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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:15 pm 
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Valued RPM Wood Finishes Group Customers,
The RPM Wood Finishes Group continues to absorb significant price increases across the entirety of our raw material portfolio. As a result, a general price increase of 22% on products will go into effect July 4, 2022. Aerosol products will increase 12% effective July 4, 2022. The current 12% surcharge will be removed.

We want to assure you that we have and will continue to work hard to manage these costs and challenges. Our global Procurement and R&D teams are aggressively engaged in securing raw materials, even at elevated prices, to ensure the continued availability of the products you count on for your production facilities. Also, our manufacturing facilities have been operating on 6-day work weeks to ensure the outflow of products and keeping our delivery times as close to normal as possible. If these uncontrollable issues impact the production of your products, we will notify you immediately.

We certainly understand that this will have an impact on you and your customers. As always, the RPM Wood Finishes Group remains committed to providing quality products, with exceptional service at competitive prices. We appreciate your partnership through these unprecedented and volatile times. Your local RPM Wood Finishes Group Representative will contact you soon to update the product pricing specific to your operation.

Thank you for your business. Sincerely,


Ouch.

The good news is they removed the surcharge for shipping etc. that went on top of last year's price increase, and the raw materials are still largely US sourced.

The boys at Greenridge spent a bit of cash over the last couple months and have about 5 years of high use rate materials and supplies on hand, plus anything coming out of China that does not have an alternate source. Something about the pandemic speeding up the timeline by three years and the recent unpleasantness effectively taking a few more years off the clock.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:10 pm 
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found akzo lacquer a true instrument lacquer Martin is using this and shirwinn williams lacquer I about gave up on mohawk I am a dealer for them and I can just don't think they have the quality of other lacquers

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:08 pm 
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bluescreek wrote:
found akzo lacquer a true instrument lacquer Martin is using this and shirwinn williams lacquer I about gave up on mohawk I am a dealer for them and I can just don't think they have the quality of other lacquers


Where can I get the Akzo Lacquer?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:00 pm 
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Wurth company industrial supply

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Do you have a part number or any other identifying code for the lacquer? My local Wurth distributor doesn’t seem to carry anything under the name “azko”…


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:47 am 
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One more question John, how does it compare to the old McFadden lacquer? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:24 pm 
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Josh, the name is AkzoNobel coatings.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:09 pm 
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So far this is the best lacquer I have used. It is a true instrument lacquer it polishes well
sands nice and it works with Devilbiss SriPro and may Fugi semipro gun

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