just gonna do my first gloss coat. what would the mix be? at 60oC 3/4 cup of gloss resin (taupo) wax in styrene? cc's? catalyst cc's? thanks tried the archives but it doesnt mention cc's
Howzit Pauluk, 3/4 of a cup is only 6 ounces. How big is the board you're going to gloss? I don't scimp on the resin when doing a gloss, so your amount seems very small. I use 10% styrene and 5% S.A.. This mixture has proven to work great for me and the results are a very smooth gloss finish which requires very little sanding before I start using Shurlustre. Good Luck. Aloha, Kokua
the board is an 8'2" pintail longboard the only stuff i can get is wax in styrene already mixed the 3/4 of a cup came from a post i found in the archives. thanks
Howzit Pauluk, You mean there's no styrene available where you're at. I would think that where ever you buy your resin, S.A. and fiberglass would carry it. What about another surfboard builder. Aloha, Kokua
Kokua - Are those proportions added to what is already called gloss resin?
Howzit John, You got it, After straining the gloss resin I add the styrene and SA and mix throughly. I like the resin to take about 10 mins to kick so that it smoothes out really nice. Aloha, Kokua
Kokua you gotta be using Reichold.I cant get Silmar to kick in less than 30 minutes...eats the pinlines.
kokua. what´s SA ?
Hey Reverb,where ya been?Im not Kokua but SA is "Surfacing Agent" also known as "Wax Sol" (wax solution).Its simply a premix of wax and styrene that you get from fiberglass suppliers.
Mr Clean, Yep Reichold is what Fiberglass Hi. sends me. I would hate to wait around for 30 mins. for it to kick, plus the problem with the pinlines would really drive me nuts. They've got to sell Reichold in your area, but when I think about it I probably couldn't get Silmar here if I wanted it. Aloha, Kokua