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    I am going to flow coat the bilge area of my boat today wondering if there's a trick or method to this without it pooling at the bottom of the vee ?

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    Just curious are you flow coating over the wrap or is it the real deal ( fabric ) and what product have you decided to use . First off , the thinner the film , the easier it is to keep it even and avoid runs or sags during each coat , and when re-coating follow the same steps mentioned allowing the previous coat to get tacky to avoid sanding between coats .

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    Thank for your input and advise Artie. I am pressing on with the wrap. It's progressing ok. It's not as nice as the real stuff. It is what it is. I'm using stuff made by systems three . a clear gloss, 2 part,polyurethane top coat called WR-LPU on the transum & stringers to avoid running & drooping. I'm on coat # 4,last one. I'm going to use a 2 part epoxy resin called Silver Tip on the floor of the bilge and side areas.
    The instructions show pouring on a thick coat, that's why I was concerned bout pooling. I will take your advise & do multiple thin coats.

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    Speaking for many of those who watch these threads, I'd like to ask you to please post a larger picture of your Avatar. I believe to would be well received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerroost View Post
    Thank for your input and advise Artie. I am pressing on with the wrap. It's progressing ok. It's not as nice as the real stuff. It is what it is. I'm using stuff made by systems three . a clear gloss, 2 part,polyurethane top coat called WR-LPU on the transum & stringers to avoid running & drooping. I'm on coat # 4,last one. I'm going to use a 2 part epoxy resin called Silver Tip on the floor of the bilge and side areas.
    The instructions show pouring on a thick coat, that's why I was concerned bout pooling. I will take your advise & do multiple thin coats.
    Gotta tell yah , i never could understand why they suggest that because there is such a thing called gravity but non the less please post up some pic's .

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    well Artie, I rolled my boat out into the sunlight today ,had a good long look at the project before pulled the trigger on the flow coating . I'm bailing on the wrap stuff! i just don't think I'll be happy with it when it's all done. the wrap material is based on the texture embossed into it , the clear coat takes that texture away.
    So i'm looking for real c/f cloth. I,m happy with the stringers,so it's not a total loss. the wrap was cheap.Now I have to learn about c/f cloth in order to pick one .

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    Roger , good choice and to tell you the truth i think you will appreciate the real deal ( fabric ) much better .

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