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Old 03 April 2013, 14:42   #11
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Had a practice run today with tangerine flow coat and this morning was a 2% catalyst mix when sample was out of direct sunlight at the back of workshop - It took 3 hours to flash offSo 2nd test run was done with 4% catalyst mix and sample was pushed to workshop entrance so was in the sun and it flashed off in just over an hour.

So due to work commitments and workshop availability I'm gonna go for it tomorrow
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Had a practice run today with tangerine flow coat and this morning was a 2% catalyst mix when sample was out of direct sunlight at the back of workshop - It took 3 hours to flash offSo 2nd test run was done with 4% catalyst mix and sample was pushed to workshop entrance so was in the sun and it flashed off in just over an hour.

So due to work commitments and workshop availability I'm gonna go for it tomorrow
Use scales at all times and mix well
Remember if you mix a kilo or more it will start to harden quicker due to bulk an heat built up in bucket,,, 20ml to kilo works for me, but every work shop is different
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I have been flow coating in as low as 4 degrees this winter without any problems. Ok, it isn't the fastest to set (4-8 hrs to touch dry) but the finish has been fine. I have also had better, smoother results with a gloss roller than a brush. The brush left stripes which were harder to polish out than the orange peel effect from the roller. I am sanding and polishing to a decent shine though and after a flat surface so not exactly a non slip deck finish. I am also by no means an expert and may just be very lucky.

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The comment about flowcoating with large volumes is valid. I got quite a surprise when mine started to smoke and pop in the pot after it went off...
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Old 03 April 2013, 15:43   #15
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The comment about flowcoating with large volumes is valid. I got quite a surprise when mine started to smoke and pop in the pot after it went off...
Glad it's not just me that had that.....
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