Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
folk

polyester clearcoat?

4 posts in this topic

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?

folk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Coley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0