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Finishing
Posted by: Carl Butler (---)
Date: June 30, 2020 08:49AM

I’m finishing up a rod. Using Flex Coat i was just curious how long should i wait between coats?

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Re: Finishing
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 30, 2020 09:02AM

As soon as the first application is no longer soft or tacky enough to snag your brush, you can proceed with a second application. This is often anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours depending on the temperature where you're working. Because epoxy cures by chemical reaction, not the evaporation of a solvent, it's possible to add additional applications sooner than many realize.


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Re: Finishing
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 30, 2020 12:19PM

I apply a 2nd coat - sooner than later - per To.
Since you a "laying" the finish on vs "painting" it on, the is little chance for the brush to stick to the tacky finish.
It can happen though - just move the brush away from the wrap a frog's hair so the brush bristles don't contact the tacky finish.
Applying while tacky, IMO, provides better adherence and less chance of fisheyes.
Herb
CTS

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Re: Finishing
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: June 30, 2020 02:47PM

With the room temperature at 72 degrees F, you can re-coat Flex coat in 6-8 hours. Expect a full cure in 24 hours.

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

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