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Just put my first of 9 coats down. Gave up the idea of controlling dust. However, I would like to hear tips on thinning, brush type, number of coats? Or whatever.

My first mistake was using a microfiber cloth with acetone after the tack cloth. FYI they’re not really lint free.
 

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Real tack cloth & China bristle brush. I thin first coat , go lite w rest. More the the better. You’ll be able to buff out between coats , dust wise. Looking good.
 

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Real tack cloth & China bristle brush. I thin first coat , go lite w rest. More the the better. You’ll be able to buff out between coats , dust wise. Looking good.
Thank you! Epiphanes said to thin 50% on the first coat. When I thinned it that far I realized they are thinking most people are using this on bare wood.
 

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Real tack cloth & China bristle brush. I thin first coat , go lite w rest. More the the better. You’ll be able to buff out between coats , dust wise. Looking good.
7 coats later this is what I found specific to using Epifanes Gloss over glass/epoxy:

No thinning is needed
No tipping is needed
The foam roller is very important. I found that the ones from wooster labeled "very smooth" vs "smooth surfaces" produce a very spray like finish and self leveling.
Speed when sanding saves paper. If you move to slow the powder gunks up and slows the cutting process down by like 100%
And your advice is spot on about the dust. No reason to worry about it getting in the final product.
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Letting this sit for a week before I flip it over to apply bottom paint
 

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If you use a sanding block you will get an amazing finish.

You did a spectacular job on your pirogue.
 
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If you use a sanding block you will get an amazing finish.

You did a spectacular job on your pirogue.
Thanks!

Im letting it sit to shrink (Im guessing it will be a month) and will block sand like you said. Its very flat right now so I might start off with 800 or 1000 grit and then buff.
 

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Thanks!

Im letting it sit to shrink (Im guessing it will be a month) and will block sand like you said. Its very flat right now so I might start off with 800 or 1000 grit and then buff.
I wanted to give you that info if you did not already know of it.

Great build Jason.
 
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