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Carbon Fiber top coat
Posted by: Pat Barnard (---.vctrcmta01.res.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: November 24, 2018 03:26PM

Has anyone used a different topcoat on a CF grip other than Permagloss? Thanks for the time.

Pat Barnard

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Re: Carbon Fiber top coat
Posted by: Mike Ballard (149.202.98.---)
Date: November 24, 2018 03:57PM

I have tried various top coating products but always come back to Permagloss. It is the hardest, lightest and clearest thing I have been able to find. Epoxy is too soft, for me anyway and yellows no matter what you do. I tried some exterior urethane and had reasonably good results with it but due to most of these products moving to water based formulas they are not as hard or durable as their earlier oil based predecessors.

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