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Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: Patrick Neary (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 13, 2020 06:58PM

I'm a novice builder. Some of my initial rods have epoxy on the guides that now looks terrible, uneven, pinholes, some bubbles, etc. I'd like to go back over the rods and improve the finish on the epoxy. The rods have 2 coats on already. Is this 3rd "corrective" coat possible? If so, any recommendations or tricks of the trade to know on going over older epoxy?

ALso, Is there a better brush to use for epoxy than the el cheapo's you get from Mudhole? Can you clean the epoxy off and reuse?

Do you folks recommend a lite or high build epoxy?

Appreciate the help.

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 13, 2020 07:17PM

You can add coats of epoxy any time. Use a abrasive pad to dull the surface. Just a little. Better to use lite rather than high build since it already has epoxy on it. All I use is lite. I like square tip artist's brushes from Hobby Lobby, never the cheapos you mentioned.

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: June 14, 2020 01:31AM

Just a tid bit about cheep O brushes some, people like my self don't use brushes at all ,

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: June 14, 2020 09:39AM

Patrick,
No point in adding another layer of epoxy to make the rod heavier.

As time went by, after first starting to build, I had the same issue. i.e I was not pleased with the appearance of some of my first rods.

So, I went to each rod, stripped off each guide, cleaned up the epoxy by using a single edged razor blade held at 90 degrees to the blank and re wrapped the guides.

Then, added finish in the new improved method that I had learned from experience and enjoyed the new appearance of the rods.

Take care

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: June 15, 2020 10:59AM

Patrick

10-4 on the cheap brushes, our brushes are disposable but great quality. We have them made domestically for higher quality. The bristles are extra fine and cut to ?" to work as a squeegee to easily control the flow of the finish.

Here is a short video demo:

[www.youtube.com]

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: Patrick Neary (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 15, 2020 01:01PM

William,
Thanks for your reply but, mysteriously, you also neglected to say what you use instead of a brush! I'd love to know how you apply epoxy without one. Thanks again, Pat

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Re: Can you add another coat of epoxy weeks after the first coats?
Posted by: Fred Yarmolowicz (---)
Date: June 16, 2020 02:20PM

I use a spatula. Learned from the one and only Ralph O’Quinn how to do it. Faster and cleaner than a brush.

Freddwhy (Rapt-Ryte)

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