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What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Michael Tarr (143.59.156.---)
Date: January 26, 2019 03:30PM

I’m familiar with the regular and high build pro kote but I’ve been thinking of trying flexcoat. The question I have is flexcoat better or the same? Or is there a different brand I should use?

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 03:38PM

I have used flexcoat for many many years and I have never had a single bad result from its use.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 26, 2019 05:02PM

They're all good. They vary in pot life, viscosity, etc., but all are good. You just have to find the one that you like the best.

If you are looking for an epoxy that is idiot proof, you won't find it.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 05:19PM

Every builder has their favorite for various reasons.
I like the ThreadMaster "regular" - not the light.
I experienced some cracking at the guide feet-tips using the FlexCoat product.
Herb

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 05:41PM

I initially thought he was referring to the epoxy's for gluing reel seats etc.... but he's talking about thread finish apparently , probably one of the most asked questions in rod building history , almost as popular as " Whats the best rod" . There's is no best , there is only whats best for each individual and they rarely ever always agree.


The below may help you out :

[www.rodbuilding.org]

[www.rodbuilding.org]

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 05:53PM

i use flex coat and threadmaster on three badly abused flip rods over many years and still no cracks..i attribute this to the forhan locking wrap..if the toe of the guide moves cracks will happen and the toe moves because the eye is moving..that,s where all the leverage is located..the locking wrap keeps the eye very stable..

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 07:05PM

I use D-2, about to try Threadmaster Lite.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Michael Tarr (143.59.156.---)
Date: January 26, 2019 08:12PM

Thanks for the links, I guess these questions get asked over and over.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: larry basilio (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 10:01PM

Flex coat for me

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: January 26, 2019 11:53PM

I really like threadmaster and threadmaster lite depending on what I'm trying to accomplish. I am relatively new to building so take it with a grain of salt but I have had zero issues.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: Drew Pollock (---.201-34-174.ftth.swbr.surewest.net)
Date: January 27, 2019 12:06AM

Yeah, the same questions. It's the same stuff. Me personally, I have used ProCoat, FlexCoat and Threadmaster. I'm not sure why, but Threadmaster Lite is my go to. But FlexCoat Lite is also very good, as is the ProCoat. It's hard to go wrong here. All epoxy is the same basic chemistry, so find one with the kinetics you like and build with it. FlexCoat has the best videos. Their videos are great and enough to tip the scales that direction if you are interested.

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Re: What’s the best epoxy?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: January 27, 2019 12:47AM

Michael Tarr Wrote:
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> Thanks for the links, I guess these questions get
> asked over and over.



Oh , i wasn't trying to make you feel bad for asking the question so i hope you didn't take it that way , it was just an observation. If you would like to read more about what epoxies the forum members prefer and why they prefer it check out page 2 & 3 in the below link :

[www.rodbuilding.org]

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