Painting on epoxy
Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:18 AM
Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:56 AM
I use a rod turner running at 18rpm, and a cheap brush I got from Mud Hole. The speed of the turner makes it easy to see when I have an even application. Try not to put a big glob on, in the first place, but if you do (we all do, sometimes) you can draw off the surplus and apply it to the next wrap. Epoxy is self-leveling, so after a minute, the brush marks disappear. I go for 2 coats, these days. It just seems to work better than trying to do one perfect coat.
Some people thin their epoxies, but I don't find that to be necessary.
After the finish begins to thicken, clean up the edges, and any overage, with DNA on a paper towel. I also clean my brushes with DNA and reuse them several times, but then I'm known for being a tightwad....
Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:25 AM
I apply with a spatula. Don't try to paint it on, remember you are applying. I apply it on the guides with the rod turning. once done I hit it with a bubble buster, then I stop the rod from turning and let it sag. whisk the sag from the bottom using a spatula or an old credit card. Start the rod turning again. If the epoxy doesn't level out where you whisked it, hit it with a bubble buster again. You should have a nice thin application now. You might want to start out by only doing one section at a time. If you are taking too long the epoxy will start to set.
I use aluminum trays You can hit them with a hair dryer and heat the epoxy up if it starts to set. Don't do it to much though.
Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:36 PM
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