The title?... I'll get to that in a minute.
I missed an evening already by neglecting to pick up some thinner for the Primekote 2 part system. I picked up some additional quart kits of the same system for inventory. (extra)
I opened the gallon can part A and it just looked soo thick. I have painted many, MANY times with a 2 part system before and none ever looked this thick (you know i'm going down a nasty road already) I attempted to pour some out into a measuring cup and then added the hardener agent in the right amount. I stirred... and stirred... and stirred. It was like a pudding texture, not a way to describe and expensive 2 part epoxy primer. I thought perhaps the thinner being necessary had something to do with it so i added a small amount....
How can I word this to convey my emotion at that instant.... Horror.The pudding mixture almost instantly took on a .. bread dough texture and on top of that was not at all mixing with the thinner! no amount of stirring would change that. An I stirred, almost in a panic, willing it even to mix and miraculously turn back into paint... but alas... All I ended up with was a bowl of thinner with a blob of white clay in the middle... Frustration is at a all time high for this project. I put it aside and attribute this to old primer kit... what else could it be.
I luckily had picked up several quart kits of the same stuff and when I opened the quart can I had an idea I was on the right track. A little stir and it was like a thick house paint. I tossed the whole lot into a mixing tub and added the hardener. As I stirred it took on the nice consistency of a high quality primer... much better. Time to add some thinner for measure.
I just witnessed my second batch turn into a lump of clay. So that's about $70 worth of paint I just turned into a blob. Frustration has now hit an unprecedented level not reached since Marine Atlantic "lost" my ferry booking on Christmas eve 1997. Or when I blew my engine on the 3 year old P.O.S Ford Escort in the middle of my family vacation 1999. What could I do in face of such carnage? I walked away... I walked out into my green house and began to water my tomatoes. My wife came by and asked knowingly what was wrong? I couldn't answer her, I had no answer yet. Once again the gods conspire to prevent me from painting my boat.
This is what the quart kit looked like before the thinner was added.
Time:... An eternity.
It's a first in this build to hit this "uncomfortable" level.