Re: epoxy fill coats

Posted by Kurt Maurer on May 15, 2004

Garagegirl, the idea of fill coats is to fill in low spots, but leave the high spots alone. If you keep rolling on coats of epoxy, to build up the high spots as well as the low spots, and that is precisely why some folks believe in using squeegees instead of rollers. Squeegees allow minimal coating of high spots, but allow full coating of low spots.

This isn't to say that squeegees are the only way to go. If you are using a roller, then sand off the high spots before filling in the low spots.

It is my bet that you could sand right down to a varnish-ready finish with what you have right now, without getting into the 'glass at all. It is okay if you can see the weave under the epoxy; but it is not *as* okay if you can see the remains of your cloth flying through the air. But even then, getting into the 'glass here and there constitutes no disaster. If you actually sand into the cloth, chances are you will know it, stop immediately, and leave no more than a half-dollar sized error. No big deal. Just keep smiling, and no one will be the wiser (except for you).

Cheers, Kurt

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