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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 08-28-2018 04:57 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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08-28-2018 04:57 PM

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I finally have my new shop together and might start actually building things.

I have sprayed Target EM6000 and mostly liked it. The biggest pain about it is availability.

I spoke to the GF rep at IWF, and it looks like Enduro Pre-Cat Lacquer is the closest analogue, and I can buy it locally. That can come in handy in a pinch. My last time with the EM6000 I ran completely out at the end, and would have needed to wait another week or more had I needed more. However, it was such a good product I’ll stay with it if I can’t find anything else better.

For anyone who has sprayed both, I’d be interested in any reflections on your experiences. I use shellac to get the kind of tone/tint/luster I want, and then the clear, waterborne topcoat.

Thanks, Charles

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 08-28-2018 05:04 PM

I appear to be wrong about local availability. I assumed Woodcraft and Rockler carrred it, but apparently not. I can get it more quickly from Amazon than I can EM6000 from target.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 09:44 PM

Charles, I love EM6000 but have a real issue with their distribution, or lack thereof. If you join their email list there are always 25% off coupons which cover the cost of shipping on gallons, but quarts are prohibitively expensive due to the cost of shipping, IMO. I haven’t tried the Enduro product, but I am more than willing to have you try some and report back. :)

-- Art

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 10:24 PM

I haven’t used both but have sprayed the Enduro pre-cat (gloss) using an HVLP gun with a fine tip and was happy with the results. It was the final coat over shellac on some cabinets in the laundry room. It sprayed well, didn’t effect the tint, and has held up well over the last couple of years.

Greg

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 12:41 PM

Let me know what you find out. I just got into spraying the Target Coatings products earlier this year (actually, largely based on your and Art’s recommendations) and am interested in the outcome. Something to consider: with the frequent coupons, the EM6000 is a little more economical than the Enduro price on Amazon. Additionally, Target really packs their products nicely, but I’ve heard iffy things re finish products arriving damaged when ordered through Amazon.

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 12:50 PM

I’m less inclined to go to the GF product now that I find out that neither Rockler nor Woodcraft carry it. I was hoping I could just run out and get some in a pinch.

I don’t always plan well . . .

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 08-30-2018 12:55 PM

I suspect Charlse you will need to get the gf product and do the comparison for us. While EM6000 is great IMO there could be comparable or even better products available. I have to have any of the better wb finishes shipped to me and a day or 2 difference hasnt made a difference for me.

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