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Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (---.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 05, 2021 04:24PM

Has anybody ever used Permaglos or Epoxy over woven carbon fiber grips and how did like it and how did it feel to fish.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 05, 2021 05:36PM

PermaGloss is the preferred medium for coating such grips. It's thinner, lighter and tougher than epoxy. It also improves the tactile feel and grip over a non-finished grip.

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Re: Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (45.43.14.---)
Date: January 05, 2021 05:53PM

Tom Kirkman Wrote:
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> PermaGloss is the preferred medium for coating
> such grips. It's thinner, lighter and tougher than
> epoxy. It also improves the tactile feel and grip
> over a non-finished grip.
>
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How many coats are needed Tom.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 05, 2021 06:39PM

If the surface is smooth, just one.

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Re: Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 05, 2021 07:23PM

Tom, on the grips that have a lot of texture, like the ones from NFC......should I be using several coats of PermaGloss......or a coat of laminating epoxy first sanded back.....or perhaps sanding the grip first?

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Woven Carbon fiber grips and epoxy coating
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 05, 2021 09:52PM

PermaGloss is much too thin to function as a sealer or filler. What I have done is use standard System 3 epoxy (any similar will work) as a filler and then sand down to smooth, and then a final with PG. Much quicker and more effective.

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