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Re: "hydrocote" is spelled.....(?)


I provided you info about the product before, will quote again:

The supreme finish of all, short of polyester. A super tough, super hard,
non-yellowing polyurethane that is UV stable to meet the most demanding wood
surface protection, interior and exterior. Designed for finishing and
refinishing of all interior and exterior wood furniture, kitchen cabinets,
table tops, counter tops, office furniture, flooring, children's furniture
and toys, school desks, pews, bathroom fixtures and above waterline marine
woodwork. Highly versatile - apply by brush, spray or wipe on. Self-sealing
(for exterior application), or seal with our Clear Wood Sealer (for interior
application), if so desired."

I can't see any mention of "amber tone" in the the description (unless
crypted in a manner I can't understand), and the product I have / use is
perfectly neutral (both in the can and after application) and it absolutely
does not tint the image in any way.

Also, it dries completely in about 2-3 hours. Actually, the finish itself
hardens and loose its tackiness in about 30 minutes but since the paper is
humid after application, it takes another 1.5 - 2.5 hours to consider the
finished print completely dry.

IIRC, Don also was using / have tried Hydrocote -> maybe he can also share
his experience with this product. My experience is as stated above...


> From: Judy Seigel <jseigel@panix.com>
> Reply-To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
> Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 01:20:46 -0500 (EST)
> To: The List <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
> Subject: "hydrocote" is spelled.....(?)
> A couple of folks have taken pity on my ignorance and been kind enough to
> explain "Hydrocoat" (or is it "Hydrocote"?) ... They say it doesn't
> yellow, but are not in agreement about its other virtues. In any event, to
> show my appreciation (and my current connection) I went to the website.
> The mfr says it has an "amber tone."  That doesn't count as "yellowing"?
> Mfr also says it's "quick drying."  But a printer whose expertise I regard
> with awe says it took 7 days to dry.
> I reflect that god created all the heavens and earth in 7 days, so
> wonder if that could be hyperbole. I also wonder if anyone has tried
> diluted white shellac as a "varnish" for gum.  I did some early
> experiments that looked promising, but got sidetracked...
> Thanks in advance for info or opinion...
> J.