What’s the difference between your DIY and your cartridge products?
Spray Lining and Coatings
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Our pure polyurea product is the cartridge based product. This material cures in 1-2 minutes and requires a cartridge spray gun (we sell for about $525) along with other specific compressor and safety equipment. You may wish to view the instructions at: Polyurea RLA Spray Cartridge Instructions for more specifics. In general, the cost of application per sq. ft. per mil is similar to the DIY type products, so the profit margin is similar other than the small initial startup cost. This product has better performance than Rhino Linings and is similar to the standard Line-X bedliner. Using this material allows a professional applicator to do same day turnover, but any texturing is under the control of spray techniques, not by adjusting the product itself.
The DIY products have excellent performance and can be modified in texture, color, flexibility by adjusting the formula itself in addition to spray techniques. These products are very effective in applications such as yours, but are not the “true polyurea” Line-X bedliner material. In order to be DIY capable, they have an average pot life of 15-20 minutes after combining A and B products and are sprayed in small batches by texture hopper or HVLP spray gun. Air compressor requirements are only 8 cfm at 90 psi versus the absolute minimum of 10 cfm at 110 psi for the cartridge products. Main drawback is simply that for 80% cure, you will have to wait approximately 10-12 hours. We recommend 48 hours before general purpose use when applied as a bedliner. As a roof application such as for RVs, allowing to cure overnight is sufficient to deliver to your customer if doing professionally.