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MLC new post-cat primer


For those of you who are using MLC product
They will be phasing out clawlock 2 and it's been replaced with kwik claw
Still a 10:1 ratio catalyst
It is a fast drying primer, ready to sand in 30 minutes
When I asked my supplier if they had any,he said yes and gave me a gallon to try it
I did last week
It does dry very fast.after drying the surface felt pretty gritty but when I hit it with 220 it got very smooth!
And it didn't take much to sand
The specs says to thin 20% but I felt like it was a bit much
It got very thin,so I will call and talk with my sales rep and see what he says about that
Other than that it seems to be a good product

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10/23/21       #2: MLC new post-cat primer ...
Leo G Member

Here is the PDF for the PI sheet for Kwik Claw

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10/23/21       #3: MLC new post-cat primer ...
Leo G Member

It doesn't actually say how much time to pass before sanding. Only that it is quick to sand.

10/25/21       #4: MLC new post-cat primer ...
Daniel Shafner Member

20 - 30 minutes recoat time indicates that the material should also be ready for sanding, no?

I prefer Level Sealer with colorant added if I want a high build, quick drying catalyzed primer.

12/6/21       #5: MLC new post-cat primer ...

How would this compare, dry film build wise, to say CODA primer? I'm currently using CODA interior primer for all my important priming needs as I've found it has the best build I could find between clawlock, level, etc.

12/6/21       #6: MLC new post-cat primer ...
Daniel Shafner Member

Jacob, I don't read in the tech sheet for the Coda primer that it should sit under anything other than a Coda topcoat. Are you using this primer with conversion varnish topcoats? How much do you pay for a gallon of the Coda primer?

12/6/21       #7: MLC new post-cat primer ...

I have been using it under turino, clawlock, stealth, krystal. I haven't had any issues with the CVs over coda. (I haven't used any CODA clear products, just the primer.)
My local sales rep and his product technical boss - don't know his actual title - but they have both informed me that I'm safe and have no need to worry about the CVs going over CODA primer.

I've been using this combination for just over a year so far and I really like the results I'm getting with it. The CODA primer sands incredibly smooth, much smoother than any primer I've ever used. I paint plenty of MDF CNC-machined cabinet doors and the fill from the CODA is impressive in the machined areas.

Pricing is like 10% more than what I pay for Clawlock I think? All I can remember is that it's marginally more expensive. Not a ton but still more expensive and my supplier is only able to get it to me in the 2.5 gal pales.

I shot a text message to my rep today about this new Kwik Claw Clawlock and he called me back to tell me that's the new product they are getting trained on today. I asked him to let me know what he thinks, says he's going to throw a sample free gallon my way to try.

He expects it to be thin and good for non-porous flat surfaces. I guess we'll see, unless someone reading this has any experience with it yet?

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