Low VOC Solvent vs Waterborne

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Curious what are the opinions of others between the two? From my experience I can say:

> Solvent is easier to spray, less expensive, and has a longer shelf life on a paint bank than waterborne.

If YOU were setting up a paint bank, did very low volume and mostly spot repairs and many outside, which would you choose?

Sidenote: The set-up is in CA and the solventborne is low VOC "compliant". Has anyone heard if these low VOC compliant solvent paints will continue or will they be going away? If a solvent system is chosen, I don't want to have to switch to waterborne in a few years.

If brands matter we are talking about Sherwin-Williams AWX waterborne vs their ATX solvent. THX

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:59 pm
toner life is about 6 months on water,

i would use solvent in a low volume shop
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:31 am
Avanti wrote:If YOU were setting up a paint bank, did very low volume and mostly spot repairs and many outside, which would you choose?

Exactly what we do in my shop, although the outside repairs are now done in a booth. I chose the Dupont Centari solvent system and wouldn't change for the world. It's fast, easy and flexible with low stockholding costs coming from the single range of tinters that can be used with various binders to create a variety of different paints.

I'm not sure that it is still available in North America but a few other paint companies do have similar systems.

Of course, for us, VOC isn't an issue, not being mandated here, but a low VOC basecoat is among the options that I have.

Combine that with RP guns for best transfer efficiency and you have a system that is economical as well.

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