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  • #68
    JakeM
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    We are about ready to spray a clear coat on the teardrop, and just wondered if anyone knew anything about the following: (we are going to use Limco LC4000 Clearcoat)

    – Can we spray the clearcoat over recently cured epoxy?  If not, how long does the epoxy need to cure before it can be clearcoated? 1 day? 3 days? 5 days?

    – What grit sandpaper should be used on the epoxy before clearcoating?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!

    Jake

    #72
    JakeM
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    Never mind! We went ahead and coated it, and it turned out great.  I’ll post some photos soon.

    #208
    Diving Duck
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    Does the clear coat you are using provide UV protection?  I hope so!

    #209
    JakeM
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    I believe so!  I guess we’ll find out in a few years!

    #210
    Diving Duck
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    If I were you I’d check right away (unless you were joking).  Seriously, UV rays begin the destruction of epoxy in just a few hours, and it goes downhill fast.

    #214
    tomtnt
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    hey jake, you didn’t varnish the epoxy?  just clear coat?

    #215
    JakeM
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    Yes, I just used a clearcoat, but the clearcoat provides UV protection.  While a clearcoat is a little more complicated than varnishing by hand, it did save us some time.

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