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michael merrill

The pros and cons of clearcoats

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I was just curious to hear the different opinions concerning the different types of clearcoats, ie.durability,ease of use,affects on paint,uv protection,weight problems,etc.I am always learning something from you guys.thanx.

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Michael,

You should probably do a search on this topic, it's been talked about literaelly a hundred times or more! Click on TU Search up top and search on the keywords "devcon etex". You will find there is hours and hours of reading to do. That aside, each of us has his own idea of what is "best". I personally feel that we have yet to find a really "good" clearcoat. I think there is one out there but this forum has yet to discover it or let it out of the bag.

good luck.

jed v.

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Thanks RiverMan,Ill do that search.Well did some reading and it seems most use devcon 2ton or etex.I sure would like to find a one part clearcoat that is water-based and waterproof.....good luck huh.

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There are a few water based clear coats out there. However, they do not seem to hold up too well. Etex and Devcon will definitely hold up better.

Andrew

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Systems Three makes a number of epoxies for marine applications. Their clear coat (a two part epoxy) works well for plugs. You'll need to spin them for 6+ hours after clear coating. Takes 7 days to fully cure. Some tough stuff and looks good.

Andrew

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