Same product, new name?

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Old 03-28-19, 07:48 PM
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Exclamation Same product, new name?

Just returned from our company’s product fair, where our vendors set up a booths and provide us with new info on current and up coming products.

Looks like the Rustolium deck restorer is being re-formulated and re-marketed. It will now be branded as 6X and 20X. It will be a three step procedure. Wash, pre-treat, with their product and apply the ?X material. They are making it very clear that this material is only meant to give an an old beat up deck another year or two of extra life.

They apparently think there is still some life in this product.
 
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Old 03-28-19, 08:40 PM
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They apparently think there is still some life in this product.
Of course. There are vats of that stored somewhere just waiting to be delivered with a new name.
 
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Probably need to rebrand it to try and avoid all the class action lawsuits that will be forthcoming.
 
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And I think there's a (small) market for it where people need another year or two from the existing decking while they either save up for or design the new deck which is needed. Problem is that it got sold and used way outside of that niche.
 
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I agree that type of deck coating would be ok for the final paint job before the deck is to be replaced ..... only sometimes projects get put off and I suspect that type of coating would fail quicker on a deck it poor shape. I'd never recommend that type of coating for a wood deck.
 
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I can see a coating surviving on a properly prepared substrate in good condition. I don't know how they ever expected a thick coating to survive on something like wood that frequently expands and contracts a lot. Then when they recommend putting it over wood that's old, cracked and in poor condition it just doesn't pass the smell test. It's almost the modern incarnation of snake oil or wonder elixir that cures all.
 
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A thick coating will make an old worn deck look real nice ..... until the coating fails
 
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I was about to argue and bring up all those points but thought better of it. I seem to have a bit of a reputation at corporate. The less I say the better.
 
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Yeah, I've learned the hard way at the office to keep my mouth shut and let them be wrong....
 
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