I like to incorporate the textures of the materials I use in the cosmetics. Trying to eke out the look of a translucent PE tint over PU using epoxy and EPS is a fool's errand, IMO.
I only did it a couple times, but one color scheme I did with EPS was use a colored slurry and sand it back to bare foam so that I ended up with colored flecks against the white foam - kind of a confetti look. Not my idea, by the way; I saw someone else do it and thought it looked kewl.
Another example is using VE resins, which have a brownish tint to them in a brown-based color scheme, such as VE over a wood veneer or in a brown-based abstract slob job.
Don't fight your materials; embrace them.
Hi Milan Chamling - Looking at the picture it's hard to tell what you mean... is it that little patch of silvery weave just below the lighting reflection at lower right? If you sanded the laps before fillcoating it might have left some slight damage to the cloth - I've heard it referred to as "bruising" or "scarring." One trick that might help next time is to tape off the apron as usual, brush or wipe a light coat of Xylene (if you can get it) over the exposed weave areas that got hit when you feathered out the laps, and immediately brush a baste layer of epoxy over the lap. As soon as the baste layer cures slightly, continue with the rest of the fill coat right over the baste layer. The Xylene is thin enough to get really get in to the weave and make it disappear. It may also thin out the epoxy just enough to allow it to penetrate the exposed weave a little better. The same trick works with polyester only Styrene is the stuff you want for that.
Xylene isn't available in California anymore. I looked on eBay and Amazon. The price varied from $20 to $50 a gallon. I got the $20.
Hi Everysurfer -
And you got them to ship it to you? Lack of Xylene availability in California is what steered me away from Resin-X. That stuff just kicks too quick without it.
It took about a week for ground delivery, but yup.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BCOWYQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s...
HAHA - it says it right in the ad.
looks like the foam dust ( not blown off enough) + resin mixed up during lam over worked and made resin cloudy which it's showing the grid of the cloth
Scrub it kook
i have same thing with "industrial" fiberglass, it's come from non "clear" finish, hexcell "surfboard fiberglass" finish is silane 970 clear.
Wow. Xylene is full-on banned in CA?
If that happened here, I'd be out of a job.