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GrindandCoat's picture
GrindandCoat

just finished a small job in fiji. smal kitchen. was a nightmare to install. 95 % humidity, scorching sun, boilng hot substrate. I was going to go for a PAP but importing into fiji where i now live is difficult and they would not allow me to unless it was in glass tubes or something crazy. Very fortunate that i did not use a pap as i was supposed to have a 1 hour potlife on the epoxy but because of the weather and the heat etc even that was only workable for max 5 mins!!! no jokes. used Rhino linings epoxy on this one, FYI they were very helpfull company to deal with.

Lindy A.'s picture
Lindy A.
For ALL CONDITIONS to be FAR

For ALL CONDITIONS to be FAR LESS than IDEAL  your experience, coating/sealer knowledge in relation to environmental conditions, and always listening to that little voice in your head that allowed you to develop the best plan of action definetely led to successful prestine end result ... this is what dictates the difference between the PRO's (such as you) and novice's that have not yet had to face and conquer the same.

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Lindy A.
On another note, shipping

On another note, shipping frequently makes no sense ... example: UPS and FEDEX (small package division) requires that a 5 gallon pail be put in a 5 gallon size box.  They have enough problems getting liquid content from point A to point B without damage to heavy ridig plastic or strong metal 5 gallon pails without  container damage and leaking ... common sense would dictate to leave it in the pail with handle that the handling and delivery person can grap onto in order carry it as well as to see "which end is UP" (lid on top side, dah); but no, they insist 5 gallon pail be placed in a box that they frequently lay on the side of box (ignoring "arrows that show which way is up or TOP)  resulting in the pail getting crushed and popping open (you can clearly see the SIDE of the box was crushed when they attempt deliver of a messy/crushed on side box), then we find ourselves or shipper playing the "CLAIMS" game that they 99% of the time state "claim denied due to improper packaging" (this is maddening and erronous since it was shipped as per THEIR guidelines/mandates); sometimes I manage to get a claim paid but it is the exception and rarely the rule..  A box for several 1 gallon containers makes sense, but a box for a 5 gallon pail DOESN'T.  As for your statement about "GLASS" are they "stark raving certifiable NUTS" (anyone could see the writing on the wall as to glass containers arriving in solid/non-cracked or distoryed condition ... whoever the company or importer/exporter that has this shipping standard should be declared mentally insane.  

GrindandCoat's picture
GrindandCoat
i agree, glass tubes?? made

i agree, glass tubes?? made no sense to me. The only problem is that this country is so backwards in terms of common sense its hard to discribe, so i wont bother!!. then there are import duty rates which vary from 0 to 35% on your resin cost plus shipping, then another 15 VAT !!, i was lucky enought to have the rhino linning product classed as an industrial liner which wasnt on their books so i didnt have to pay any duties. A friend of mine got whacked with a 35 % duty because his TDS from a different supplier said Epoxy Paint. lots of stupid little things like that here in Fiji.

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Nice job you have done. What

Nice job you have done. What else do you love to do? I have plenty of works to offer if you are creative enough.

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GrindandCoat
thanks for the offer, im

thanks for the offer, im flattered, but living in fiji it will be rather difficult for me to work anywhere that you may live, as i am betting you live else where?, cheers tho mate.