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Wetsuit Spray Applied Membrane

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March 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Tropical Roofer

Anybody familiar with it? It claims 80% cured in 3-seconds.

March 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Old School

Is it Urethane?

March 22, 2016 at 12:56 am

Vaa Fakaosifolau

No it's water based, one or two componant, depending on drying time you want. There is a Neptune co. here in NZ, but it looks pretty newly set up, all their case studies are from the USA. In the same league as KoldKing, any colour you want as long as it's black. Probably costs $100k to buy the rig, then you are at the mercy of the supplier of the material from then on. I'm doing a concrete roof right now, would be ideal for something like that or KoldKing, or Polyurea, trouble is it's only 15 squares (150m2)and it is the only concrete roof that big I have had for several years. I'm doing it the old school way, with bitumen rubber and chopped fibreglass matt.

April 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm

TomHay

Tropical Roofer Said: Anybody familiar with it? It claims 80% cured in 3-seconds.

There is a BIG difference from cure and dry to the touch.

Your average 100% solids Polyurea will dry to the touch in secounds with a cure time of 72 Hours. A big difference being after spray moisture (even in the air) will help the cure of Polyurea but take away the properties of an acrylic.

May 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Colpaw

We've experienced a big time failure of this product installed in the Mid Atlantic region.

I'd be happy to discuss.

May 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Vaa Fakaosifolau

Is it because the product is no good? or applicators are putting it on unsuitable substrates/existing surfaces.In my observations these types of products are prone to be used by the flybynighters (jacklegs) to make a quick buck. In many cases the product is great, just used in the wrong situations.

May 15, 2016 at 11:37 am

Old School

Cleanliness is right up there with Godliness on the coatings. With the Conklin system we clean the roof three times before any coatings go down, and if it has been a week or so, we do it again Nothing sticks well to a dirty surface. There are no shortcuts!

August 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm

GreenFrog

We have used this product, is expensive, but providing the product is fresh is good.

Understand there are major issues with the supplier however. The guys in New Zealand are the distributors for NZ and Australia are very knowledgeable and are very strict on QA. They have however had major issues with supplier through their poor quality control of product ( have not used this poor quality product) delays, and lack of support.

Have just seen the other posts and happy to discuss, as we have used this product on many projects.

August 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm

GreenFrog

Colpaw, would like to know your experience with Wetsuit.

December 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm

GreenFrog

Sorry for the delay in responding. We have used this product on existing roof work over Torchon membranes, TPO and rubber membranes. Also we had a large podium on concrete done with Wetsuit product and was good. The applicators are good, but advise issue with the supplier out of USA with product quality and backup. Understand from the Distributor this is true, and on a couple of containers sent into NZ and Australia, some or most of the product could not be used. Product we have used or had applied for us has been good, but takes 3/5 days to fully cure but against rain is about 1 or 2 minutes. Understand distributor is now sorting out with manufacturer. Let me know if can help further. Would like to know about your failure in Mid Atlantic. The distributor for NZ and Australia are very experienced and extremely have lots of knowledge, also have couple of other products we have used all been 100%

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