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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:05 pm
I want your opinions on Evercoat Slick Sand?
I've Epoxy primed the bed & other parts after striping them & then did the body work. I'm thinking about priming it now with Slick sand & dry blocking it then repriming it with a primer sealer & then wet sanding it before painting.
I've talked to a lot of shops that do restorations & they love doing it this way!
How many of you'll have used it?
How easy is it to spray?
How hard is it to sand?
I've got a 2.0 tip primer gun that I'll use to spray it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:17 pm
I've used it many times over the years. Its' especially helpful in getting "wave" problems straightened out with fiberglass kit cars I build/modify. It's fairly easy to spray and with tip size bigger is better. I've used a 1.8 before but 2 to 2.2 does things faster. Did I say faster? That's important because if you don't get this stuff out of your gun in 30 minutes or so (that can be more like 20 minutes in a summer's hot garage) you'll have a dandy paperweight for your desk! The stuff sands and powders up easily (obviously guide coat it). Try to buy it from a seller that sells it on a regular basis. The catalyst must be fresh for the stuff to kick properly. There should be date codes on the catalyst tubes themselves. Outdated catalyst + Slick Sand= goo on the car instead of surfacer. It happened to me one time, that was enough....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 pm
Darrell, Thanks for your comments!
I've always liked priming & blocking things twice when I want something really nice. I keep talking to different ones & it all comes back to this so I believe this is the direction I'll be headed!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:13 pm
Good post DarrelK

,,"There should be date codes on the catalyst tubes themselves". Very Important !!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:03 am
I like Slick-Sand and Feather-fill

Slick-sand gives more build than Feather-fill in my experience.
Feather-fill is a little easier to sand initially than Slick-sand after sitting a while.

The above is just my experience using both Polly products, I really don't have a preference to either product.
Just depends how much build I want as to which I would use.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:50 pm
Sounds Good Doright.
I wasn told by some one that Feather fill is more for Fiberglass than slick sand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:20 pm
64 Thunderbolt wrote:Sounds Good Doright.
I wasn told by some one that Feather fill is more for Fiberglass than slick sand.


I dunno about that one, like I said I like both products and use both.
Just my own thoughts and my own experience but if it were me playing with fiberglass I would rather use the Slick Sand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Like I said, I'm just going by what someone told me. I have never used either & don't know but what others have told me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:08 pm
Remember,,,you can add a little reducer to it and it will spray better with a 2.0 tip....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:44 am
OldDupontGuy wrote:Remember,,,you can add a little reducer to it and it will spray better with a 2.0 tip....

Is that the best way to shoot it Rick?
That's what I have is a 2.0 tip
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