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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2021, 08:18:36 PM »
I keep hearing about E-Bond and the price is so good it scares me! Ever any issues with blushing? or anything else for that matter? I've always used Euro at least it was better price than West or System-3. Not sure I would risk mixing the two, don't know enough about it to see if the chemicals are compatible. Besides I just ordered another 6 gallon kit, hope that's it
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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2021, 09:44:44 PM »
Blushing? I know that Cannon experience it in an unheated shop but I have never had it happen, but I always clean before sanding unless I re-apply it while still in the green state. 

1285 is faster, 1289 for warmer weather and it wets cloth out better.
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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2021, 10:31:16 PM »
I dont know that I ever experienced blush.   My work temp is 60 degrees this time of year.   I just ordered another 6 gallons of resin.   That will be 36 gallons.  Im hoping that will do it.  I have wasted some,  but not gallons. 

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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2021, 06:48:24 AM »
I have had work blush during the winter-time or cold humid nights with eBond. Wipes off with water easily, not a problem really... Especially if you are using something like peel ply. 3 gallons is well under $200 shipped, do some science!

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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2021, 07:01:24 AM »

Blush is often pretty light, hard to detect.  Best way to look for it is to walk the full length of the boat, dragging your hand on the hull the whole way ... blush will feel a little waxy on your hand.  Best to clean it off (ammonia water) before sanding.
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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2021, 07:33:57 PM »
I have never seen blush but after scrubbing with a 3M pad and water the surface feels cleaner.  I do it every time just to be sure I get the best bond possible.  I know this is adding time to the build but I think we are all betting that we have great boats and will take them anywhere.

Rbob, thanks for the advice on the Epoxy cost.

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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2021, 10:05:51 AM »
Ive used a lot of epoxies - generally in smaller amounts though - and so far Im very pleased with the eBond. I havent mixed formulas at all and would hesitate also without talking to their experts or giving it a good trial.
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Re: 30' GA in Elma Wa.
« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2021, 11:12:59 PM »
I am getting very close to applying my spray rails ect.  I am concerned about having un-glassed wood in the water.   At some point I am sure I will beach my boat.   Has anyone glassed over UHMW?  I am thinking that if I poke a hole in the glass I won't have anything to rot.