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Epoxy Clearcoat - 10-16-2019, 09:31 AM

So Iíve tried to find all relevant threads, and to search for good answers. What Iíve found is probably a bunch of outdated information. Iím not gonna link to one particular product, but it seems that the vast majority of new epoxy cast/mold products are claiming to be pure 100% clear when dried. They claim to be loaded with UV inhibitors in the resin and hardeners.

Has anyone tried one of these newer products for a clear coat? Their cured data claims are about what the old epoxies claimed to get to. There are, at least, 10 different companies making these so call Ďartí style epoxies. Some seem more oriented for casting, while others seem more designed for thin clear coat applications.

Anyone have any feedback on these newer companies/resins?
  
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10-16-2019, 06:19 PM

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So Iíve tried to find all relevant threads, and to search for good answers. What Iíve found is probably a bunch of outdated information. Iím not gonna link to one particular product, but it seems that the vast majority of new epoxy cast/mold products are claiming to be pure 100% clear when dried. They claim to be loaded with UV inhibitors in the resin and hardeners.

Has anyone tried one of these newer products for a clear coat? Their cured data claims are about what the old epoxies claimed to get to. There are, at least, 10 different companies making these so call Ďartí style epoxies. Some seem more oriented for casting, while others seem more designed for thin clear coat applications.

Anyone have any feedback on these newer companies/resins?
Why don't you try a few and let us know how it works out

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So Iíve tried to find all relevant threads, and to search for good answers. What Iíve found is probably a bunch of outdated information. Iím not gonna link to one particular product, but it seems that the vast majority of new epoxy cast/mold products are claiming to be pure 100% clear when dried. They claim to be loaded with UV inhibitors in the resin and hardeners.

Has anyone tried one of these newer products for a clear coat? Their cured data claims are about what the old epoxies claimed to get to. There are, at least, 10 different companies making these so call Ďartí style epoxies. Some seem more oriented for casting, while others seem more designed for thin clear coat applications.

Anyone have any feedback on these newer companies/resins?
Do you have the names of some of these you're thinking about?
  
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Epoxy Clearcoat - 10-17-2019, 01:04 AM

Is this so called water thin epoxy something other than West System? Tommy D.


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Is this so called water thin epoxy something other than West System? Tommy D.
Well it is branded different, and a couple of them say they are UV proof and donít require an extra UV proof finish like West System does.
  
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10-17-2019, 09:23 AM

So far I haven't seen nor heard of a product that works better than what Chris Hightower markets as cue coat.
  
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10-17-2019, 12:02 PM

If you're really concerned about them yellowing over time, you might as well brush auto clear coat on top of the epoxy ( after fine sanding ).


  
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10-17-2019, 12:55 PM

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If you're really concerned about them yellowing over time, you might as well brush auto clear coat on top of the epoxy ( after fine sanding ).
No so much the yellowing, as more the final hardness of the finish. Some are claiming numbers I feel are much higher than their price reflects.
  
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