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MDC lacquers

Unread postby dietrich10 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:05 am

Has anyone been able to get these direct from Japan?
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby mossboss » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:13 pm

Don't even bother
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby piaptk » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:01 pm

From what I understand they buy a lot of their stock from Apollo...
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby Greg Reierson » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:14 pm

I would be extremely surprised if that were true. MDC don't look or sound like the Apollo I was buying a few years ago.

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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby concretecowboy71 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:54 am

Always been a pain to get these in a quantity that I need. No way these come from Apollo. Different color, smell and the cut totally different.
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby emidisc » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:25 am

concretecowboy71 wrote:Always been a pain to get these in a quantity that I need. No way these come from Apollo. Different color, smell and the cut totally different.

better or worse would you say?
they do have a UK distributor I see
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby concretecowboy71 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:20 am

Several plating shops and cutters seem to prefer them. I like them when I can use them. To me they seem a bit "softer"and the grooves tend to look cleaner under the scope.

I just cannot get them fast enough.
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby Greg Reierson » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:36 am

I switched because they are quieter. I agree they seem softer. Have to be careful with groove echo.
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby mossboss » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:40 am

Lacquers are not known for consistency. Mdc, transco, Apollo, etc all do come softer harder etc.
the process simply does not allow for it
The comments here are valid of course we have been using all of these for many years after 10k plus sides hard to tell what's what better worst preferred etc.
all pros here know there are differences within a box of them let alone a brand. At the end of the day we do better than Henry's you can have any colour you want so long it is black. We have black and not so black.
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Re: MDC lacquers

Unread postby jjgolden » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:29 pm

I agree with Mossy here. A bad batch to me has always been defined as imperfections with the disc & coating, not necessarily the lacquer compound itself.
If the chip doesn't pick up, you make some adjustments to the suction strength or the tube etc…

Discs that are bent, have bubbles, aluminum specks in the lacquer, unevenly coated etc…. these are the issues that affect us daily on a per box basis.

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