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Posted on Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 01:25 AM

Keep in mind the thread coating doesn’t get the wear a handle would. I used to buy my 50-50 pouring epoxy in five gallon buckets and found it to be perfect for display, but less so for working surfaces.

That said, I used epoxy to coat things frequently. Generally, it’s just small surfaces and I try to limit use to relatively horizontal surfaces, but I have done a few vertical sufaces.

The stuff I’m currently using is a two to one mix and flows nice. Flexcoat and similar are fifty-fifty mixes.

I don t think the 30 minute epoxy would flow and level like you need for a finish. Google fishing rod thread finish. Threadmaster and flexcoat are two brands that I use. You can get them down to 1oz containers. You mis equal parts and brush on. they self level. On a handle you will need to turn the handle every few minutes for a couple hours or it will sag on you any eposy will do that.

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