35472Re: stupid little bubbles in my epoxy!
- Mar 31, 2004
> I painted on the gently mixed and bubble free epoxy on theThis is where it pays to noit use dispossible brushes. Or really to
> flawlessly constructed propulsion devices with a brush that sheds
> like my dog.
not dispose of brushes that you use. Get a coffee can, and trim the
handle till it fits inside keep enough thinner in there to keep the
brush soft. When you are done painting, wipe the excess epoxy off
very quickly. Dip the brush in the solvent, and paint what remains
onto something that will benefit from a little epoxy like your other
wooden boats. Keep the brush sealed int he can, and you will get a
year out of it with less cleaning time than is required to take a
diposible out of the pack. Even the cheap chip brushes will stop
sheading after the first time or to, and you won't have to pick up
>People generally understand that rising temps will cause bubbles, so
> So i franticly plucked hairs and continued my application.
> I walked away quite satisfied with my superior craftsmenship and
> returned five minutes later with a celebratory beverage.....AHHHHH!
> It looked like somebody rubbed an alkaseltzer tablet all over my
they leap to the correct enough conclusion that falling temps will
cure the problem. The best condition if you can manage it at all is
stable totaly consistant temp. Sure falling is better than nothing,
but stable is better still so i wouldn't go out of my way to super
heat on part and then cool another and so forth. It will work, but
it's more trouble. Direct sunlight can make your piece bubble, even
if through a window.
Building a Micro is a big enough job. I wouldn't set myself up to
have to spray or pass flame over every single part just to get a good
result. Just makes a toxic job all the more toxic.
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