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Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 28, 2024 11:23AM

Next Level Rod Finish, does anyone have info on this NEW finish. I just ordered a quart from GET BIT. Haven't heard a peep about this before hand. Thanks

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.nux.net)
Date: February 28, 2024 12:10PM

It is probably just as good as any of the other 20 epoxies already out there. Or maybe none are any good and that is why we keep seeing so many new epoxy coatings pop up. I cannot figure out what the existing epoxies are not doing to the extent that everybody and their brother is bringing out a new epoxy every few months.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 28, 2024 12:16PM

Hi Mike, I don't have problems with any of the epoxies out there (I have them all) I was just curious as to what is different from the rest. Sounds like it would be a good pizza shop name.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/2024 12:21PM by Dennis Danku.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Rick Handrick (165.189.255.---)
Date: February 29, 2024 12:20PM

It will have to actually mix and apply itself to get me to change from Gen4.....

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: March 01, 2024 08:26AM

Believe it or not, But PAC-BAY was my go to epoxy.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Daryl Ferguson (---)
Date: March 02, 2024 08:08PM

Gen4 is the best on the market.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: March 03, 2024 02:18AM

It’s certainly curious that there is no company name or website, just one retailer who isn’t offering much of a description.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Michael Ward (---.atlagax1.pop.starlinkisp.net)
Date: March 04, 2024 11:08AM

Kendal - Kevin Brotz, from GetBit, is the one who worked to develop that epoxy and after a lot of revisions has jut brought it to market - so the GetBit website is the website i guess :)

I've had some of the iterations along the way and have used the latest/final on a bait net and now on a rod in process. My initial reactions are that it needs to be warmed up some to loosen the viscosity before drawing in a syringe and applying - your mileage may vary here depending on your shop - I work in my finished basement that stays around 65 degrees. The two parts are very clear at application and it seems to have good bubble release and leveling properties. I know some prominent builders have been using it a bit more extensively and had very positive things to say about it.

As I said in the epoxy session I did at ICRBE the other weekend - try a number of finishes and find the one that works for you in your environment and your preferred application technique - and it never hurts to try something new either - never know - you might find something that works even better for you.



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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: March 04, 2024 11:25AM

It is a true "High-Build" finish and will likely be welcomed by those who understand how to use an epoxy with this slightly thicker viscosity. LS-Supreme is similar in viscosity. The trick with these is to put them on and leave things alone. Let them do what they do for several minutes rather than attempting to manipulate the finish to make it level. They'll do that on their own if you let them.

If you want a thinner epoxy look you can either use a stiffer brush for application or warm the finish in order to reduce the working viscosity a bit.

Almost all epoxy wrap finishes work better at room temperature (68F to 72F) but not all rod builders have such an environment to work in year 'round so you have to understand how to accommodate various finishes at different temperatures.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 26, 2024 06:29PM

I can't find any product description or use/mixing instructions for this product. Any help? Dennis? I'd like to be able to view them. I'm funny like that.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Ross Pearson (---.dlth.qwest.net)
Date: May 27, 2024 07:57AM

[www.youtube.com] - A YouTube review of the finish.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---)
Date: May 27, 2024 10:46AM

Lynn, I'm a basement builder too, so Next Level will have to be warmed before use. A mix of 1:1 is the norm.Evan after warming the mix is thick and takes extra time to apply, I push it around with the brush until all is coated,then I use a heat gun to aid in saturation of the thread, apply another coat to dry spots. Depending on what size thread your using A,B,C or D you may have to apply another coat. Bubbles are not a problem for me, this product is like any other epoxy. I have no problem using it, you just have to learn how to use it.
After drying it is very clear, seems to be cleaner,very nice finish,

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 27, 2024 07:12PM

THX guys, the video told me what I wanted to know, even if a bit painful at places. I don't think I'll be soaking finish in warm water for 45 min. anytime soon. Lol.

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Re: Next Level Rod Finish
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: May 28, 2024 07:10PM

lol Lynn .......... yeah, me either lol

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