Glidden Gripper vs PPG gripper

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Re: Glidden Gripper vs PPG gripper

Postby GPW » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:17 am

Fish … WOW !!! That's a LOT of information !!! We’ll have to read through that more than a few times to only partially comprehend . :o
But , There ya’ go !!! The real Truth of what’s happening !!! 8)

Big Thanks Fish !!! Guys , seems like the bottom line is , if you really like the Gripper original , better stock up … it's out there somewhere … for now …
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Re: Glidden Gripper vs PPG gripper

Postby John61CT » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:40 pm

If it turns out that the new version PPG Gripper is not as good as the original Glidden Gripper, this is my current top choice research candidate

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I'm looking at a moisture-cured polyurethane aluminum filled paint called Aluthane.

From a private-label coatings chemist, Paul Oman, MS, MBA -- NACE (National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers), SSPC (Soc. of Protective Coatings) aka "Professor Epoxy"

real character but super customer-service oriented, 603-435-7199

his company called Epoxy Products.

A excellent primer, very adhesive to almost any surface, will completely encapsulate the foam + canvas like an epoxy primer

and can also be a very tough top-coat if you like the color, over a rough surface comes up shiny.

Used on industrial vehicles and restorers, water tanks, train cars, engines, bridges, boats etc. Specifically also wooden decks and floors, pilings & piers, underwater no problem.

https://www.epoxyproducts.com/dataaluthane.pdf

https://www.epoxyproducts.com/aluthane.html

I realize this is not a cheap product in the original spirit of Glidden's "hardware-store primer".
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Re: Glidden Gripper vs PPG gripper

Postby GPW » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:00 am

Wow!!! Serious stuff !!! :o :thumbsup: Thanks John !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Glidden Gripper vs PPG gripper

Postby zzzizxz » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:44 pm

I'm interested in that aluminum paint, or other options. Definitely looking to hear what other people have found.

Personally, I wish I hadn't used PPG gripper. The areas I used it have not stuck as well as the spots I used Glidden. It just isn't as good, and I have had more issues with bubbling than I think I should.

Hindsight being so good and all, I don't think I would recommend the new version to anyone. Just my thoughts.
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