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REPLACEMENT FOR EPOXY PAINT SYSTEM

(2003)

Q. GENTLEMEN, I AM LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT MATERIAL FOR A TWO PART EPOXY PAINT SYSTEM. IT WAS PRODUCED BY PETIT PAINTS AS A HOBBY PAINT AND SOLD UNDER THE NAME "HOBBY POXY". WE USE THIS IN OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS TO SPRAY ON (STENCIL) AMPERAGE RATING ON OUR LINE OF EPOXY MOLDED INSTRUMENT TRANSFORMERS. THE EPOXY SURFACE IS VERY HARD AND MOST OTHER PAINTS WE HAVE TRIED JUST SIT ON THE SURFACE AND CAN BE SCRATCHED OFF WITH A FINGER NAIL. THE "HOBBY POXY" MATERIAL WILL BOND OR ETCH TO THE SURFACE OF THE TRANSFORMER AND ONCE CURED IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE. THE "TACK" TIME IS VERY QUICK, 1 T0 2 MINUTES AND IT CAN BE HANDLED. THE REAL PROBLEM WE ARE FACED WITH IS FINDING A MATERIAL THAT WILL STICK TO THE EPOXY SURFACE.

I FOUND YOUR PRODUCT IN A GOOGLE SEARCH. DO YOU THINK IT MIGHT WORK IN THIS APPLICATION AND IF SO WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO GET A SAMPLE. WE USE YELLOW AND WHITE IN THE PROCEDURE.

WE ARE LOCATED IN NEW BEDFORD MA THANKS, GEORGE HIGGINS PURCHASING MANAGER

GEORGE HIGGINS
- NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts


November 17, 2016

A. Hobby Poxy was a great line...

Klass Kote may be the substitute you seek if you have not already found a replacement.

It is not indicated when your question was asked and since Hobby Poxy paints and adhesives are gone some years ago it is likely this is now a moot point. Didn't Petit Paints make Hobby Poxy and they are still in business and serve the marine industry. Government regulation caused the Hobby Poxy and K&B epoxy paints to disappear/go away.

David Martin
- Blountville, Tennessee USA

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