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This is the first time that I am using Madeira thread, I have noticed that I am having a harder time getting a smooth finish with the epoxy on it. Does anyone else have this problem, it definitely does not flow as smooth over the Madeira as over nylon. Usually with nylon, once it is soaked in and finish is smooth, that is it, but with the Madeira, I found it takes more attention almost to the point of the epoxy setting up.

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Madeira is an embroidery machine thread, and has a silicone coating on it, which tends to repel epoxy. Put a coat or two of color preserver on the thread, then epoxy. Or like you mentioned, you have to tend to it till it almost sets.

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It's teh silicone in teh thread. YOu need CP on Madeira thread, I don't care that a coupel of people have been able to apply finish over Madeira with no CP, they are far and few between, and the exception to this rule.

 

YOu are pretty much screwed, unless you don't mind a lumpy finished product. IT's going to be easier for you to start over, thancorrect the mistake by adding subsequent coats of finish, sanding, cleanign with alcohol, etc.

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View Post I don't care that a coupel of people have been able to apply finish over Madeira with no CP, they are far and few between, and the exception to this rule.

 

 

And I don't care that you don't care, because some people can apply epoxy over non CP'ed Madeira, I have seen it, so there!! tongue.gif

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