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Old 01-26-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Beware of off brand repackaged Acrylic-R

Got some acryl-r from airstream supply out of Utah, applied it two weeks ago. It's been at 70 degrees since and is still tacky to touch. They won't help.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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I just received some from them as well, but haven't used it. Why would you say that it's repackaged and not the real thing? It would be stupid of them to do it
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:06 PM   #3
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After you apply it wipe clean with an alcohol based cleaner at the edge. Sucks the moisture right out of it.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:10 PM   #4
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My experience is that the product is not what it once was. I have used acryl r on a previous AS and worked fine. I put it on stripped cleaned aluminum seams an am on week two at 70 degrees and still tacky to the touch. Here is a picture of what I bought and what I had kept for years. Different packaging and if you do want to use it make sure you do a test first. Could be I got a bad batch but will never know. Click image for larger version

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The old product is on the left. The new stuff is on the tight. The difference is why I think it's repackaged
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The company has changed hands, and they probably reformulated the product slightly.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:56 PM   #7
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Please test prior to use.
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I bought a can of the "new" 18 months ago. It was way thicker than what I expected based on what I had read from others. I used it just today. It was almost too thick to pump.
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Must the new "environment friendly" compound, I can't buy original contact cement in California. They are changing auto paint too.
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The two products pictured are from different companies that have similar, yet legally different, chemical formulations. S-M is Schnee-Moorehead which produces and distributes their own version. Chembar is a specialty chemical distribution company that sells products sourced from LORD (as well as Dow Corning, HB Fuller, Devcon, Bostik, and others) with Chembar’s name on the label.
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So, who sells the good stuff?
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:24 PM   #12
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Acryl R like salt water taffy

Iím glad I found this thread. It explains a lot.
My first can of Acryl R worked great, wicked in like itís supposed to. The new can I got a year or so ago has been sticky and so hard to deal with, no more wicking, and dirt ends up sticking to it making it look awful.
Iím still trying to make it work. Iíve resealed where the awning attaches which is a tiny area. Best way Iíve found is to tape the area off, apply an inch or two and IMMEDIATELY tool it before applying more. It doesnít wick in anymore, so what you apply is what you get. Sometimes it works, and other times the tape pulls it away when I remove it. So annoying.
If anyone knows a source for the old formula Iíd love to hear where to buy it.
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