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Clean up
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 01:39PM

My 17 year old son just finished his first build after attending the Mud Hole class (which by the way was exellent). He did a great job with the only cosmetic flaws were around the winding checks. He did a split grip with no foregrip with 3 rubber winding checks at transition points. It looked pretty good after cleanup but when the epoxy dried it took on a shiny appearance around the slight cracks and seals giving it a little noticeable not so clean look. He hasn't applied the finish yet and the question is would applying prokote over the winding checks alleviate the look or would you not worry and file it away in the experience of the first build. He is a little on the perfectionist side looks mean everything for him. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Clean up
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 05:42PM

I personally never put finish on any of the winding checks. Normally, they look perfect with no finish applied to the checks.

Good luck

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Re: Clean up
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 06:47PM

Yes, you can apply ProKote to rubberl checks, I don't follow your "shiny appearance around the slight cracks and seals." Nonetheless, the dull, black rubber check will be a deep, semi-gloss black with epoxy applied.

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Re: Clean up
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 08:50PM

I always encapsulate the black rubber/vinyl checks with wrap epoxy, leaving a nice, smooth, small curved filet, high gloss from the finish, and very classy. Much classier than a check left without finish. I have never had one check or split, but if they did, well under the finish, it probably would not be that apparent.

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