The CL100 water based cross-linker is a zero VOC chemical additive which can be used with all Emtech water based wood finishes. It is used to improve the appearance and resilience of water-based coats by coupling the resin molecules of the film forming finish into tighter, harder bonds when fully cured. This product offers an extended pot life and resin/catalyst reactivity in comparison to traditional acid catalysts
CL100 will remain active in water-soluble resin solutions up to 10 days after initial induction. Gelling and hardening is not likely if the cross-linked material is stored in a hermetic container or a pressurized fluid handling system.
Coatings cross-linked with CL100 cross-linker will provide an improved water, chemical abrasion and scratch resistance, as well as an improved adhesion to extreme substrates.
Add cross-linker to the final coat only.
Measure 2-5% of CL100 based on the quantity of water-based coating to be catalyzed. You can use the numbers below:
Gently stir the selected water-based coating while slowly adding the pre-measured CL100 into the coating. Continue to gently stir the cross-linker/coating mixture for 5 minutes. Allow the cross-linker/coating to react for a minimum of 30 minutes before using.
For best results premix cross-linker/coating 2-4 hours before applying. This will ensure optimum catalyst reaction time and flow/levelling performance of the coating during spray or brush applications.
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· Jul 2, 2020
I've used this now in the 5000 primer and the 6500 lacquer with great results. It seems to have hardened the primer nicely where I can sand it smooth and there's still plenty of primer left even on rounded corners. (Obviously you can still sand right through it but it's quite resilient with careful sanding). I would watch a 10-15 minute YouTube video as I was mixing the cl100 a little bit at a time and continuously stiring just to make sure I was super slow and careful so as to avoid any issues. Used these combos on a painted stair railing project with awesome results.
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