Hello Everyone, I am a Mountmaker-Conservation Crate Builder-Installer currently based in Sydney, Australia. (first time using this forum).
I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me the grade/model of plascoat, that is commonly used for hot dipping, mount armatures? According to Robert Fuglestad's list it's used in the U.S. as well.
The type I am looking at purchasing is PPA_571, is this the right stuff? According to the Australian distributor it is available in white Color number 110 and Black 700
Is this also available in a clear? If so do any of you know the color number for the clear?
After searching this forum I think I answered the question regarding the clear...vitroguard 12, However I was unable to find this product on the plascoat website, Is the Vitroguard produced by another manufacturer?
Any tips/advice would be most welcome.
Thanks Nathan Pharaoh www.pharaohfineart.com
Andrew Foster 2/4/14
Hi Nathan,the stuff we use down here is called Cotene 4610, its a LLDPE available through ICO Courtney, Now ICO polymers i think, in Dandenong We have used black and grey, not sure about a clear. Can be easily scorched depending on how you apply. Let me know how you go. Give me a call, 0414 857 324 cheers Andrew from POD Melbs
Giles Storey - Royal Armouries
PLASCOAT LDPE Black 700 is the best one really, its cheaper than the PPA 571.
They do make a clear version, I've been playing with a sample for a while, but it's difficult to get it to apply without discolouring as soon as you run a flame over it.
Re: [mountmaking-forum] Re: Plascoat PPA571? Use a heat gun instead of open flame on the clear and you should have no problem with discoloration.
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