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Chris Mittlesteadt

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Group buy of Warnex Paint
« on: July 26, 2004, 04:37:25 pm »

Hi Guys,
I am about to build 8 lab subs and I am rounding up materials.  In my search for paint, I saw that some of you had excellent results with Warnex. (www.wb-lacke.de)  Unfortunately, Warnex is manufactured in Germany and after contacting the manufacturer, I've found that there are currently no distribution channels in the USA.  They will allow me to import it, but I have to buy 12 pails each containing 7 gallons.  Obviously, this is more than I will need.  Is anyone interested in purchasing Warnex directly from me if I import the 12 pails minimum order?  Purchase price would be somewhere around $36 per gallon not including any shipping or importing expenses or tarrifs of any kind.  I will sell it for my cost only and I'm not interested in profit from this proposition.  If there is enough interest, I will further research the cost and repost.  Please let me know ASAP.

BTW I would probably order standard black.

Thanks,
Chris Mittlesteadt
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Craig Leerman

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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004, 08:14:56 am »

I'm not familiar with that paint, but I would assume that there would be something similar (if not as good or better) available here in the USA.  Many good products are available here including single and two part paint systems, epoxy paints, and even truck bed lining systems. I would think you could find something here and not have to order all that stuff from overseas!

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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 10:47:27 am »

Recently I talked to the local RHINO-LINER dealer.When they spray a truck bed, they apply it approx 1/4 inch thick.  Without seeing the lab box, they estimated $220.00 to spray the box.There are a few variables here that would effect their price. They could spray the coating as thin or heavy as you would want. They also said being it was plywood, they would have to put on a primer coat for the liner to stick to. In my opinion I think this course would give the boxes longer abuse life than just paint.
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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2004, 07:24:01 pm »

I have had good luck doing cabinets with truck bed liner. Just put on a coat of flat black first. You can buy it in roll-on too. Has some good sized chunks of rubber in it Smile Looks great and is really durable.
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Tom Herr

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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2004, 10:19:34 am »

I have built a lot of cabinets in my time and have tried many different types of coating. Rhino was my coating of choice for a long time. It is pretty tuff. Reasonable to patch when it ripps. And it will ripp. I have patched Rhino Liner a fair share of times.  The local shop charges $225.00 to spray the exterior.  
Now I use my own coating that is less expensive than rhino, tuffer, and I can apply it myself.

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Chris Mittlesteadt

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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2004, 10:37:30 am »

Hi Tom,
What paint/coating do you use?  Is it readily available?  What is the cost?  One of my concerns is the inevitable damage that the cabinets will suffer and the easy repair of such.

Thanks,
Chris
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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2004, 08:23:33 am »

PM me and we'll talk.
Tom
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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2004, 08:22:01 am »

I was at wal-mart the other day and saw some bedliner paint with the bumps -- I think it was $34.00 per gal.
Anyone tried it? is it any good?

Seems like alot cheaper than Rhino-bed or others they told me around $250.00 each (without seeing -- but I did draw picture and explain)
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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004, 08:52:36 am »

I tried it once on a small flat bed trailer. Looked ok for a couple months then started to flake. Not saying it wouldn't work well for speakers but after seeing how it performed on the trailer I wasn't willing to chance it on speakers.
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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2004, 11:14:50 pm »

I've been wondering about patching Line-x.  I've got a couple small tears in some cabs.  I tried emailing them to see what they recommend but their email address had problems.  Anybody have any suggestions?  

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Re: Group buy of Warnex Paint
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2004, 02:59:17 pm »

Warnex and Sherwin Williams Polane 700T are both water based acrylic products. Without seeing the exact chemical component mix all I could surmise is that the 700T would be very similar to Warnex. Polane 700T is also readily available in quantities as small as a gallon in the US. You can purchase it at a Sherwin Williams chemical coatings division shop - contact any Sherwin William store and they can tell you where the nearest chemical divison shop is located. Both products require a pressurized pot for texture coats so you won't need any more or less equipment. I have been using regular Polane-T for 8 years and have been very pleased with the results. My understanding is the 700T gives similar results with only a slightly less durable finish than it's solvent based older brother.
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