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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:03 AM
Is there anybody, who ever tried to substitute the epoxy-based clearcoats for polyester resin? I'm thinking about this, because the epoxy glue I can get here is too thick to smooth it evenly.
On the other hand, I saw a polyester resin product, that looks like a syrup. It would be definitely better to work with, rather than the jelly-like epoxy, but I'm not sure about the durability of the polyester.
Any pro's or con's?
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:54 AM
Polyester resin is fiberglass. I really believe it would be
to hard and crack easily on a bait.
Can you heat your epoxy in warm water to thin it some
before you apply it?
Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:03 PM
polyester resins chip easily and don't adhere well to painted and wooden surfaces. These are some reasons why a lot of fiberglass repairs are done with epoxy resins. I would stay away from the polyester.
One trick that i use to smooth out my epoxy is after I have a rough coat on my lures I hit them with a heat gun for 2-4 seconds. this thins the epoxy so that I can brush it out into a smooth even coat. it also causes the epoxy to set faster thus reducing the chance of dust from getting into the finish.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 01:36 AM
Thanks for your comments! You saved me from a disappointing experiment