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    Catalyzing finishes

    This is for the guys who catalyze.
    I reading you always catalyze before adding reducer after which I would like to know; do you want 5 - 10 minutes before spraying ?

    Just wondering because I sprayed with in a minute of mixing and got spitting.
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    catalyze???
    Yes, I did use a dictionary. It said: "to act upon by catalysis".
    Oh, that really helped a lot....not.
    I know I'm forgetting something from high school chemistry. So, I forgot.
    Help me out.
    And, please, also explain how you "reduce" a catalysis. But only if it's permitted on FW.
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    Frank when I know I will tell ya. We need a chemist to explain.
    I just use the product and follow the directions and if they don't work I test them for getting better results then what the book engineers know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Frank when I know I will tell ya. We need a chemist to explain.
    I just use the product and follow the directions and if they don't work I test them for getting better results then what the book engineers know
    I have actually taken college level chemistry also. Remember less of that than hs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    I chuckle at the fact he has written about "understanding" finishes.
    While that column sorta explains the question, it is more of a fall asleep during the lecture disertation than an explanation for the average guy.
    But, thanks, it does answer the question.
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