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Yup I got it. Found it to be too soft for my liking. Talked to the guy. Going to give it another chance. It’s a 1 to 1 mix. I prefer 2 to 1 mixes. They to me are more durable. Going to give it another shot. 

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On 1/13/2021 at 11:32 AM, Steel Pulse said:

Yup I got it. Found it to be too soft for my liking. Talked to the guy. Going to give it another chance. It’s a 1 to 1 mix. I prefer 2 to 1 mixes. They to me are more durable. Going to give it another shot. 

Okay so how did it go ?  I talked to a guy today who said this is his all time favorite epoxy 8000lb tensile strength yada yada yada I’m wondering if it really is all that 

On 1/13/2021 at 0:24 PM, Punch63 said:

I bought some today, will give it a try

How’d it go ?

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I personal love the stuff, air bubble are very minimal, and self popping, great finish, dry time around eight hours, full cure I leave over night

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I’ve been using it for a year now. It’s the best out of the three epoxies I’ve used. It’s easy to work with, reliable work time, cures hard and doesn’t crack. 0 issues as of now.

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Steel, if you press hard enough it does leave an indent, but in the description it say the product

has some flex, and won't peel or crack, I'm think maybe that is the way it was made. 

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That was my findings and yes if it doesn’t peel or the dent doesn’t cause failure and cause it to delaminate then I’d say that is ok. I prefer something harder but some like it that way. So many options so Little time.  

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@Steel Pulse I also am working with this brand and I can say it's gotta be the best I've used. Mix by weight if you get some (I think its like a 1.26 multiplier). It has about a 30-45 min work time before it's beyond 'spreadable' with an acid brush.

 

No air bubbles, no fish eyes, no craters or pull away... And if mixed by weight, after ~24hr it's rock hard. No indent if you press a finger nail in it. Good thickness on one coat as well.

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On 3/22/2021 at 11:59 AM, Kphresh said:

@Steel Pulse I also am working with this brand and I can say it's gotta be the best I've used. Mix by weight if you get some (I think its like a 1.26 multiplier). It has about a 30-45 min work time before it's beyond 'spreadable' with an acid brush.

 

No air bubbles, no fish eyes, no craters or pull away... And if mixed by weight, after ~24hr it's rock hard. No indent if you press a finger nail in it. Good thickness on one coat as well.

I tried by volume 1:1. Turned out pretty soft. 

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1 hour ago, Rui said:

I tried by volume 1:1. Turned out pretty soft. 

Yeah I did too, but it's no good by volume. By weight is more accurate and gives the better finished results. 

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Ok so I’ll give it another shot this weekend. I F’in hate epoxy. 

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Kphresh:

I'm asking because I don't have the product handy as yet

 

I contacted the owner of Truecoat and got this reply


From: Joe Peterson <trueglidelures@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:31 AM
To: ed morini <edmorini@theshipscarpenter.net>
Subject: Re: Mixing schedule
 
Hi Ed. The weight ratio is included with the instructions on the inside lid of the box.
 
 Just in case though: 
 
32grams of part B to 37grams part A.
 
 You can scale this up , ex 64g part B to 74g part A, 128g part B to 148g part A , etc. 
 
I do not recommend scaling it down though. It’s too easy to knock the ratio out of proportion in smaller amounts. I recommend using small measuring cups or syringes for small amounts 
 
Regardless of the amount: mix for one minute and let stand 5 mins before applying 
 
TrueGlide LLC 
 
Dividing 37by 32 = 1.1562 multiplier for a 1:1 mix Is that close to the  multiplier you used. 1.6 would be more hardener and I wondering if that yielded a harder mix your coating. 

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