the-line flattening agent that is 100% in strength and still in its orginal powder (looks like Peruvian marching powder from the Miami Vice days) form.

Most, if not all, readily available flattening agents in the automotive aftermarket are in liquid form (powder is disolved in acetone) and they are usually around 15-20% in strength. A typical quart of this stuff runs $30-$44 and they are notorious for evaporating before the typical shop can use the quart.

Our 100% strength powdered flattening agent will come in a full gallon can and sell for $43.95 to the shop and shelf life should be a non-issue. I'm working on the tech sheet and the label as we speak.

This flattening agent can be used in basecoat, clears, single stages even hardwood floor polyurethanes to make anything from a low-sheen to a perfectly flat finish.

We'll see. We can always cut it with acetone and be like everyone else but the test shops seem to be raving about it.
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It's awsome to have someone out there trying new things. Too many times in the commercial and industrial world everyone follows the "it's the way it's always been done" theory. New can mean better. Sounds awsome and good luck. Chris

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Thanks! We estimate this gallon will do what 8 quarts of pre-diluted product will do.
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